Turmeric And Pepper- The Power Couple of Spice Kingdom
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Turmeric, the golden spice, partly because of the bright yellow colour and partly because of the great healing properties that are packed into it. Haldi, as it is called in Hindi, has been used extensively in both, the Indian cuisine as well as the ancient medicines prescribed by Ayurveda.Believed to play a role in controlling a plethora of health conditions, including arthritis, indigestion, and irritable bowel syndrome, but there is one magic ingredient that will help you extract the maximum benefit out of turmeric- the black pepper. Let us see why.

Turmeric is so healthy to consume because of an active compound in it called curcumin. It helps in reducing inflammation and the markers of oxidative stress caused by things like industrial pollution. The only problem here is that to squeeze out all the health benefits of turmeric, we need to consume a huge amount of the spice, which becomes extremely difficult. This is where we can pair turmeric up with black pepper and reap the benefits of both these powerful spices.

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  • ½ teaspoon freshly grounded turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon freshly grounded black pepper
  • 2 glasses of water
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 10-12 tulsi leaves
  • 1 cinnamon stick


1. Pour the water in a pan and bring it to boil.

2. Crush the tulsi leaves and add it to the water.

3. Add the cinnamon, pepper and turmeric to the boiling water.

4. Add jaggery after 5 minutes.

5. Strain the kadha and drink it hot.

This kadha or any other food item prepared by combining pepper and turmeric is good for health. But remember to consume it in a small quantity.