Turmeric is well-known for its healing and anti-inflammatory properties. Due to its active component curcumin, it has been a subject of more than 5600 published studies.
Turmeric has the same effects of the following 10 drugs, and even more:
- Anti-inflammatory drugs
- Anti-depressants (Prozac)
- Anti-coagulants (Aspirin)
- Pain killers
- Diabetes drugs (Metformin)
- Arthritis medications
- Inflammatory bowel disease drugs
- Cholesterol drugs (Lipitor)
Recipe for a Moroccan Turmeric-Carrot soup
You will need the following ingredients for this delicious soup:
- 2 tbsp. of butter
- 2 minced garlic cloves
- 1 cup of chopped onion (preferably organic)
- 2 ½ cups of organic chicken/vegetable stock
- 1 pound of organic carrots, cut in ½ inch dice
- 1 ½ tsp. of cumin seed
- 2 tsp. of turmeric powder
- 1 tbsp. of freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tbsp. of honey
- 1/8 tsp. of allspice
- Salt and pepper
Optional: ½ a cup of sour cream or plain yogurt, for garnish.
- First, melt the butter on medium heat.
- Add the onion and sauté for 2 min.
- Add the carrots and the broth and bring everything to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover the sauce pan and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the carrots are tender.
- In a small skillet, stir the cumin seeds on medium heat, for 4-5 minutes, or until fragrant.
- Remove the soup from the heat and puree in a blender, until it gets smooth.
- Return it to the sauce pan, add the honey, the lemon juice and the allspice. Season with salt and pepper
- When ready, put the soup in a bowl, sprinkle the toasted cumin seeds. Or you can mix the cumin with the sour cream/yogurt and dollop on top.