Turmeric is an amazing seasoning, rich in antioxidants you definitely want in your vegan diet. After you read these five reasons, turmeric is sure to become a regular on your seasoning rack and in all your meals.
1. Minimizes Sprain Pain
Turmeric can be a big help internally and externally when it comes to sprains. This amazing spice is anti-inflammatory and can be mixed with water to create a paste for the affected area. Wrap the the area in fabric, and let the turmeric stay on for approximately thirty minutes to an hour. Due to its rich yellow color, your body part will be yellow too, so be mindful of this. Turmeric can also be taken as a tea. When sipped between meals, it can help reduce swelling.
2. Prevents Cancer
Turmeric comes from the stems of the curcumin plant. Information from the American Cancer Society shows that curcumin interrupts the early stages of the disease. Lab tests have even shown this amazing substance to kill cancer cells!
3. Defies Dandruff
Turmeric can be combined with olive oil or another plant-based oil to create a healthy scalp. Applied to the scalp for at least fifteen minutes before shampooing, this mixture is a natural and effective treatment.
4. Enhances DIY Dye Projects
The next time you become perturbed because turmeric has stained another dish cloth, keep in mind that this amazing spice makes a beautiful cloth dye. From tye-dyed shirts to full dyed garments, the strong yellow color creates a beautiful hue in fabrics.
5. Makes (Almost) Every Vegan Dish Better
Turmeric has a rich, yet not overpowering taste, which makes it easy to add a few dashes to any meal. You’ll reap tons of health benefits, with delicious side effects. Not to mention turmeric’s color can also be used to add a little fun to colorless foods. From cauliflower to rice to even smoothies, there’s no end to the creative things you can do with this amazing and healthful seasoning.