Turmeric plant is mostly used by Indians for culinary purposes. However, the medical community discovered the health benefits of turmeric, proving it has the potency to cure a host of ailments, including cold and cancer.
Turmeric, which bears some resemblance to ginger plant is also beneficial for respiratory health, eye health, and liver health. It equally acts as a natural painkiller, thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties.
When you want a hot beverage, how about making yourself a delicious, antioxidant-rich, hot cup of turmeric tea? Make it your daily drink to cancer-proof your body!
Benefits of Turmeric
Cancer cells: According to a study published in the Nutrition and Cancer Journal, combining turmeric with cruciferous vegetables was able to stop or stunt the growth of prostate cancer. The active ingredient in turmeric called curcumin, makes cancer cells more vulnerable to chemo and protects healthy cells from the harmful effects of chemotherapy.
Anti-inflammatory: Studies were conducted to examine the pain relief benefits for individuals suffering from arthritis and found that curcumin could work as an anti-inflammatory and help ease joint inflammation and pain.
Cold and Sore Throat: Turmeric tea is effective for easing common cold and sore throat because of its antibacterial and antioxidant properties. Prepare turmeric tea and sip it warm throughout the day.
Blood sugar level: Curcumin found in turmeric may help reduce leptin and insulin resistance, and reverse hyperglycemia.
Weight loss: Turmeric contains properties that helps increase your body’s ability to burn fat and convert the food you eat into energy.
Pain-killer: Curcumin acts as a natural painkiller and anti-inflammatory substance. Studies have shown that consuming turmeric could be as effective as taking ibuprofen for pain relief.
Vision health: Curcumin may help treat retinitis pigmentosa, a type of degenerative eye disease that eventually lead to blindness.
Tumors: According to studies, curcumin can kill cells in medulloblastoma and glioblastomas, a couple of aggressive types of brain tumors.
Liver: Turmeric may help protect your liver against damage caused by excessive consumption of alcohol, making it a natural liver detoxifier.
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How to Prepare Turmeric Tea
- A little more than a 1 cup of water
- ¼ teaspoon of ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon of ground turmeric
- ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon powder
- Milk of choice (almond milk or nut milk is an healthier option)
- Honey (Use honey instead of sugar)
How to Prepare
- Pour the water into a stainless steel pot.
- Bring the water to a boil
- Add the ground turmeric and ginger.
- Reduce the heat and allow it to stir for 5 minutes.
- Add milk of choice and stir.
- Pour the tea through a strainer into your tea cup.
- If you would like a bit more flavor, add a bit of raw honey and serve hot/warm.
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