Turmeric* is a powerhouse herb that has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine. It is well known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-coagulation, and anti-histamine properties.
Ginger** is a close related to turmeric and is also derived from the rhizome of plants. Not only is ginger known for its ability to sooth an upset stomach and promote digestive health, but it is also anti-inflammatory and mast cell stabilizing.
Black pepper not only helps increase absorption of essential nutrients like curcumin, but it is also known for its ability to support digestion.
*therapeutic amounts of turmeric should be limited in individuals with blood clotting disorders, and individuals taking blood thinners.
**therapeutic amounts of ginger may have blood thinning properties, speak with your doctor if you are taking blood thinning medication before using ginger in large amounts.
Sarah Burnett obtained her M.S. in foods and nutrition and is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian. She lives with her family on a small pasture-based farm in the mountains of north Georgia. Working directly with her food has profoundly effected her views on nutrition and solidified her feeling that REAL, whole foods are essential in nourishing and repairing our bodies. You can read more about her nutrition journey here. Best of luck on your whole food, whole body, approach to health!