Turmeric Recipe Roundup

Do you use turmeric?

You probably do, especially with all the delicious golden milk recipes out there now.

Even google has a report about the skyrocketing online searches for turmeric!

“I have to say, turmeric is a new kid on the block for me in terms of my herbal studies. “

Sometime about 8 years ago, in my classes, suddenly people started asking all kinds of questions about turmeric.

I thought to myself, “I know a little about this plant, but with the amount of questions coming in, why don’t I know more?”

So I went back to my original Materia Medica book from 1991 when I was studying with Michael Moore at the Southwest school of Botanical Medicine. I studied 400 plants with him.

Guess what? No turmeric in that book.

Next I poured through the notebook of Ayurvedic herbs that I learned from Dr. Ladd in the early 90’s.

Nope, no turmeric there either.

Wow, it was true, I hadn’t forgotten, I really had never learned this plant! Turmeric just had not hit the big time at that point!

 For someone starting out their herbal studies right now, that would be absurd, turmeric is front and center!

So again, going back to the olden days…

When I started studying herbalism there weren’t that many herb books and of course people didn’t use the internet to study. So I studied plants by using meditation techniques and tuning into the plants directly and by making medicine.

If I was interested in a plant, I would gather up every recipe I could find and make it. At that time, you couldn’t just download a bunch of information, learning mostly took place by doing, playing around with medicine making techniques and recipes.

Handcrafting and recipes have always been the back bone of my herbal studies.

So, just like any other plant, that’s what I started doing with turmeric.

Turmeric questions still come in all the time. It is so interesting to watch the different herbal trends and how almost overnight a little-known herb can become a household name.

Following the turmeric love train, I wanted to share some of the recipes that I’ve really enjoyed using to learn what even today, feels like a new comer to my herbal world.





Turmeric Milk Elixir


Kitchen Spice Medicine Tutorial: Turmeric Curried Onions


Turmeric Decongestant Honey 4-minute lesson


Healing Benefits of Turmeric







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Hello I’m Kami, Welcome to Living Awareness!

I believe every family needs to have someone on board with a working knowledge of natural remedies if you want to take care of your family’s health for real.

When I was growing up, natural remedies was not a mainstream concept like it is now, in fact, you are going to be surprised that I never even heard the word natural remedy until I moved out of the house!

In my early 20’s I met someone by chance that told me about holistic health and herbal medicine. I wondered why nobody had talked to me about it before and had a voracious appetite to learn everything I could.

Now, 30 years later I've helped thousands of people demystify the world of herbal medicine and become empowered in using herbal self-care in their home to prevent illness, take care of common ailments and protect their health naturally.

For 20 years I've had a clinical herbal practice connecting people with plants and their wellness. I've developed and taught herbal curriculum for UCSF School of Nursing and the Integral Health Master’s Degree Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies.

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Barbara Stidd

Are spices considered herbs???