Few things in this world are as soothing as a good cup of tea to relax with after a difficult day, but the health benefits of tea are worth exploring as well.
You’ve got your choices; a tea can be found to appease nearly any palate. You can make tea out of just about anything, and turmeric is no exception.
Turmeric is a cross cultural spice that has been used in medicinal teas for years – and with good reason. Turmeric health benefits include its anti-inflammatory properties, qualities that aid in digestion, and more.
Turmeric has been around for thousands and thousands of years but it seems only recently has there been a major spotlight on the herb known as the “king of spice”.
Used commonly in Asian cuisine and for it’s golden yellow colouring for curries, this spice is now being sought after for many of its health benefits as well. There’s lots to love about turmeric and using it to make tea, too.
Medicinal properties of Turmeric
The most well-known compound of turmeric is its active ingredient curcumin, which is believed to be one of the main causes of turmeric’s health benefits. Indian traditional medicine has been using turmeric for thousands of years for many different ailments and here’s why:
- Turmeric contains Vitamins B-1, B-2, B-3, and B-6
- Vitamin C,E, and K
- Significant amounts of Iron, Manganese, Fiber, Copper, and Potassium
- Also includes levels of Magnesium, Phosphorus, Calcium, and Zinc
- Research also shows compounds other than curcumin have antifungal and antibacterial properties