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This Turmeric Paste helped my 9-year-old dog run again!
My Rottweiler, Diesel, has had a rough year! Back in November he had to have emergency surgery for Bloat. Bloat can be deadly, if not treated immediately. Lucky for us we caught it in time, and he recovered from surgery amazingly well. Then it got cold and snowy outside. Diesel loves to run circles in the snow, however he doesn’t realize that he is not a puppy anymore. So, after enjoying the snow of a blizzard, the next day he had a bad limp.
Of course, I had spent plenty of money on vet bills already, so I started looking up home remedies.
That’s when I found Turmeric.
In all of the information out there, the common denominator was this one particular spice-Turmeric. I had heard about the benefits from my sister, so I figured I would give it a try.
The turmeric root is a perennial plant that grows throughout tropical Asia, India, and China. This spice has a warm, earthy taste and is frequently used to flavor or color curry powders, mustards, and cheeses. It is also widely used for medicinal purposes, as curcumin – the main component in turmeric has various anti-inflammatory properties. These anti-inflammatory properties also apply to animals.
Why these particular ingredients?
Turmeric, of course for its many healing properties. The curcumin in turmeric is the super important component, however it is not easily absorbed on its own. That’s why you need a super healthy oil, like organic coconut oil, to aid in absorption. Finally, studies have shown that a the chemical substance in black pepper called peperine can increase the absorption of curcumin by up to 2,000%.
Turmeric paste is so easy to make!
Easy as 1, 2, 3! I shared my recipe over on my sister’s site, Luv My Recipe. Click here to print it!
You will need:
- 1/4 cup organic turmeric powder
- 1/2 – 3/4 cup filtered water
- 3/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
- 1/8 c (1 TBL) Organic coconut oil
1.) Put turmeric and water in a pan on low heat and stir with a whisk until paste forms-start with ½ c water (eyeball the consistency to see if you need ½ or ¾ c of water). (About 10 min)
2.) Add pepper and oil-stir to combine
3.) Take off the heat and let cool
Store in your favorite glass jar for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
Start with about ¼ to ½ tsp, per meal depending on the size of your dog. You can increase the amount from there, up to about a Tbsp (per meal) for larger dogs.
Important: The key is to be consistent with the dosage, as turmeric leaves the body quickly. If you want to see amazing results, you have to use this paste on a daily basis, I add it to both of Diesel’s meals.
How do I know it works?
Seriously, within TWO days of using this paste, Diesel was running in the snow again, and the next morning woke up feeling great, not limping at all!
I have since suggested this recipe to a few people, with great results! My Dad just called yesterday to tell me it has worked wonders for his beagle. She had been having a lot of trouble walking, and after a few doses of the paste, she now sashays around like a supermodel!
This turmeric paste is honestly the best thing for “senior” dogs, in my opinion. I wish I had known about it years ago. Have you tried this paste with your animals? What were your results? Did you know that turmeric has also been used to combat cancer?
Till Next Time!