How to use Turmeric: Unlocking the Secrets of the Golden Spice and a Latte That Glows

How to use Turmeric: Unlocking the Secrets of the Golden Spice and a Latte That Glows


Get ready to dive into the world of turmeric, a vibrant yellow-orange spice that has been enchanting taste buds and improving health for centuries in Southeast Asia. 

In this article, we'll explore the marvellous uses of turmeric, the precautions to consider, and even spill the secrets of removing those pesky turmeric stains. 

Plus, we'll introduce you to a hidden gem, the Good Glow Turmeric Latte, which has taken this golden spice to a whole new level. Let's embark on this golden adventure together!

What is Turmeric Used For?

Turmeric has been a mainstay in Indian and Asian cuisine, adding flavour, colour, and aroma to dishes such as curries, rice, soups, stews, and sauces. Its natural dye properties have also found their way into textiles, cosmetics, and food colouring.

Culinary uses of turmeric include:

  • Enhancing the flavour and colour of curries
  • Adding a rich, golden hue to rice dishes
  • Spicing up soups, stews, and sauces
  • Blending into smoothies for a healthy boost

Turmeric's dye properties have been utilised in:

  • Textiles for vibrant, natural colour
  • Cosmetics, such as natural skin care products and makeup
  • Food colouring for a natural alternative to synthetic dyes

Beyond its culinary applications, turmeric possesses various medicinal properties, including anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-cancer, and anti-oxidant effects. Turmeric has been used to treat a wide range of ailments, from digestive issues to arthritis and skin disorders.

Turmeric's medicinal properties can help address:

  • Inflammation and related conditions, such as arthritis and joint pain
  • Bacterial infections, due to its anti-bacterial properties
  • Viral infections, thanks to its anti-viral effects
  • Cancer prevention and treatment, as it may inhibit cancer cell growth
  • Oxidative stress and damage, as it functions as a powerful antioxidant
  • Digestive issues, including indigestion and bloating
  • Skin disorders, such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis, when applied topically or consumed

What Medications Should Not be Taken with Turmeric?

While turmeric has many benefits, it's essential to exercise caution when using it with certain medications, such as blood-thinning medications like warfarin, aspirin, or clopidogrel. Additionally, it's advised to avoid turmeric if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have gallbladder problems.

How to Remove Turmeric Stains from Carpet, Clothes, and Fabric

Turmeric stains can be stubborn, but fear not! For clothes and fabric, here’s what to do:

  1. Soak the stained area in cold water for at least 30 minutes
  2. Next, apply a mixture of baking soda and water to the stain 
  3. Let it sit for another 30 minutes, rinse with cold water, and repeat until the stain is gone 

For carpets:

  1. Mix one part vinegar with one part water and apply the solution to the stain 
  2. Let it sit for at least 15 minutes before blotting it with a clean cloth
  3. Repeat the process until the stain disappears

How to Remove Turmeric Stains from Skin

To remove turmeric stains from your skin, gently rub a small amount of oil or milk-based cleanser on the stained area, and then rinse with warm water. If the stain persists, apply a mixture of baking soda and water to the skin and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing it off.

How to Make Turmeric Paste

Making turmeric paste is simple. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Combine 1/2 cup of turmeric powder with 1 cup of water in a saucepan. 
  2. Heat the mixture over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until it forms a thick paste.
  3. Allow the paste to cool, and then store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. 

You can use turmeric paste in cooking, smoothies, or even as a topical application for skin issues.

What is the Difference Between Turmeric and Curcumin?

Turmeric is a spice derived from the root of the Curcuma longa plant, while curcumin is the active compound found in turmeric that provides its health benefits. 

Curcumin is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent, making it the primary reason for turmeric's numerous health benefits. Most turmeric contains about 2-5% curcumin by weight.

Where Can I Buy Turmeric?

Turmeric is widely available in grocery stores, specialty food shops, and online retailers. You can find it in the spice aisle as a dried, ground powder or in the produce section as fresh turmeric root. 

You can also find turmeric supplements and various turmeric-infused products, such as teas, lotions, and even lattes, like the VORA Good Glow Turmeric Latte.


How to Eat Turmeric Root?

Fresh turmeric root can be consumed in various ways. You can grate or mince it and add it to soups, stews, curries, stir-fries, or even smoothies. Alternatively, you can make a turmeric tea by boiling slices of fresh turmeric root in water and then straining the liquid. Add honey or lemon for taste, if desired.

Another tasty and convenient way to incorporate turmeric into your diet is by trying the VORA Good Glow Turmeric Latte

This caffeine-free treat is packed with a high-absorption curcumin complex, combined with delicious cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger. Not only does it provide the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits of turmeric, but it also contains prebiotics for gut health and is naturally sweetened with monk fruit extract.

To enjoy VORA Good Glow Turmeric Latte, simply mix 5g of the latte powder with 200ml of warm oat milk and savour throughout the day.


In conclusion

Turmeric is a versatile and enchanting golden spice with a rich history, offering numerous health benefits and culinary applications. By understanding how to use turmeric, you can easily incorporate it into your daily life and relish its many advantages. 

Be sure to try the delightful VORA Good Glow Latte for a unique, caffeine-free treat that combines the best of turmeric with other beneficial ingredients. Embrace the magic of this golden spice and let it bring a burst of colour and health to your life!

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