5 recipes with turmeric that may help ease the symptoms of Lyme disease
How can turmeric help ease the symptoms of the tick- borne illness Lyme disease? The secret is turmeric’s curcumin, a plant chemical that has many healing capabilities, and has been scientifically proven to counter skin rashes, fatigue, bacterial infections and pain in joints and muscle, all of which are symptoms of Lyme disease. So, what does research reveal on turmeric’s healing capabilities, and how it may ease the symptoms of Lyme disease?
Turmeric may be able to ease the symptoms of lyme disease by its activity in easing the pain in joints and muscle. Research has proven that curcuminoids can improve the pain and physical function of patients suffering from knee osteoarthritis, an extremely debilitating and painful disease that is characterized by the degeneration of joint cartilage and the underlying bone causing inflammation.
Curcuminoids were also shown to reduce pain in muscle soreness in humans at oral doses of 2.5 g twice daily.
Turmeric may be able to ease the symptoms of Lyme disease by attenuating fatigue. In an animal model study on immunologically induced fatigued mice, scientists were able to observe that oral administration of curcumin, reduced oxidative stress, increased in mobility ( mice were less tired), and also reduced abnormal sensitivity to pain.
Turmeric may be able to ease the symptoms of Lyme disease by its ability to attenuate skin issues. Its been widely discussed that Curcumin protects skin by quenching free radicals and reducing inflammation through nuclear factor-KB inhibition.
Turmeric may be able to ease the symptoms of Lyme disease because of its antibacterial activities, since the disease is caused by a bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi. A study trying to establish the effectiveness of curcumin against 4 types of bacteria, namely Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginos, has confirmed that turmeric is effective against all the bacterias tested and the extent of bacteria killing showed an increase with dosage and incubation time.
Having all the healing capabilities of Turmeric in mind. Here are 5 recipes with turmeric that may help ease the symptoms of Lyme disease
1) Golden milk tea
1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk, preferably coconut milk beverage or almond milk
1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
1 (1-inch) piece turmeric, unpeeled, thinly sliced, or 1/2 teaspoon dried turmeric
1 (1/2-inch) piece ginger, unpeeled, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil
1/4 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
Ground cinnamon (for serving)TURMERIC TEA
Whisk coconut milk, cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, honey, coconut oil,
peppercorns, and 1 cup water in a small saucepan; bring to a low boil.
Reduce heat and simmer until flavors have melded, about 10 minutes.
Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into mugs and top with a dash of
2) Warm Lemon Water with Turmeric
1/2 of a lemon
1/4 - 1/2 tsp of turmeric
a dab of honey (optional)
Squeeze 1/2 of a lemon into a mug.
Add the turmeric.
Add warm water.
Add honey to taste, if desired.
Keep spoon in the cup as turmeric will fall to the bottom so the drink will need to be mixed again.
3) Turmeric Spiced Zucchini Fritters