Make a Homemade Turmeric Paste

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Turmeric is one of the more attractive culinary spices because of its intense golden hue. This root crop, in powder form, is a major ingredient in Indian curries. It is also responsible for mustard's radiant glow. Experts say eating colorful plant foods like turmeric should be encouraged because their pigmentation is linked with antioxidants, which are miracle nutrients that protect and repair the human body's cells from damage caused by free radicals. A rhizome, the turmeric is a close cousin of the ginger. Turmeric has long been used as an herbal remedy in China, India and Indonesia and is highly recognized by yogis and Ayurvedic healers. It is mainly grown in India.

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Ways to make homemade turmeric paste

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    Boil the 1/2 cup turmeric powder in 1 cup of water for 8-10 minutes to make a turmeric paste.
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    Or you can sizzle the turmeric powder in a bit of coconut or olive oil for 20-30 seconds
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    Use the same amounts in the first step.
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    The quantity of water or olive oil you mix with the turmeric powder can be adjusted as to how thick you want your turmeric paste to be.
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    Ghee, or clarified butter, can be used as a substitute for olive oil when mixed with turmeric powder, and heated together for 20-30 seconds
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What are the uses of turmeric?

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    The turmeric root is dried and ground into a fine powder, which is brilliant gold in color and is a prime ingredient in several Indian recipes
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    Its natural bright color is used for the pigmentation of yellow prepared mustard, yellow colored canned foods, and many other processed foods.
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    It is used as a digestive aid for the liver and the stomach
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    You should eat at least one cup of golden yogurt per day. Golden yogurt is a mixture of plain yogurt and turmeric paste.
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    It helps promote healthy mucous membranes and skin.
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    It relieves sore throat
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    Take one half of a teaspoon of turmeric paste and swallow with a glass of water. Frequency is several times in a day or as needed.
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    It is also beneficial for arthritis and stiff, creaky joints
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    Take one cup of golden milk every day for 40 days. Golden milk is a mixture of turmeric paste, milk and almond oil plus honey (for taste).
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Surprising uses of turmeric

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    Whiten teeth
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    There is a homemade toothpaste which has turmeric powder and is claimed to brighten your pearly whites.
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    Herbal foundation (cosmetics)
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    Indian women use turmeric in their face creams and body scrubs to make their faces and bodies glow.
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    Scalp care
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    A combination of olive oil and turmeric can block dandruff and improve the scalp's condition.
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    Embellishment to henna tattoos
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    Turmeric can be added as a pretty second color to henna tattoos.
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    Minimize sprain injury
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    A paste of one part salt and two parts turmeric and water to make it spreadable can be applied to the sprained body part and wrap in an old cloth (because it will be stained). Do this once a day, for 20 minutes up to one hour.
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    Remedy for swimmer's ear
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    A combination of turmeric and warmed garlic oil can help push out the water from the ears.
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    Stop certain cancers
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    Curcumin, a prime component of turmeric, has held much promise in inhibiting the growth of melanoma, and the blockage of the spread of breast cancer to the lungs.
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    Alzheimer's
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    Curcumin is the star again here in the fight against this brain memory diminishing disease.
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    Make an argument for age longevity
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    The people who have the longest average life span live in Okinawa, Japan and drink turmeric tea daily.
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    A colorful fabric dye
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    Turmeric stains clothes, which means it can be used as a very attractive, colorful dye.
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    Play dough
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    Want to have colorful play dough? Make some with brightly colored turmeric.
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    Beef and chicken are safer to eat with turmeric
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    Studies have shown that when turmeric is added to either beef or chicken when cooked over high heat (like grilling), it lowers heterocyclic amines (HCA) by 40 percent. HCA are connected to higher cancer rates.
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    Make a turmeric cake
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    This is a Lebanese dessert which is not too sweet and has an odd, earthy flavor.
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Questions and Answers

How to make a homemade turmeric powder?

If you have turmeric roots at home, you can use them to make a turmeric powder. This helps because you do not have to go to a local supermarket to buy one for cooking or self-medication. Making a turmeric powder is not difficult. If you are interested, continue reading to learn how to make it:

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    Ingredients
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    1. 100 ml of castor oil (optional)
    2. 1 kilogram (2 lbs.) of dried turmeric root
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    Materials
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    1. A flour mill
    2. A pan
    3. An airtight container
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    Procedure
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    1. Dry the turmeric under the sun for three days.
    2. Grind them using a flour mill to make a fine powder.
    3. Spread the powder on a clean paper and allow it to cool for a while.
    4. Pour 100 ml of castor oil into a pan and bring it to a boil.
    5. Switch off the stove after boiling and allow it cool for few minutes.
    6. Add the oil to the turmeric powder and mix them well.
    7. Transfer the powder to an airtight container for later use, e.g. cooking.
    8. Finished! Now you have your own turmeric powder. Isn't that easy?
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Things to consider before and after making a turmeric powder:

  • When grinding turmeric roots, use a flour mill and not a mixer grinder.
  • Castor oil is optional. If you do not want to use castor oil, you can store the powder into a freezer Ziploc bag and freeze it before using. Castor oil is used here because it can prevent the powder from bugs.
  • Do not use the powder right away while it is hot.
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Is turmeric liniment good for lower back pain?

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How to produce turmeric oil with some local materials?

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Can I mix the turmeric powder with coconut oil and how do I preserve the powder?

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