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Learning how to make turmeric tea is so simple that you’ll be shocked at the health benefits!
Ancient Spice – Modern Benefits
Turmeric, the “Golden Spice” – known scientifically as Curcuma longa – is a member of the ginger family commonly found in Indian, Asian, and Caribbean cuisine. It has a bright yellow-orange hue from the most active compound in turmeric called curcumin, which gives curry dishes their significant color and flavor.
For thousands of years, it has been used in food, as a textile dye, in medicinal remedies, and still features in religious ceremonies around the world. It is currently used by some food manufacturers as a non-toxic food coloring.
According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), there have been more than 3,000 studies done on the health benefits of turmeric in the past three decades.
Scientists are fascinated by the pharmaceutical abilities it exhibits while being completely natural and safe for consumption. This pretty spice is amazing! It is effective when consumed through the diet in small quantities over time.
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Turmeric and Brain Health
There was a time that scientists believed brain cells stopped growing after childhood, there was a limited number from that point forward, and if they were damaged that there was no way for them to regenerate.
Research has now proven that belief incorrect. Your brain cells are constantly making new connections to different areas of your brain and it is now known that they also multiply.
Your brain contains a hormone known as Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) that is necessary for brain health. Alzheimer’s patients have a marked deficiency in this hormone as do patients suffering from depression.
The incredible results of turmeric on neurodegenerative disease give many researchers hope for safe and effective treatments in the near future.
Turmeric increases your levels of BDNF as well as your production of “feel good” hormones dopamine and serotonin, which boost mood naturally.
Other major diseases that have shown clinical, measurable evidence of being prevented, slowed, or reversed with turmeric are cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease, chronic inflammation, and the physical effects of aging. Try these 7 ways to get Turmeric in your diet today!
Calm Your Nerves Naturally
Research released from Baylor University proved that 1000mg of curcumin (the primary compound in turmeric) had the same effect as taking a prescribed antidepressant – making it a safe, natural, and non-addictive sedative.
Patients suffering from mild depression, seasonal-affective disorder (SAD), alterations in mood due to menstruation or menopause, and stress-related anxiety have shown significant improvement by adding turmeric tea to their daily eating plan.
Mildly spicy and sweet, this creamy tea suggested by Dr. Sanjay Gupta on the Dr. Oz show is a great way to include turmeric (and curcumin) for improved mood and brain health.
Ingredients of Turmeric Tea
- 1 cup almond milk
- ½ tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp honey
- ¼ tsp ginger
How to Make Turmeric Tea
- Heat the almond milk in a small pot or microwave
- Stir in the spices
- Drizzle the honey on top
Try a clear iced version for hot summer days by combining ¼ tsp ground turmeric, ¼ tsp ground ginger, and lemon juice (to taste) in boiling water and allowing to cool before serving over ice.
The earthy flavor of turmeric tea may take some getting used to at first but you won’t regret drinking it. Click here for more information about the benefits of turmeric and the treatment of Alzheimer’s.