The turmeric or luyang dilaw will be one of the features in the program Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho tonight (April 24, 2010). The Stuart Exchange has a more detailed description of the botanical and medicinal properties of turmeric or luyang dilaw.
I have been using turmeric as a tea for quite some time now. I just boil the roots and add some honey before drinking it although there are instant powders that are already being sold in the market. I had one post about the product here – “Delfa’s Organic Food Products”.
Yellow Ginger (Turmeric)
From simple food flavoring… ginger can now be used for candies and chips. And one type of ginger, known as “Queen of Herbs” because of its yellow color, is believed to be good for the health. Some people even attest that its extract can cleanse the liver from toxins, improves blood circulation and also good for the heart.
Pampalasa lang ito sa mga pagkain, pero ngayon ang luya ginagawa na ring kendi at chips! At isang klase ng luya raw ang natuklasang mainam sa kalusugan. Ito ang tinaguriang “Queen of Herbs” — ang luyang dilaw. Ang katas daw nito po-protektahan ang ating atay mula sa toxins, aayusin ang daloy ng ating dugo at mainam para sa ating puso!
April 23, 2010 -- BBC: Grow Your Own Drugs – Incredible Edibles In a fascinating blend of gardening, cookery, science and history, James shows us how to use turmeric to help ease muscular aches and pains, whips up a moisturising body cream from something you would normally have for breakfast, invites two willing members of the public to try his pungent onion gar...
April 22, 2010 -- BBC: Grow Your Own Drugs – Vegetables Ethnobotanist James Wong shows viewers how to grow and transform common vegetables into treatments which might help ease muscle sprains and make a great addition to a low cholesterol diet. James also turns cucumbers into a soothing eye gel for sufferers to try....
June 21, 2010 -- Startup Gardening Project Our frontyard is normally reserved for ornamental plants but after realizing that vegetables give more practical value we transformed what was once a flower and grass lawn into plots of vegetables and herbs...
April 23, 2010 -- BBC: Grow Your Own Drugs – Petals James focuses on petals, turning chamomile into a luxurious bath milk and honeysuckle and jasmine into soothing jellies for sore throats. Members of the public are impressed by his ear drops made from mullein flowers, while James puts his money where his mouth is and bravely tries out his own rose p...
April 23, 2010 -- BBC: Grow Your Own Drugs – Exotic Plants Lemongrass in an insect repellent spray, transform olive leaves into a pampering face mask, make a soothing burns treatment from aloe vera and chamomile and, perhaps most surprisingly of all, reveals that, not only can you grow tea bushes in this country, you can also turn them into a zingy mouthwas...
April 22, 2010 -- BBC: Grow Your Own Drugs – Roots James Wong focuses on what he considers the unsung heroes of the plant world - roots. Using valerian, ginger and marshmallow he creates tasty treats to help combat stress, soothe coughs and relieve nausea and reveals the traditional uses of echinacea to fight off infection....
April 21, 2010 -- BBC: Grow Your Own Drugs – Herbs Most people use herbs to give food a bit of extra taste and flavour, but in this episode, ethnobotanist James Wong explores their more traditional use in helping treat a range of minor everyday ailments, from cold sores and insect bites to bad breath. Sufferers try them out to see if these natural r...
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