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What Are the Health Benefits of Turmeric Tea?

What Are the Health Benefits of Turmeric Tea?

Turmeric is a flowering plant of the ginger family that is native to the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. As with ginger, it is the rhizome - the horizontal underground plant stem - that is used for culinary and medicinal purposes. The plant uses the rhizome to store starches, proteins and other nutrients making it highly valued for its culinary uses and other health benefits.

The benefits of drinking turmeric tea date back millennia. It was first used in the Vedic culture in India about 4000 years ago as a culinary spice and also had some religious significance. It later became popular in China, before spreading through the trade routes to the Middle East, Africa and eventually Europe. Turmeric has been used in both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine as an anti-inflammatory, to treat digestive and liver problems, skin diseases and wounds.

Curcumin is the active, yellow chemical that is produced by the turmeric plant and sold today as either a herbal supplement, cosmetic ingredient, food flavouring or food colouring. Curcumin is a rich bioactive compound that is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and may be effective when dealing with joint pain and stiffness.

Turmeric's Many Benefits...

The rhizomes of the turmeric plant are packed full of curcumin and are highly rich in nutrients, so whether you add it to your cooking pot or drink it as a turmeric tea, the benefits of this wonderful spice are numerous. Known as a strong anti-inflammatory, curcumin may aid all sorts of inflammatory diseases from rheumatoid arthritis to inflammatory bowel disease, and it is traditionally known for enhancing digestion by provoking the creation of bile and boosting digestion. Due to its antioxidant properties, it could potentially also help improve heart health, eye conditions, and even cancer.

Turmeric has an amazingly vibrant yellowy-orange colour and a pungent taste that will give any dish a unique flavour and great visual appeal and is readily available to buy and easy to use in its powdered form. For those looking to buy tea, turmeric tea would be an excellent choice due to its numerous potential health benefits and vibrant flavour. The rhizomes are peeled, boiled, and dried, then ground down into the yellow powder we know today. You can also buy fresh turmeric (which looks like smaller, thinner pieces of raw ginger) which naturally contains a better content of curcumin and essential oils than its powdered form, which can get lost during the processing stages.

Turmeric has been in use for thousands of years, and it is no surprise when you understand a little bit about its properties and uses. So whether you choose to make a drink using powdered turmeric, or slice or grate raw turmeric and steep it in water, you may get the health benefits of turmeric tea. It is so versatile that you can stir it into dishes or even colour rice with it, and you could still be gaining all the goodness it has to offer.

Tempt Your Friends with Turmeric Teas

Turmeric can have a slightly pungent, bitter taste that may not always be to a person's liking, but worry not, as there are many ways to enjoy a delicious cup of curcumin! At Teavision, our expert team of tea blenders have created a wonderful blend of spiced chai and turmeric to give you a divine, fragrant flavour with all the goodness as well.

So what are the benefits of drinking turmeric, ginger and cinnamon tea aside from giving you a deliciously sweet and spicy beverage? Well, the combination of organic black tea, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, star anise, cloves, and black pepper corns gives you all the fragrant flavours of spiced chai, with all the benefits of these wonderful spices! These include boosting your immunity and your body's antioxidant levels, slowing the risk of heart disease, improving brain function, and helping to reduce inflammation in your body.

If you like the sound of that, but fancy something a little more indulgent then why not try our Raw Sticky Chai? It still contains all the benefits of drinking turmeric, ginger and cinnamon tea in a spicy chai, but this one's infused with Australian honey, giving you buttery, toffee notes and a lovely golden colour. Simmer with your choice of milk for about 10 minutes to infuse the flavours and you will become easily addicted to the sweet and sticky flavours, and the knowledge that at the same time you are reaping in all the benefits of turmeric tea!

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  • Lucas Ruzicka
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