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The Many Health Benefits of Turmeric

turmeric is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties

Turmeric is a popular spice with its vivid yellow-orange colour and distinctive flavour, but there is so much more to it than its ability to brighten and enhance the taste of curries and other dishes.


Turmeric belongs to the same family as ginger and is abundant in the natural compound curcumin, which is known for its antioxidant properties.


These turmeric benefits were behind its popularity in ancient medicine, when it was often used as a natural painkiller, and have led to it being regarded as a superfood today.

What are the Health Benefits of Turmeric?


Including turmeric in the diet or taking turmeric tablets can lead to multiple benefits. Let’s explore the potential health benefits of turmeric in a little more detail…

Antioxidant Effects


Turmeric may also help to tackle the effects of free radicals within the body, thanks to the natural antioxidant properties it contains from turmeric. Free radicals are chemically active molecules that can cause oxidative stress to the body and mind, and have been linked with everything from dull skin to potential cognitive decline.


However, consuming turmeric or a supplement containing curcumin may help to combat this damage, supporting your body and mind to stay in the best possible condition.


turmeric root and turmeric spice

Skincare Benefits


Turmeric-based skincare products are a growing trend, with the anti-inflammatory properties of their key ingredient believed to help reduce the appearance of acne and lead to a smoother complexion.

How to Use Turmeric to Benefit Your Health


Cooking with turmeric can add aromatic flavour to a dish, as well as a vibrant burst of colour, in a similar way to saffron. Turmeric is a popular ingredient in curries and soups, while turmeric teas, turmeric lattes and ‘golden milk’ have soared in popularity in recent years.


If you’re the kind of person who’s always on the go, turmeric tablets can be a good alternative and you’ll find organic supplements containing the ingredient at Garden of Life.


Our Organics Herbal Turmeric Tablets are designed to deliver temporary relief from minor aches and pains, thanks to a formula featuring curcumin, fermented ginger root and black pepper extract. Every single ingredient in our Organics range is 100% organic and can be traced right back to its source, so you can be sure you’re putting organic goodness into your body.



To target inflammatory response within the body, we recommend our Garden of Life Organics Herbal Turmeric Extra Strength Tablets. Each of these capsules contains 100mg of curcumin, as well as organic whole turmeric, fermented ginger root and a blend of other carefully chosen organic ingredients to help target inflammation.



What is Turmeric Good For?


Ground turmeric makes a tasty addition to recipes such as soups, stews and curries, where it adds vibrancy in terms of both flavour and colour.


Turmeric can also be used to create a turmeric latte or a cup of golden milk –  a delicious, warming, soothing milky drink with just a hint of the flavoursome spice that’s popular among the health-conscious.


How to Make Golden Milk


golden milk made from plant-based milk and turmeric


Here’s how to make golden milk:


  • Add 1.5 cups of plant-based milk to a saucepan, along with 1.5 tsp ground turmeric, ½ tsp ground cinnamon and a drop of maple syrup (or another sweetener of your choice). Alternatively, add a serving of our Organics Herbal Turmeric Boost Powder or our Organics Herbal Golden Milk Powder
  • Use a balloon whisk to stir the mixture for 3-4 minutes – you want the drink to be hot, but not boiling
  • Take the saucepan off the heat and taste the milk – add more ginger or turmeric for a more intense flavour or sprinkle with a little extra cinnamon for added sweetness


Our Organics Herbal Turmeric Boost Powder is formulated to target inflammatory response in the body. It contains 50mg of fermented organic turmeric per scoop, alongside ginger root, black pepper extract and a diverse range of bacteria. It’s also packed with vitamin C – known for its ability to reduce tiredness and fatigue – from orange juice, lemon juice, pomegranate, rooibos tea and organic amla berries.



Garden of Life Organics Herbal Golden Milk Powder is designed for recovery and nourishment, thanks to a powerful blend of fermented ginger root, black pepper, curcumin from fermented whole turmeric root, ashwagandha and organic coconut water to provide extra hydration. It also contains a diverse range of live bacteria and organic black pepper.



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2020-02-04 14:45:46By Garden of Life

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