Turmeric has become very popular lately, but for thousands of years, turmeric has been used as a natural medicine. A root in the ginger family, turmeric is bright yellow in color. While there are plenty of different ways to consume turmeric, one of the most popular methods is making tea. It’s easy to prepare and a great way to boost your health. Below are some benefits of drinking turmeric tea daily.
Aids in the Prevention Various Types of Cancer
Turmeric tea contains antioxidants, which prevent free radicals from damaging the body. Antioxidants have been known to hinder the development and growth of various cancers in the lungs, brain, breasts, colon, and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Turmeric tea can also help to prevent cancer from spreading to different organs, as well as preventing cancer stem cells from reforming after treatment.
Aids in the Prevention of Heart Disease
Drinking turmeric tea can aid in the prevention of the hardening of the arteries and can help reduce cholesterol. High cholesterol has long been associated with different heart-related deaths, including heart attack and stroke. Turmeric can also help aid the brain in regenerating cells after a stroke. Those on blood thinning medications or lower blood pressure medicine should be careful in their consumption of turmeric tea.
Aids in a Healthy Digestive System
Turmeric tea is great for promoting a healthy digestive system. It helps to aid healthy bacteria in the intestines, ensuring that bad bacteria don’t flourish. Since turmeric is strong, even diluted with milk, it can be hard on your stomach if you suffer from heartburn or have ulcers. Consult with a doctor before drinking turmeric tea. As an anti-inflammatory, turmeric can help ease the digestive issues of irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn’s disease. It might also help relieve the pain and swelling from hemorrhoids.
Aids in Eye Health
Eyesight is something we sometimes take for granted. As we age, the risk of eyesight loss becomes greater. For those with cloudiness or retinitis pigmentosa, some studies show how turmeric can help prevent the buildup of protein that causes blindness.
Helps Fight Infections
Turmeric tea’s anti-inflammatory benefits may help ease the pain of upper respiratory infections such as sinus infections or sore throats. Additionally, turmeric is an antibacterial and will help flush infection out of your system.
Aids in Weightloss
Drinking turmeric tea may help you lose weight. The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin, which plays a major role in burning fat by increasing your metabolism. It can also help maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Additionally, turmeric tea helps to detoxify the liver, which can also aid in healthy weight loss.
How To Make Turmeric Tea
There are several recipes for turmeric tea.
While I am not a fan of plain turmeric in water, it’s as simple as it gets. Simmer a tablespoon of ground turmeric in four cups of boiling water. Let it steep for eight to ten minutes before straining through a fine sieve or coffee filter. You can use honey and lemon as a flavor enhancer.
Golden milk is my favorite way to enjoy turmeric. Warm 2 cups of Almond Milk in a saucepan. Add 3 tbsp maple syrup, 1-2 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, a pinch of black pepper (to help with absorption), cloves, cardamom, ginger, and nutmeg. Adjust the spices to your liking.