This special tonic is the perfect pick-me-up to keep your immunity in tiptop shape before a cold or flu unfolds. Its rich golden yellow hue comes from beta-carotene.
1 teaspoon fresh turmeric, peeled and grated
1 teaspoon honey
Juice of 1 lemon or lime
1 cup hot water
Inspired by the great Jamu kunyit at Janet DeNeef’s Bali restaurant Casa Luna, this is my version with the fresh producecreated for the cooking school in 2005. Like its little sister ginger, turmeric has been used in traditional medicine as a liver tonic and blood purifier, and continues to be useful for a variety of skin conditions and minor injuries.
It is celebrated for its powerful antioxidant curcumin, which has been noted as having anti-tumour, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects.
Turmeric is a common ingredient of traditional oriental medicine for use as a stomach tonic and blood purifier, and was used for a variety of skin conditions and minor injuries. Today, turmeric is considered potentially beneficial for use in connection with symptoms associated with a variety of health conditions due to its purported antioxidant, anti-tumour, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial effects.
The active constituent in turmeric is known as curcumin, which is believed to be responsible for the following medicinal and therapeutic properties:
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