What to do with turmeric?

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  1. Ive Fargottin

    Ive Fargottin Junior Member

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    Yummy,looks like this for dinner! :)

    I have all the ingredients, yippee!

    I'm gonna have to get me a cobek though.

    I'm starting to expand the taste buds of the kids and I reckon this will go down well.
    Im off to dig up the kencur.

    Cheers mate, much appreciated. :)
     
  2. Ive Fargottin

    Ive Fargottin Junior Member

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    I've recently started growing some Temulawak.
    Can't wait to try it at harvest time.
    Apparently very tasty and healthy.
    Often used medicinally, apparently in Bali a delicious drink is made by cooking dried slices of rhizome in water with palm sugar.
     
  3. Speedy

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    Temulawk drink recipe

    50 grams of temulawak
    20 grams tamarind pulp (no seeds)
    25 grams kencur
    10 grams Cumin
    100 ml of boiled water
    100 grams Palm sugar
    2 pieces of pandan leaves
    1 litre Water

    Thinly sliced ​​temulawak and kencur, toast briefly.
    Mix the temulawak, tamarind pulp, kencur, cumin and 100 ml of boiled water, puree in blender.
    Boil water with sugar and pandan leaves until sugar dissolves.
    Mix the ginger mixture to the boiling water with sugar and stir well. Strain.
    Serve warm or cold

    This, and any other simmilar recipes using gingers, can also be fermented with water kefir grains (aka. Ginger beer plant) ...yum! :)
     
  4. Ive Fargottin

    Ive Fargottin Junior Member

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    That's the one :y:

    Good for the liver, the heart and the soul!
     
  5. Ive Fargottin

    Ive Fargottin Junior Member

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    Hey Speedy,
    do you know where I can buy kefir grains?
     
  6. Pakanohida

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    This is gonna sound odd, but did anyone mention the powder is great for removing leeches without harming the leech?
     
  7. Ive Fargottin

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    Leeches suck!
     
  8. Michaelangelica

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    New research has discovered that curcumin, a compound found in the cooking spice turmeric, can cause a modest but measurable increase in levels of a protein that's known to be important in the "innate" immune system, helping to prevent infection in humans and other animals.
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120525103915.htm
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Avant-Gardener

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    I some times use turmeric to stop the onset of a cold, soar throat and fever : Add a generous table spoon (or two) of turmeric powder to a glass of hot milk. Add sugar or honey to suit your taste. The trick is to drink the powder at the bottom of the glass, not just the flavored milk. It will work better if used at the first signs of cold symptoms, for me it is usually sufficient to ward off the attack, you can feel the feverish sensation back off instantly and the throat is soothed . In cold and humid weather you can also use it preemptively by doing the same but just add much less powder (a teaspoon).

    Like many soft, natural remedies it will work better with some people than other so I would recommend to try if it works for you.

    It is a grandma remedy in north India.
     
  10. Michaelangelica

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    Have you tried this?
    BTW leeches still being used in medicine
     
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    thnx for the solutions buddies i was also harvesting a turmeric plant and was suffering from the same problem....
     
  14. Ma&Pa

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    Chop up the rhizome and add some to your smoothies in a blender. Add cacao too for a nice taste.
     
  15. Michaelangelica

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    Yeah, this is really a fantastic juice to drink... I love the juice specially prepared by using lime and turmeric.
     
  17. Shawburn

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    What would be a reasonable dose to take?
    eg. in a juice drink.
    What other way to take it besides in Curry style dishes that are cooked?
     
  18. eco4560

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    It's good in pumpkin soup. I add my homemade paste mix (50 / 50 ginger and turmeric) to the water when I'm cooking rice. Also good in a stir fry.
     
  19. Michaelangelica

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    Skin Care Tip of the Week *Make your own anti-aging tea using turmeric powder*
    https://www.delightedmomma.com/2011/12/skin-care-tip-of-week-make-your-own.html
    Directions:
    Bring 4 cups of water to a boil
    Add turmeric powder and simmer for 10 minutes
    Strain in a mug using a cheesecloth or mesh strainer
    Add lemon/ honey or stevia to sweeten it up
    Save the remaining tea in the fridge to drink later
     
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    I have some bought dried tumeric root. Too hard to grate cut or crush. Any suggestions
     

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