In the Kitchen with Sigona’s Featuring: Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric-Ginger Blend

Joint pain plagues so many people, whether from injury, age or even hereditary arthritis, and it can be almost crippling at times. If you’re like me, Carmelo Sigona, you’ve sought medicines, exercise and more to alleviate what ails us. I’ve done a lot of research, trial and error, and have found the most relief in a simple blended concoction of raw turmeric and ginger. The flavor is strong, but after using this twice a day for a week my joint pain is essentially gone. I use this in soups, salads or in dressings, over vegetables, in smoothies or juices. If you’re brave, just take a straight shot of it…whew! 

Some people enjoy a tea made with turmeric, but using boiling water can kill off the enzymes and other healing, anti-inflammatory properties of the turmeric and ginger. Raw is best. If you’re new to turmeric, or even ginger, you can add some honey to sweeten the concoction.

What you need:

•   Fresh ginger root

•   Fresh turmeric root, such as Hawaiian-grown organic turmeric from Sunset Beach Organics

•   Water

•   Honey, optional, such as Honey Hole Honey Co. raw honey, available only at Sigona’s

•   Blender (such as a Magic Bullet, immersion or other)

Directions: In a blender, combine equal lengths of peeled pieces of ginger and turmeric, a couple tablespoons of water and a bit of honey, if using. Blend, adding more water if needed, until the mixture is pureed and thinned to your liking.

Store the concoction in the fridge and use at least twice a day to help alleviate joint pain. Suggestions for use listed above.


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