Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Super Turmeric Drink! (Jamu)

Here's the top-secret recipe for a glass of the Mrs K Super Turmeric Drink­. You'll need the following ingredients:
  • Turmeric powder - 1 level teaspoon
  • Salt - pinch
  • Ground ginger - half a teaspoon
  • Tamarind concentrate - 2 level teaspoons (you can get this in Asian supermarkets, or online)

Mrs K says if you don't like (or want to use) tamarind, a quarter-glass of orange juice will do the trick.
Put all the ingredients into a ceramic mug or glass tumbler (it will stain plastic!) and fill with boiling water. Stir well and leave to cool. Stir again before drinking. Repeat daily. That's it!
The recipe scales well, so you can make larger batches and store in the fridge in a bottle for a few days if you wish.
The BBC recently did a fascinating experiment on the effects of turmeric - turns out it has a measurable effect on genes that are involved with anxiety, eczema, asthma and even cancer! More research is needed, but it's very encouraging. BBC Magazine: Could turmeric really boost your health?

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