A while back I posted here about Golden Yogini Drink, as a way to get turmeric into the system, given that turmeric is being hailed as a great anti-inflammatory agent that is known to reduce joint aches, and also helps with sleep.
Well and good, but it wasn't happening on a daily basis, and I read that the therapeutic dose of turmeric is about a teaspoonful/day.
My friend Di told me she had great results with turmeric capsules - but I'm not good at taking supplements and they languish in their bottles.
So good old Pinterest to the rescue. I found a recipe from Empowered Sustenance.com for turmeric bombs, which will deliver the required dose.
I have altered their recipe a little - leaving out the quercetin powder, because I don't have any, and because I read that it is found in many fruit and vegetables anyway.
Their recipes used either honey or coconut oil to bind the turmeric powder - but I thought it made sense to use half of each.
The ground black pepper (piperine) has been shown to increase the availability of curcumin (the beneficial part in the turmeric) by 150%..facts from the above mentioned site.
The bombs are palatable enough to eat, almost like an Indian sweet.
1/3 cup turmeric
big pinch of finely ground black pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons each of coconut oil and honey.
I mixed it all in a cup. At this point I needed to put it in the fridge to harden up enough to roll into balls of about half a teaspoonful each.
I then put them into the freezer on a baking tray, and when frozen, into a jar which I store in the freezer.
I'm taking several per day - it is possible to have too much, but I'm hoping this will be enough and that I will keep remembering to take them. "Too much" is much bigger doses than this and there can be a toxic effect. There is also some warning around people on diabetic or blood thinning medications, as turmeric can alter their effect.
I hope that they do the trick as it is early days yet.