Nurturing yourself is downright delicious
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.
Turmeric has become super trendy in the past couple of years thanks to its warm, earthy flavor and wellness benefits. But this golden root, has been used in medicine for centuries. Not only is this spicy root hailed for its health boosting benefits it’s also super popular for its skin-saving qualities.
Turmeric is a rhizomatous perennial herb plant that grows wild in South and Southeast Asia. It can grow up to 1 metre high and when harvested the root stocks are boiled and dried then ground up into a powder which is used as a spice and can also be used as a dye because of it’s deep color.
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
Curcumin is believed to have biological effects including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiviral, and anti-tumour activities which can help greatly with a variety of ailments including the skin, pulmonary and gastrointestinal systems. Turmeric may help in the following:
Support of the immune system
Healthy blood and liver function
Improve with digestion
Certain skin conditions including eczema, shingles, and allergies
Aches and pain related to arthritis
Inflammation of joints and muscles
So now that you know all of it’s amazing benefits, ready to try our turmeric teas? We’ve created three delicious blends due to so many injuries for turmeric teas! Pick your favorite or all three!