I was introduced a few years ago to the amazing healing powers of Turmeric Root and since then I have been consistent in making Turmeric Tea a daily ritual.
Why Turmeric? The active ingredient in Turmeric is called curcumin which has been found to provide a list of wonderful effects:
Aids in fat metabolism and weight management
A natural inflammatory known to be used for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis and improves asthema
A natural analgesic and natural antibiotic
It’s a skin tonic and improves such skin conditions as psoriasis and eczema
Reduces the side effects of chemotherapy and an anti-arthritic
Strengthens ligaments and speeds up the healing of wounds
It’s a blood purifier and has blood thinning properties
Lowers cholesterol and inhibits the oxidation of LDL
Improves digestion, heals stomach ulcers and helps prevent bloating and gas
Slows the progression of MS
Used as preventative medicine for the following cancers: Breast, Prostate, Skin, Colon, Lymphoma and Leukemia
**If you are pregnant or nursing then please consult your physician before implementing turmeric in your diet for medicinal purposes. Seek your physicians advice if wishing to implement in a child’s diet. Avoid turmeric if you have gallstones or bile obstruction.
A recipe for Turmeric Tea
1 and 1/2 inches of turmeric root (peel the skin)
For added taste *Optional: I like to add the same amount of ginger root (peeled as well)
Steep in 1/2 gallon of water
Have a cup and place the remainder in your fridge.
Enjoy a cup a day!