Turmeric is probably the most adored spice in the world. Imagine your curry missing out on this fabulous color and taste. We sure don’t like pale tasteless curry right? Especially Indians, we love turmeric! Be it food or be it festivities, Turmeric is the most important guest of all those good things. But why? Why do we love turmeric so much? What is Turmeric tea? And, what are the health benefits of Turmeric tea? Let us tell you 10 health benefits of Turmeric tea. To do so, first, let’s do a quick background check on our beloved spice.
Turmeric is a plant with a long history of medicinal use in Southeast Asian countries. The part of this plant that we consume today is the rhizome or roots. It derives its goodness from its ingredient called Curcumin. Turmeric tea has been praised in the age-old, time-honored Ayurveda for its contribution to healing for more than 4000 years.
This delicious tea is best paired with ginger and honey since these ingredients increase its goodness by 10 fold. Ginger is a storehouse of vitamin C, magnesium, and volatile oils that have anti-inflammatory effects on your body and it derives its properties from its phenolic compound.
So, what are the health benefits of drinking the delicious Turmeric tea? Let’s find out!
10 Health benefits of Turmeric tea make you love this one!
Turmeric is a good anti-inflammation agent. Though inflammation in your body is for a healthy purpose, sometimes excessive inflammation can be hazardous for your health. Consumption of Turmeric tea will preserve your body from these inflammation threats. Turmeric’s potent ingredient curcumin is said to work wonders against the same. One of the widely spread disease due to inflammation is Arthritis. It is cited by the Arthritis Foundation that consumption of turmeric can help people diagnosed with this disease, get relief.
A great anti-oxidant
The humble Turmeric tea can be your stimulant for anti-oxidant doses. This property plays an important role in protecting your liver from toxins.
Since people with diabetes need to consume a significant amount of medicine throughout their lives; it may damage their organs to some extent. Turmeric tea can be their savior for such causes. Its antioxidant properties help organs stay away from toxins.
A remedy for cold
Whenever we fall ill, mostly the viral sickness like cold, our mother advises us to consume warmth, the comfort of Turmeric, and Ginger. What could be better than a warm cup of Turmeric tea to kick out those germs and bacteria from your system? It’s the best homemade remedy for cold. Just add a little ginger to it to increase its goodness. Turmeric and ginger tea is also famous for curing headaches.
Turmeric tea is the best way to boost your immunity. Especially during this fight against coronavirus, when you need to fight those bad germs and keep your body healthy. Turmeric and ginger’s anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties can help you keep yourself safe to some extent. You need your body immune enough to fight against all the ordeals. Turmeric tea may not protect you from coronavirus but it will make you strong enough to keep on fighting. Adding honey in your tea will not only increase the sweetness but also increase the benefits.
Prevents heart diseases
There are innumerable health benefits of Turmeric tea. Drinking this wonderful tea always counts as beneficial. Another benefit to adding on the list is its role in preventing cardiovascular diseases. Turmeric tea stabilizes the blood lipid level and improves cardiovascular function in your body. Since it is an antioxidant, it prevents LPD cholesterol to oxidize, as result, eliminating plaques from arteries. This reduces the risk of cholesterol.
May act against cancer
Though there is little evidence on this topic, people and researchers still claim that Turmeric tea does help them prevent cancer. Actually, turmeric prevents cancer growth. It doesn’t cure a person but may kill cancer cells and that stops cancer from spreading away. What amuses the researchers the most is that it doesn’t kill the normal cells but only the cancer cells selectively.
Good for your brain (Alzheimer's)
If a cup of tea can reset your mind, then what’s better than that? A cup of ginger and turmeric tea can help you get rid of stress and headache. It even helps you concentrate and relive your mind; a cup of serenity. Researchers say that turmeric tea can be a far better choice to tackle Alzheimer’s. The anti-oxidants can help reduce the accumulation of amyloids and other factors that lead to Alzheimer’s. It even has the power of curing Alzheimer’s if taken as prescribed by doctors.
Menstrual pain and others
During cramps, nothing is better than a hot cup of ginger tea. It relieves pain in an instant. The turmeric- ginger tea can relieve sore muscles, headaches, and different kinds of muscle pain. As said by the AYUSH ministry, “ginger from your kitchen can go a long way in keeping diseases at bay.” We all agree.
Drinking a cup of Turmeric tea before traveling can save you from motion sickness. It is also helpful in nausea caused by pregnancy and chemotherapy.
How to make Turmeric Ginger tea?
- Take 1 cup of water and boil it in a saucepan.
- Add 1 inch of ginger and ½ tablespoon of turmeric powder.
- Add ½ tablespoon of tea leaves. You can add extra spices such as cinnamon and black pepper to enhance taste and benefits.
- Let it steep for 2-3 minutes.
- Strain the mixture and add honey as per your preference. We advise adding 1 spoon. (Do not boil honey, as it will lose its goodness if boiled.)
The bottom line
Adding Turmeric and Ginger tea to your daily routine is beneficial in long run. At the same time, it will help you get rid of toxins and cold from your body. Since ginger is praised for its stress-relieving properties, keep yourself happy and calm with a cup of our favorite Masala Chai.