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Turmeric Tea

One of the world’s most healthiest spices!

I have been using turmeric for a long while now. It makes me feel good.  It helps me get less inflammed when I have an insect bite. It helps me sleep well.  I generally feel more calm when I drink my tea made from turmeric. It tastes great and you should try it.  What’s to lose?  You probably have some sitting in your spice cabinet right now!

Here is my recipe for a kind of turmeric latte that I make sometimes:

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Here is my simplified “Turmeric Tea” recipe that I use daily!

1/3 cup raw honey

2 heaping teaspoons turmeric

optional: squeeze of lemon and ginger juice (just peel and fine grate and squeeze juice out)

Fresh ground pepper

Warm – hot water

Combine turmeric and honey to make a paste. That is your base. Keep it around. For each cup you make, place a heaping teaspoon of the paste in a mug and pour some warm water over it. Stir to dissolve well and then add your lemon juice, ginger juice if desired, and a nice amount of black pepper.

Some History

Turmeric is native to Indonesia and southern India, where it has been harvested for more than 5,000 years and has served an important role in many traditional cultures throughout the East. It is a revered member of the Ayurvedic pharmacopeia. Arab traders introduced it into Europe in the 13th century. Turmeric has only recently become popular in Western cultures and highlighted its therapeutic properties (read below). The leading commercial producers of turmeric include India, Indonesia, China, the Philippines, Taiwan, Haiti and Jamaica.

Health benefits

Turmeric comes from curcumin, the root of the Curcuma longa plant and has a tough brown skin and a deep orange flesh. This herb has a very interesting taste and aroma. Its flavor is peppery, warm and bitter while it’s fragrance is mild yet kind of close to orange and ginger, to which it is related. Curcumin has very powerful antioxidant effects, able to neutralize free radicals, chemicals that can travel through the body and cause great amounts of damage to healthy cells and cell membranes.

  • Potent anti-­‐inflammatory
  • Effective treatment for IBS
  • Helpful for Cystic Fibrosis
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Improved Liver Function
  • Cardiovascular Protection
  • Lowers LDL cholesterol
  • Protection against Alzheimer’s

Other fun uses for turmeric!

What do you do with turmeric??  Drop me a line and let’s chat!  Have a lovely day…

~Cat

Cat Dillon

This blog is my journal, where I share everything wellness. From tips on healthy lifestyle to creating as much deliciousness in your life as possible.

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