How to take turmeric: Ways of getting more curcumin into your diet

16 April 2021
Turmeric is known to offer a range of health benefits, so it’s not surprising that many people are looking for ways to get more curcumin into their diet.

There are a variety of different forms of turmeric, including whole root, extract, tablets, capsules, and drops. It can be taken as a supplement or used as a spice, and there are a whole host of ways to add it to your diet, including:

  • Sauces
  • Soups
  • Smoothies
  • Dressings
  • Marinades
  • Curries
  • Tea
Here are just some of the ways to take turmeric and get more curcumin into your diet.

Turmeric tea

One of the easiest and most popular ways to get more curcumin into your diet is by drinking turmeric tea. Brewed using grated turmeric root or pure turmeric powder, tea is thought to be one of the most effective ways to consume curcumin[1].

Turmeric tea is relatively easy to prepare:

  • Boil enough water to make four cups
  • Add 1-2 teaspoons of ground, grated, or powdered turmeric
  • Leave the mixture to simmer on a low heat for around 10 minutes
  • Strain the tea and leave it to cool for 5 minutes.

You may also want to add further ingredients to your turmeric tea to improve the taste and support absorption, including honey, milk, black pepper, lemon, lime, and ginger.

Turmeric scramble

Try adding some turmeric to your scrambled eggs. Adding a small amount will brighten up your dish while adding a subtle hint of flavour and plenty of goodness. Swap out the eggs for tofu if you follow a plant-based diet.


Turmeric works well in all kinds of soups, which are not only nutritious but taste great. Simply make you favourite soup recipe and add turmeric. The spice can taste quite bitter so it’s best to add a small amount at a time, stirring and tasting until it’s just right.

Golden milk

Another popular way to take turmeric, golden milk is a creamy warm drink.

To make this delicious drink, simply heat up 2 cups of milk and add 1 teaspoon of turmeric, along with a pinch of ground black pepper to aid absorption. Many people also choose to add cinnamon, honey, or maple syrup to taste.


Add a teaspoon of turmeric to your favourite smoothie to take advantage of the benefits, without impacting on its delicious taste.


Add ½ a teaspoon of ground turmeric to the water when you’re cooking rice. This will add a lovely touch of colour to the rice once it’s cooked, tastes superb and also help to boost your turmeric intake.

Use fresh turmeric

If you’re using fresh turmeric root, you’ll need to prepare it first. Peel it (as you would do with ginger), then grate or slice it. Once peeled, it can be wrapped and stored for up to 10 days in the fridge.

Tumeric Supplements

Of course, while adding turmeric to your diet will help you embrace the many benefits it offers, taking a supplement will ensure that you get the right amount each day.

To ensure you get the most out of your supplement, however, it’s important to choose one that can be easily absorbed in the body and reach the vital organs fast.

Yellow Root Liquid Curcumin is extracted using unique, innovative, and patented technology that increases solubility in the body. This means a much smaller dose is needed to have the same effect as other supplements.

Discover more about this groundbreaking technology here.