You probably know turmeric as a spice commonly used in curry and sauces in Asian cuisine. Turmeric is often sold in powder. It is yellow, and it has a ginger-like taste. And just like ginger, turmeric is also a rhizome.
In this article, you’ll learn how the turmeric in tea can benefit your health, and how to prepare a cup of it.
The Health Benefits of Turmeric
Turmeric, when consumed regularly, can boost your immune system. It is antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant. You’ll be protected from the common cold symptoms. But that does not mean you should rely on turmeric alone. Getting vaccinated will also add to your immune system.
Second, the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties in turmeric protect your cells from turning cancerous. And third, if you have irritable bowel syndrome, turmeric can also help you to manage the condition.
There are other claims about turmeric being able to prevent diabetes and protect you from liver damages. But they still need further investigation. However, for your information, turmeric has been used in traditional medicines like Ayurveda and Chinese medicine. It’s been in human history for more than thousands of years.
Powdered or Organic?
You can find instant turmeric powders anywhere on the Internet, especially on websites that are specialized in traditional medication. But you’d better stick with the organic one. Go to the market, buy 4 grams of dried turmeric, and grate or grind the root into a mixture. It is much fresher than the packed turmeric powder, and it is also much safer since you know exactly that it’s made of real turmeric.
Our Picked Recipes
Honeyed Turmeric Tea
Ingredients per serving:
- 4 grams of turmeric (powdered/grated/ground)
- a cup of honey
- Mix the powdered/grated/ground turmeric with honey. Make sure that the mixture turns into a paste, and the turmeric gets distributed well with the honey.
- Keep the paste in a jar for an hour or two.
- Brew the paste with hot water.
- Add sugar if needed.
Turmeric Milk Tea
Ingredients per cup:
- 2 grams of powdered turmeric
- a cup of milk
- a pinch of vanilla powder
- one or two teaspoons of sugar or honey
- Heat the milk until it is almost boiling.
- Add powdered turmeric into the milk, and stir it until both ingredients mix well.
- Add the vanilla powder. Stir again.
- Add the sugar or honey, depending on what you like most.
Turmeric has many health benefits, indeed. But it must not substitute your primary sources of nutrients. If you are in medication, turmeric tea is supposed to be supplementary. You must not stop your medicines. And please consult a real doctor if you want to take turmeric alongside prescribed medicines. …