Pure Gold: How Ayurvedic Herb, Turmeric, Prevents and Heals Disease
Meghan Hays Ayurveda
Ayurveda Salt Lake City
Turmeric has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine to season food, heal the liver and skin, and prevent and cure a myriad of health challenges. You've probably heard of some of turmeric's medicinal properties, like its ability to reduce pain and inflammation in the body (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19594223/), but it seems like new studies are published monthly affirming its uses for so many more diseases and health challenges--turmeric benefits so many diseases from IBS to cancer, just to name two.
Turmeric is probably my favorite Ayurvedic herb (and that's saying a LOT!), so I wanted to give you a little summary of some of the most compelling studies that have come out over that last several years about the turmeric benefits, or the benefits of curcumin (the active constituent in turmeric), for everything from the brain the digestive system. You can decide for yourself, whether or not turmeric has a permanent place in your spice repertoire. (If you'd like more information about Ayurveda, check out Meghan Hays Ayurveda's quick, introductory videos by clicking here!)
Studies in humans and animals show curcumin's/turmeric's ability to:
So how do you get it into your diet?
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Ayurvedic Diet Tips
A Very Versatile and Ayurvedic Curry Vegetable Soup for Vata Dosha
It's fall and according to Ayurveda, this means that Vata Dosha is becoming aggravated.
Soothing Vata Dosha according to Ayurveda can be achieved by eating foods that have the opposite quality of Vata Dosha (cold and dry) which are warm and wet.
Here is a Vata Dosha Soothing, Ayurvedic Curry Vegetable Soup Recipe.
Feel free to omit any ingredients you find disagreeable.
But be careful about adding too many herbs to this wonderful dish unless you are familiar with Vata Soothing Herbal Formulation.
To learn more about the Three Ayurvedic Doshas - Visit our Doshas Page
Very Versatile Ingredients
(I've given lots of options - feel free to leave out or add more!):
1-2 Tbs. Ghee (or oil of your choice - sesame is good for vata, sunflower good for pitta, safflower nice for kapha)
1 Medium Onion, chopped(or 2-3 Shallots, chopped)
4-5 Cloves Garlic, minced or grated
1 in Fresh Ginger, grated or minced (or 2 tsp. dried ginger powder)
1-2 Heads Baby Bok Choy, chopped
3 Medium Carrots, chopped
4 Stalks Celery, chopped
2 Small / 1 Large Russet Potato(es), chopped
(or 2 Small / 1 Large Sweet Potato(es) or 4 Small-Medium Yukon Gold Potatoes, chopped)
Half Pint (about 1 Cup) Cherry/Grape Tomatoes, sliced in half (these are optional - could instead use a 14-oz can diced or crushed tomatoes or 1-2 chopped, plum or Roma tomatoes)
1 lb. Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast, chopped into bite-sized pieces
(or a Rotisserie Chicken, shredded; or 1 lb. Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs, or 2 Cans Chickpeas, or 1 block of tofu, cubed, or meat substitute of your choice)
1 quart / 4 cups Vegetable (or Chicken) Stock/Broth + a bit more in case you need to thin out the stew (No broth? No worries! Use water!)
1 Can Coconut Milk, unsweetened (lite is fine)
8 oz. Dried Noodles, broken into 1-2 in pieces, or Macaroni or whatever shape you like!
(or 3-4 cups cooked noodles, chopped into small pieces or 1/2 cup uncooked or 2 cups cooked rice/quinoa/grain of your choice)
2 Tbs. curry Powder
(or 1 Tbs. Turmeric Powder and a little extra pepper or 1 tsp. Chili Powder)
1 Tbs. + 1 tsp. Cumin Powder (start with 1 tsp. if unsure and then add more to taste)
1 Tbs. + 1 tsp. Coriander Powder (start with 1 tsp. if unsure and then add more to taste)
1 Tbs. Sea or Pink Salt + more to taste at the end
1/2 - 1 Tbs. Pepper, depending on taste
Juice of 2 Limes (optional - start with just one or half of one if unsure)
We hope you enjoy our Vata Dosha soothing, Ayurvedic Curry Vegetable Soup Recipe.
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