There’s no getting around it, turmeric is quickly gaining popularity as a hormone superfood. With thousands of research studies showing the benefits of turmeric and it's active ingredient curcumin, I don't think it'll be going anywhere anytime soon.
As a key botanical of the traditional Ayurvedic health practices of India, turmeric root and turmeric essential oil have a long history that has inspired modern uses of turmeric today.
Turmeric essential oil has two unique chemical components, Turmerone and ar-Turmerone. Most commonly known for their nervous system benefits.
Turmeric is regarded as a ‘golden herb’ in Ayurveda due to its various pharmacological properties such as anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-microbial, anti-cancer, immunomodulatory, etc.
So what makes turmeric a superfood?
It helps stimulate blood flow to the ovaries which in turn can help improve fertility
It is anti-inflammatory and a powerful anti-oxidant. Also key for fertility
Helps to protect against heavy metal toxicity by stimulating the enzymes that are responsible for flushing out toxins from the body
Helps regulate and support estrogen hormone levels, both directly and indirectly
Strengthens the immune system and controls inflammation. A factor in thyroid conditions
It helps to stabilize mood and combat depression
Decreases intensity and pain experienced during periods
Protects and helps restore the intestinal wall barrier
Helps alleviate high levels of cholesterol caused by hypothyroidism
Other benefits of turmeric EO:
Helps support healthy glucose and lipid metabolism when taken internally*
Internal use of Turmeric may enhance cellular antioxidant enzymes* (e.g. glutathione)
When added to a veggie cap, may help support healthy nervous and cellular function*
Internal use has been shown to increase curcumin potency and absorption*
May promote healthy immune function and response when consumed*
If you're a coffee drinker listen up! Caffeine can be bad news for hormones, especially if you're consuming multiple cups a day. Not only does it turn on the body's stress response causing high blood sugar but it also depletes minerals with its diuretic action. There isn't any wonder why many people report great results after removing coffee and caffeine products.
If you drink coffee but are open to giving it a break to see how your body responds, try substituting it with this hormone superfood latte. A version of this golden milk is used as part of the phase 1 protocol in The Flourish Method because it provides so many benefits and helps create the right terrain for hormone balance.
So, how about a challenge?
I challenge you to make this latte instead of your regular cup of Joe for 1-2 weeks while paying attention to how you feel. Notice any improvements to the following:
Give it a try!
Hormone Superfood Latte Recipe
1 1/2 cups almond milk
1 tsp raw honey (more to taste)
1 tbsp almond butter
1 drop doTerra turmeric EO
1 drops doTerra cinnamon bark EO
1 drop doTerra ginger EO
1 drop doTerra black pepper EO
Combine everything in a blender and blend until smooth.
Warm mixture on stove until heated through. Sip and enjoy!
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Disclaimer: If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medications or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Never consume essential oils that are not certified pure and therapeutic grade and don't have ingestion guidelines.