HEALTH BENEFITS OF TURMERIC
Before we get to the recipes, there are some pretty nifty health benefits that you should know about turmeric.
First off, turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory. It is used as a safe remedy for inflammatory arthritis and inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis. It has also been shown to limit damage in cystic fibrosis, a fatal disease.
Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory effects have been shown to be comparable to the potent drugs hydrocortisone and phenylbutazone as well as over-the-counter anti-inflammatory agents such as Motrin. Unlike the drugs, which are associated with significant toxic effects (ulcer formation, decreased white blood cell count, intestinal bleeding), turmeric produces no toxicity.
Turmeric is also a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants are responsible for neutralizing free radicals. Free radicals are harmful components your body makes naturally, but in large quantities can be very harmful. It is believed free radicals create much of the damage that causes Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and dementia. Free radicals can damage cells, causing them to mutate into cancerous cells.
Due to the high antioxidant levels in turmeric, individuals who have significant amounts of turmeric in their diet are less likely to develop cancerous tumors. Laboratory experiments have shown that curcumin (a phytonutrient in turmeric) can prevent tumors from forming.
Turmeric is a safe, effective anti-inflammatory. Did you know that inflammation is the source of most diseases? Turmeric is one of the most powerful known anti-inflammatory herbs. It is able to help treat arthritis, gout, and autoimmune disease. It may also be used to relieve headaches, muscular aches, pains and even joint problems. So, if you want to consume turmeric for its amazing health benefits, then, you should prepare this herbal tea.
It can be easily prepared with turmeric powder and water.
How To Make Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Tea
- 2 tablespoons of grated fresh turmeric root, or 1 full teaspoon of ground organic turmeric
- 4 cups of water
- Raw Honey and lemon to taste
- Take four cups of water in a pot and boil it.
- Add the turmeric. Now, simmer for 10 minutes, before straining it.
- When ready, strain the tea through a mesh strainer, and add the honey to taste.