Turmeric Tea: benefits, properties and how to make it 

Turmeric is the most used spice in Indian cuisine. But, can you use it in infusion? Often confused with Saffron (Crocus sativus), Turmeric may take the following names: Turmeric or Curcuma. The distinction between these two spices can be made by their colour. Turmeric is orange, while Saffron is yellowish. In its natural state, Turmeric has a form similar to ginger.

Turmeric is famous in medicine for the presence of Curcumin (bioactive compound), a type of pigment responsible for its colouring and therapeutic properties. This powerful food has high antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, diuretic and dermatological properties. In general, the consumption of Turmeric Tea is indicated for lowering cholesterol, improving digestion and relieving joint pain.

Discover the benefits, properties and how to make Turmeric Tea! Enjoy reading.

Turmeric Tea

Benefits and Properties of Turmeric Tea

Turmeric is a type of root widely used in Ayurvedic Medicine and traditional Chinese Medicine. Besides being an icon of Indian culture, Turmeric is widely consumed in Pakistan and Taiwan. Currently, India is the world's largest producer of Turmeric, with production exceeding 80%. It is through its nutritional potential that Turmeric has reached distinctive markets such as Germany, where it is known as "gelbwurzel".

Regarding its benefits for mental health, Turmeric Tea may contribute to the improvement of cognitive functions and stimulate good mood. Due to its strong antioxidant and diuretic potential, this natural tea is recommended for people who want to lose weight. This action in the weight loss process is related to the burning of body fat. It may also contribute to the balance of the intestinal flora. Therefore, it is one of the best alternatives for obese people and for those who wish to follow a detox diet.

According to scientific studies, Turmeric originates from Asia, where it may have existed for six thousand years. The use of Turmeric is a common element in Indian and Chinese gastronomy. In recent years, there has been an increasing consumption of turmeric in European countries, possibly associated with its contribution to mental well-being. From this perspective, Turmeric has proved essential in improving certain depressive states. This is why it represents one of the most studied spices by science.

Turmeric Root

Turmeric Tea may promote the reduction of intestinal discomfort. In addition, it may stimulate the secretion of bile, protect the liver, aid in the treatment of acne and balance blood glucose levels.

How to make Turmeric Tea

To prepare your Turmeric Tea, you need the following ingredients: 5 pieces of Turmeric Root and 1L of boiled water. Are you Ready? Take a container with a lid and add these 2 ingredients. Cover it and leave it to infuse for 10 to 15 minutes. Finally, simply strain it, let it cool down a little and you can consume it immediately. 

If you have turmeric powder, you can use it to add colour to your culinary dishes with a few sprinkles such as: broths, soups, baked apples or breads. It is often used together with lemon and ginger. Explore the best spices in the world of teas and be happy!

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