Pain relief juice – the magic of turmeric root
Pain relief juice recipe. Pain is a daily thing for me. Between fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome and TMJ, I’ve been dealing with significant pain for almost 30 years. Many years ago now, out of desperation, I went Autoimmune paleo and dropped 15 symptoms. A key part of the pain reduction was a juice I made out of turmeric root.
Before I start, not everyone can take turmeric root. I’m not a doctor, or a nutritionist. I can only tell you what helped me and encourage you to seek out answers for yourself, consulting whatever authority you deem necessary. Turmeric root is STRONG medicine. It affects many aspects of the way a meatsuit functions, so it’s incredibly important to do your own research before attempting it.
Turmeric capsules and powders did nothing for my pain, black pepper included. The root however, in this pain relief juice recipe, took my pain levels from an 8/10 upon waking, down to a 2/3. At this point in my symptoms, I have a lot less widespread body pain but still continue to have neck, arm and lower back issues.
When my skin went nuts I stopped using turmeric for awhile. It’s so powerful, I wanted to make sure that it wasn’t contributing to my problems. My skin has been back under control for over six months so I decided to try again with my beloved juice. I made it not as strong as before, just to be “safer,” and after just a few days, my pain levels are lower and I only needed my pain oil on my lower back once yesterday (I usually need it 5 – 6 times a day).
The recipe is very simple. Wash a couple pieces of turmeric root, a chunk of ginger root and a handful of fresh cranberry (if you can find them, if not you can skip). The cranberry are kind of magical on their own. If I make the juice without them, it turns brown in just a couple days. If I add the cranberry it stays a beautiful orange color for over a week. When it’s orange, it’s more inviting and cranberry are good for urinary health so I use them. Throw them all in the blender. You “can” drink it just like that but I don’t like “chunky” liquids, so I strain mine.
Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. “They” say that turmeric by itself is not medicinal, that you have to extract the curcumin into a supplement and take that, and that you *must* use black pepper or it won’t absorb. None of that has been my experience. The dried out powder didn’t do much for me but the root itself… totally did. The only way you’ll know if it will help you or not is to try it. Fortunately, it’s very affordable, easy to make on your own and takes less than a week to see if it’s going to help your pain or not.
Benefits of raw turmeric root:
According to Nutritionist Dr. Simran Saini, raw turmeric can help boost digestion. Curcumin is said to trigger bile production, which is one of the main components of digestion. Increased secretion of bile juice helps facilitate smoother digestion through the tracts.
The star compound curcumin can put most of your tummy woes to rest. Raw turmeric may stave off indigestion and heartburn and provide relief from symptoms like irritable bowel syndrome. Experts say that consumption of raw turmeric may also help treat stomach ulcers and irritation.
Raw turmeric is packed with anti-inflammatory properties, which helps relieving symptoms associated with both Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, says consultant Nutritionist Dr. Rupali Datta.
My adult onset acne rosacea cleared up and the purple scarring disappeared. Dr. Dutta says, “The antioxidants present in raw turmeric can help curb the free radical activity, which can boost skin health.” Dr. Simran agrees and says, “Using raw haldi is one of the oldest and traditional ways to cure a variety of skin ailments. It is also known to cure skin problems caused dues to air pollution.”
Raw turmeric can also help eliminating toxins from blood. “Several studies and experts have identified raw turmeric’s role in purifying blood. It also regulates blood clot formation, says Dr. Rupali. (this is part of the reason why it’s important to research, especially if you’re already on a blood thinner)
Raw turmeric has been known to regulate blood sugar levels too. (So, if you’re on blood sugar meds, it will affect that).
Blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, skin health and pain… just from one ounce a day for me. Will it work for you? Do your research, give it a try and just see <3
The jar in the image is from pineapple juice. Great way to get reusable jars.
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