How To Make Turmeric Paste: Benefits & Uses [ 2021 Update]?

Yashasvi SaxenaSep 26 . 10 min read

Hey, lovely people!

So nice to see your glowing faces again! 

Mmm, looking at your bright faces today made to wonder about one of the brightest spices. Any guesses as to what I’m referring to? Anyone?

Yes, you are absolutely right. It’s Turmeric! The most gold of the spices with benefits is no less useful than gold!

Today, we’ll be talking about turmeric, its benefits, its uses, recipes that can be made out of it, and, most importantly, how to make turmeric paste. So, let us begin right away!


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Turmeric: The Golden Herb

Turmeric, known by the scientific name Curcuma long is partly the name of a species in the plant family ginger plants, and partly the name of products prepared from this plant. Turmeric originates from Southeast Asia. The largest producer in India, but it is also widely grown in Australia, Indonesia, Iran, China, Kiribati, Peru, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and parts of Africa.

The plant was probably brought to Europe by Marco Polo (1254–1324). In his book A Description of the World, he refers to the plant as "a fruit similar to saffron".

Plant tuber (rhizome) is cooked, dried, and ground to a yellow powder which is common as a spice in Indian cooking.

The taste of turmeric is slightly bitter, slightly sharp, and a bit reminiscent of ginger. It is rarely used alone and works best as an ingredient in curry. It is turmeric that gives some curries their bright yellow color.

Turmeric is also used as a cheap extract (counterfeit) of the very expensive real saffron (* Indian saffron "). It is also common in fresh form in Thai cooking, as in turmeric soup.


     Nutritional Content of Turmeric

In 100 grams of turmeric, contains the following various nutrients:

  • 10-gram protein
  • 168 milligrams of calcium
  • 208 milligrams of magnesium
  • 299 milligrams of phosphorus
  • 2 grams of potassium
  • 1 milligram of vitamin C
  • 55 milligrams of iron


What Is Golden Paste & Golden Milk?

Would you like a very useful drink? Golden milk is a hot beverage containing turmeric, a spice that contains 150 different properties. So drinking golden milk instead of coffee and tea will help your health. 

In golden milk, we usually combine turmeric with black pepper. Even a small amount of black pepper increases the absorption and properties of turmeric. Turmeric and black pepper contain curcumin and piperine respectively. Piperine increases metabolism, resulting in high levels of curcumin absorbed into the bloodstream.

This magic milk is made from a combination of coconut milk, black pepper, and turmeric. Of course, you can use soy milk, rice, or almond milk instead of coconut milk. You can add other ingredients for better taste.


  Golden Milk Recipe

  • Almond milk in a glass equivalent to 250 ml.
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil equivalent to 5 ml.
  • Turmeric paste one-fourth of a spoon or a little more.
  • Honey in the required amount.
  • You can use other vegetable milk such as coconut milk instead of almond milk. If you do not have this milk, you can also go for cow's milk. Of course, if you are allergic to milk lactose, you must use plant milk.
  • Pour all ingredients except honey into a bowl and heat over low heat. Stir the ingredients until they are completely dissolved before boiling. When your drink is ready, add honey according to your taste. 

Your drink is ready!


Uses & Benefits Of Turmeric Paste & Milk

 

Reducing pain in people with osteoarthritis

Taking turmeric extract can reduce pain as it has a comparable effect to ibuprofen.


Prevent heart disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of fatality in the world. Turmeric prevents heart disease as it contains curcumin which can improve the function of the endothelium or the lining of blood vessels.

It also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that play an important role in preventing heart disease. However, further research is needed to confirm the effectiveness of turmeric in reducing the risk of heart disease.


Relieves itching on the skin

Fresh Turmeric For Skin can relieve itching on the skin caused by chronic kidney disease.

It can be taken 3 times a day for 8 weeks, by combining a product containing curcumin and black pepper extract to relieve this itching.


Relieve menstrual disorders

Studies show that supplements containing curcumin can relieve symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Not only that but turmeric is also known to relieve cramps that are commonly experienced by women during menstruation.


Overcoming digestive tract disorders

The curcumin contained in turmeric is effective in treating various digestive tract disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), dyspepsia, stomach ulcers, and pancreatitis.


Prevent cancer

Curcumin has anti-inflammatory properties effective in stopping the growth, development, and spread of cancer cells. However, further research is still needed to prove the effectiveness of turmeric in preventing cancer.


Reduce depression

Studies show that consuming turmeric can reduce symptoms of depression. This is because the curcumin in turmeric can help antidepressants work better.


Solve skin problems

Thanks to its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties, turmeric can be used to treat various skin disorders, such as acne, eczema, premature aging, and psoriasis.

In addition, there are still some benefits of turmeric that you can get, such as preventing Alzheimer's disease, lowering bad cholesterol, preventing diabetes, and maintaining eye health. However, all of this still requires further research to ensure its effectiveness for health.

Turmeric Trivia: Turmeric is also claimed to be used as a remedy for appendicitis. However, this claim is just a myth. Until now, there has been no medical scientific research that confirms this.


Coconut Oil With Turmeric

This is one of the strongest natural detoxifiers and anti-inflammatory home remedies. Here’s how you can use it to your convenience!

Mix a cup of coconut milk, a teaspoon of coconut oil, and 1/4th teaspoon of turmeric paste in a saucepan. Turn the stove on to medium heat. During cooking, stir constantly and don't let the mixture boil (ie, it's just to mix the ingredients and heat the milk). Add honey to taste. 

Take the medicine as soon as it cools down. It can be consumed every day. At the beginning of the flu, try consuming it and see how quickly you will feel more energetic. You can detox by consuming a cup of this recipe for 30 days on an empty stomach.


Turmeric Milk For Skin

Turmeric and milk for face is a fantastic combo, trust me. Turmeric milk benefits for skin are innumerable.

Milk is one of the useful and effective natural extracts that have high compatibility with the health and improvement of your skin condition. And turmeric is one of the most valuable spices that is highly compatible with skin health. Recently, turmeric has been used as one of the fixed bases of handmade and homemade masks. So, let us make a face mask out of these two!

To make a face mask with milk and turmeric at home, mix 2 tablespoons of milk with 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder to get a smooth mixture. Cover all parts of your face with the mask and let this mixture stay on your skin for 15 to 20 minutes.


How To Make Turmeric Powder

Wash the Turmeric root thoroughly. After washing the rhizomes, pour them into a pot and pour some water into it, and put it on the stove, then let the turmeric wood boil in water until it softens, which is more than an hour and depends on the rhizome. Once turmeric can be easily chopped with a knife, it is enough. After the rhizome is soft, drain it and divide it into small pieces and place it in the oven tray and dry it using the oven. (At a temperature of 40 degrees for about four hours) After drying, grind it and then sift.


How To Make Turmeric Paste

Finally, the question of the hour ‘How to make Turmeric Paste?’. No worry guys, I’ve got you covered!

Here, I’m presenting to you the most effective recipe and answer on how to make turmeric paste at home! The store-bought alternatives are not reliable as fear of adulteration is always there. So here is one of the best alternatives that will help in solving the query of how to make turmeric paste at home.

Scroll to get to know the ingredients and the answer to ‘How to make turmeric paste at home?’.


Ingredients

Gather the ingredients first!

  • Turmeric powder- ½ cup
  • Cinnamon- 1tbsp
  • Grated ginger- 1tsp
  • Black Pepper- 1tsp
  • Coconut oil- ¼ cup
  • Water
  • Honey / Mapel Syrup (Optional)

Now let us learn how to make turmeric paste!



Procedure

  • Take a saucepan.
  • Throw in all the ingredients.
  • Whisk and cook until it gets a thick and flowy consistency.
  • Let it cool.
  • Now transfer in a jar and keep in the refrigerator.

Voila! It’s done.


Now that you guys know how to make turmeric paste, my role is done. Until next time people. Toodles!



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