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Turmeric

Turmeric

Name: Curcuma longa

Origin: India, Peru, Nicaragua

Aroma: Pungent

Flavor: Earthy with slight sweet notes

Our Products: Slices, Tea Cut, Cut & Sift, Powder

Contact PGI for micro reduction, roasting, blending, milling, and social involvement with growers.

History

Historical uses for turmeric are well documented and there are many overlapping uses across cultures. In Pakistan, Afghanistan, and many southeast Asian countries, it is applied to wounds as an antiseptic that could also help speed up the healing process. In Ayurvedic history, it is known to purify blood and aid with skin conditions. Its commonly used in folk medicine as an anti-inflammatory, to increase your body’s antioxidant capacity, to improve brain function, for joint health, to counteract damage caused by stress, and the list continues. Turmeric is also used in many cultures throughout India and other parts of Asia to help skin glow and is applied to the face and body as needed. 



Turmeric Masala Chai

For Tea
3 c filtered water
2 tsp black tea
1 large pinch of cardamom
1 large pinch of cinnamon
1 small pinch of back pepper
½ tsp grated ginger ( ⅛ tsp of powdered ginger)
2 Tbsp of local honey
For Milk
1 cup coconut milk (or try almond or hemp)
¼ tsp Turmeric
¼ tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp local honey or alt sweetener

Bring all the tea ingredients to a boil and simmer for 2 min then strain. Mix milk ingredients together with a milk frother, immersion blender, or by hand. Once tea has cooled poor into a glass with ice ¾ full and then pour the milk over top .

Traditional Uses

  Historical uses for turmeric are well documented and there are many overlapping uses across cultures. In Pakistan, Afghanistan, and many southeast Asian countries, it is applied to wounds as an antiseptic that could also help speed up the healing process. In Ayurvedic history, it is known to purify blood and aid with skin conditions. Its commonly used in folk medicine as an anti-inflammatory, to increase your body's antioxidant capacity, to improve brain function, for joint health, to counteract damage caused by stress, and the list continues. Turmeric is also used in many cultures throughout India and other parts of Asia to help skin glow and is applied to the face and body as needed.