Turmeric has been used for thousands of years to treat a variety of conditions such as arthritis, joint pain, diabetes, digestive issues, and cancer. Turmeric contains an active component called curcumin, which may stop cancer from spreading, help prevent type 2 diabetes, and fight back against dangerous inflammation within the body. This vibrant, healthy spice can be sprinkled into grain dishes, sauces, curries, or even smoothies. Turmeric can also be used to make tea or golden milk—we’re wild about this Iced Vanilla Golden Milk Latte. (Did you know you can use it in face masks, too?).
Rosemary is a fragrant, versatile herb that’s related to mint (it’s also excellent in essential oil form). For any small-spaced dwellers looking to develop their green thumb, it’s very easy to grow indoors and may be used in cooking as a dried and fresh herb. Rosemary extract contains polyphenols that have been associated with anti-cancer effects, among other health benefits such as improved digestion, stable blood pressure, and memory preservation. It also contains antibacterial and antioxidant rosmarinic acid.
Excerpted from Shape