Anti-inflammatory Juice: Turmeric Tonic
This juice does amazing things to support your health, and to kick inflammation's ass! It tastes amazing and heals you at the same time! I would suggest drinking this juice once or twice a day (depending on how severe your inflammation condition), and to continue doing so, every day.
Turmeric is one of the most potent natural anti-inflammatories available! It offers natural support to the body when dealing with arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, cystic fibrosis, and other inflammatory-related diseases. It has also been shown to be highly anti-cancerous, inhibiting cancer cell growth and metastasis!
Ginger is another powerful anti-inflammatory and helps fire up the digestive juices and absorbs and assimilates essential nutrients brought into the body. Neurodegenerative diseases may be aided by ginger's ability to inhibit nitrous oxide production and pro-inflammatory cytokines. Its anti-inflammatory ability is thus helpful in arthritis and cancer prevention, soothing the pain associated with prostate disease and healing other general inflammatory processes.
Cayenne contains capsaicin, which is a potent inhibitor of substance P, a neuropeptide associated with inflammatory processes. Capsaicin is being studied as an effective treatment for sensory nerve fiber disorders, including pain associated with arthritis, psoriasis, and diabetic neuropathy.
Holy basil has been cultivated for medicinal use for the last 5,000 years! Holy basil contains compounds similar to those found in cannabis and oregano. This has led some doctors to suggest that holy basil is an excellent alternative to medical marijuana since it offers the same pain relief without the addictive "high". Holy basil's anti-inflammatory action comes from a compound called BCP which combats inflammation in a manner similar to cannabis (but without the side effects). Holy basil's aromatic extracts have also been proven to eliminate swelling and pain from arthritis, and research has demonstrated that Holy Basil works just as well as anti-inflammatory drugs!
- 1 large piece turmeric (4-5 inches or more)
- 1 large piece ginger (2-3 inches)
- 5 carrots
- 2 lemons
- 1 orange
- 1 cucumber
- 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper powder
- 1 tbsp. holy basil (fresh or powder - if using fresh, use 2 tbsp.)
Juice the turmeric, ginger, carrots, lemons, orange, and cucumber. To the juice, add the cayenne powder and holy basil powder. If using fresh holy basil and fresh cayenne pepper, juice these too. Enjoy!