Turmeric, a bright golden spice, is a staple in many cuisines and traditional medicine systems around the world. Whether consumed fresh or dried, turmeric has impressive health benefits thanks to its active compound curcumin. Turmeric or Curcuma longa, a plant of the ginger family (Zingiberaceae) native to South-East Asia, has been revered for its medicinal properties for thousands of years. Its benefits are also supported by traditional medical systems such as Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), as well as modern scientific research.
Add turmeric powder to soups, stews, rice or lentil dishes. It can even be added to salads for a warm and different taste.
Turmeric can also be used to make tea and golden milk by mixing it with warm plant milk and a little sweetener.
Unfortunately, the curcumin in turmeric is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream. This reduces its health benefits.
However, adding black pepper can help. Studies confirm that the combination of piperine and curcumin increases curcumin absorption by up to 2000%.
As a result, combining turmeric with black pepper increases its potential health benefits.
NOTE. The information provided here should not be interpreted as advice for treatment or other health problems. We encourage you to make decisions about your personal health by considering different sources of information.