After a rough day on Mount Olympus, Zeus lit candles, listened to Enya, and bathed in turmeric—or so the story goes. Zeus is the God of the sky, lightning, and thunder, and the fact that he claims Enya with zero f*cks given means that he’s in touch with his feminine side and confident in his sexuality. Zeus also drinks MUD\WTR, but look that’s not the point. The point is that MUD\WTR contains turmeric and we’re here to talk about its benefits.
Turmeric comes from the root of Curcuma longa, a flowering plant of the ginger family. It looks like a ginger root with knobby joints and a vibrant yellow color. Turmeric has been used in India for more than 5,000 years both as a dye and added flavor for curry. By the 13th century the spice had reached China, and in Marco Polo’s memoirs about his time in China, he compared the electrifying root to the valuable spice, saffron. This is likely the reason why turmeric was known then as “Indian saffron.”
More recently, though, Western medicine has taken notice of the plant for its range of health benefits and it’s now considered a potent nutritional supplement for supporting the body's management of soreness from exercise. It could also stain your T-shirt which could lead to a stranger saying, “Hey you stained your T-shirt,” which could lead to a conversation about the benefits of turmeric, which could lead to a lasting friendship or fiery dalliance. Never know.
Although Zeus had the power to conjure storms and shoot flames across the sky, he was very conscious of soreness in his own body. The Greek God knew that his constant active lifestyle would make his knees sensitive and mind foggy, which would allow the Titans to overtake him. This is why in the original scrolls, the Greek God was depicted with a thunderbolt in his raised right hand and a thermos of MUD\WTR in his left.