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Turmeric - Healthy and delicious

Turmeric - Healthy and delicious

Posted by Chris Colbert on 28th Feb 2024


With an avid chef in our house as well as my own inflammatory health concerns Turmeric has been a part of our personal lives for years.  As a business it is one of the most preferred products we sell.  The Herbal Connection range includes:

 - Turmeric ground

Turmeric Ground Organic

Turmeric Chips Organic

- Anti-Inflammatory blend

Turmeric Chai Latte Organic

Turmeric, a golden spice revered for thousands of years, not only enriches the flavor of dishes but also offers a plethora of health benefits. This vibrant spice, integral to traditional medicine systems like Ayurveda, continues to captivate the modern world with its healing properties. This blog post delves into the myriad ways Turmeric serves our health, its role in reducing inflammation, the science behind its magic, and practical tips for incorporating it into your daily life.

What is Turmeric Good For?

Turmeric's health benefits are vast and varied. Known for its potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, it has been used to treat a range of conditions from colds to chronic diseases. Turmeric supports heart health, brain function, and joint health, and is also believed to aid in cancer prevention. Its application in improving skin health, enhancing digestion, and boosting the immune system underscores its versatility in promoting overall well-being.

How Does Turmeric Reduce Inflammation?

The anti-inflammatory effects of Turmeric are attributed to Curcumin, its active compound. Curcumin inhibits molecules known to play major roles in inflammation, effectively reducing swelling and pain associated with various conditions. Scientific studies confirm that Turmeric's anti-inflammatory action can be as effective as some anti-inflammatory drugs, without the adverse side effects.

How is Turmeric Grown?

Turmeric is cultivated from the rhizomes, or underground stems, of the Curcuma longa plant. It thrives in warm, humid climates with well-drained, fertile soil. The planting process involves burying pieces of the rhizome just below the soil surface. With proper care, including regular watering and protection from extreme weather, Turmeric plants will mature in about 8 to 10 months, ready for harvest.

Can Turmeric Help with Weight Loss?

Emerging research suggests that Turmeric can support weight loss efforts by enhancing fat metabolism and reducing inflammation associated with obesity. Curcumin's ability to inhibit the growth of fat tissue and its positive effects on insulin sensitivity are promising for those looking to manage their weight. However, Turmeric should complement a healthy diet and exercise regime for best results.

How Do I Use Turmeric Chips?

Turmeric chips, dried slices of Turmeric rhizome, are a versatile ingredient that can be used in various ways. They can be ground into powder for culinary use, steeped in hot water for a healthful tea, or simply added to soups and stews for flavor and nutrition. Turmeric chips are also an excellent addition to homemade skincare recipes, offering antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.

Cooking with Turmeric

Turmeric, with its earthy flavor and vibrant color, is a staple in cuisines around the world, especially in South Asian and Middle Eastern dishes. The spice's unique taste and health benefits make it a fantastic addition to a variety of recipes, from curries and soups to teas and smoothies.

Our Turmeric Chai Latte Organic is perfect any time of the year either hot or cold.  Try this quick prpeparation:


  • 1 cup of milk (dairy or plant-based like almond, coconut, or oat milk)
  • 1 teaspoon of Turmeric Chai Latte Organic
  • 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)


  1. Combine Ingredients: In a small saucepan, combine the milk and Turmeric Chai Latte Organic.
  2. Warm the Mixture: Heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until it is hot but not boiling. The aim is to fully integrate the spices and allow their flavors to infuse into the milk without scalding it.
  3. Sweeten and Flavor: Once the mixture is hot, remove the saucepan from the heat. Stir in the honey or maple syrup to sweeten, and add the vanilla extract if using. Adjust the sweetness according to your taste.
  4. Strain (If Necessary): If you prefer a smoother texture, strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve into your mug to remove any solids.
  5. Froth (Optional): For an extra touch of luxury, froth your turmeric latte using a milk frother. Alternatively, you can blend the mixture for a few seconds in a blender to achieve a frothy texture—just be careful with hot liquids.
  6. Serve: Pour the turmeric latte into your favorite mug. You can sprinkle a little bit of cinnamon or turmeric on top for garnish.
  7. Enjoy: Sip and enjoy the warm, comforting, and healthful benefits of your homemade turmeric latte.

When cooking with turmeric powder, it's important to pair it with a fat source, like oil or ghee, to enhance curcumin absorption. A pinch of black pepper can further increase its bioavailability, thanks to piperine, a compound in black pepper. Start with small amounts, as the flavor is potent and can overwhelm dishes.


Turmeric's enduring legacy as a potent medicinal herb is backed by both ancient wisdom and modern science. With its wide-ranging health benefits, from reducing inflammation to supporting weight loss, Turmeric is a valuable addition to anyone's wellness regimen. Whether through dietary inclusion or as part of your skincare routine, the versatility of Turmeric, including its chips, offers endless possibilities for enhancing your health naturally.

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