Anyone born and brought up in India knows of Turmeric as a humble spice found in their mother’s kitchen. It is the bright yellow powder that gives oozing rich colour to curries and sauces.
Turmeric aka Curcuma longa – Let’s know her better
This herbaceous plant belongs to the Ginger family.
Turmeric has anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory properties. And every time you got injured or needed a quick fix for your skin. This humble ingredient was summoned. either to make Turmeric Milk( Now fancily known as Turmeric Latte) or Ubtan ( a kind of face/body mask).
Although turmeric is grown in the south Asian parts and the Indian subcontinent, Benefits of turmeric are recognised all over the world. Adding turmeric powder into smoothies is quite a rage with health buffs.
What makes this Spice such a Favourite for Home Remedies?
A component called Curcumin gives turmeric its colour. Some cultures even use it’s yellow colour to dye clothes.
There are various ways to use this spice( also a herb) like curries, sauces, skincare, medicine etc. One amongst them has gained massive popularity. Thanks to multinational coffee chains. This Ocre drink is getting recognition all over the world. It’s called Turmeric Tea.
What is Turmeric Tea?
Turmeric tea mimics the anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric. As loaded turmeric is with healing properties. It is difficult for our body to absorb turmeric, as is. So, Turmeric tea is one of the most effective ways to get benefitted by this spice.
What are the benefits of this Tea?
- It boosts the immune system naturally;
- Treats digestive problems;
- Manages diabetes;
- Lung functions;
- Curcumin( main components of Turmeric) might help treat asthma, pulmonary and cystic fibrosis, injury, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD);
Now without much further ado. Let’s begin the prep
Things you’re going to need
Turmeric (Powder/ fresh – any will do) – 2 ½ tsp;
Water – 2 cups;
Honey (Natural) – As per taste;
Black Pepper – As per taste;
Lemon – Few drops;
Boil 2 cups of water and add turmeric (powder or grated) to it.
Let it simmer on low heat for 10 minutes. Let it rest for a few seconds.
Strain it in a teapot.
Now add Honey, Black Pepper and Lemon.
Your Turmeric Tea is ready.
Or, you can make this tea with milk(regular/ almond) as well;
Time – Saving Tip: Mix Turmeric Powder with natural organic honey( tastes so much better with Burmese Honey). Enough to make a thick paste. Store it in a jar for future use. It makes the tea-making process, so much quicker.
It is safe to have Turmeric tea in moderation. Twice a day works best.
For Osteoarthritis: 500 mg of turmeric extract twice daily for 2–3 months.
For high cholesterol: 700 mg of turmeric extract twice daily for 3 months.
For itchy skin: 500 mg of turmeric three times daily for 2 months.
People who suffer from inflammation benefit the most from it.
But, if exceeded the limit:
It may cause blood thinning and acidity. People who are on Blood-thinning medicines should avoid this tea.
Like every other healthy food, it works best when had in moderation. And know your body before consuming it.
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