Creamy Tumeric Tea
You may or may not know what Tumeric is but nearly everyone can benefit from it! Tumeric an herb often used in cooking that has many great health benefits.
Meghan Telpner, author of the blog Making Love in The Kitchen, shared her own tumeric tea recipe and shared the following reasons one should consider it:
- Natural antiseptic and antibacterial properties to keep the infection away from cuts and burns.
- Natural liver detoxifier- is it possible that if we believe liver to be the seat of anger than turmeric can help release that anger? Hmmmm.
- May prevent and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by removing amyloyd plaque buildup in the brain.
- Majorly powerful anti-inflammatory that works as well as many anti-inflammatory drugs but without the side effects.
- Has shown promise in slowing the progression of multiple sclerosis in mice.
- Natural pain killer. Yay more of this!
- Helps manage weight, and aid in fat metabolism
- A staple in Chinese medicine for helping lift mood in cases of depression
- Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, it is a natural treatment for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
- Studies have shown that turmeric can boosts the effects of chemo drug paclitaxel and reduces its side effects.
- Accelerates wound healing and repairing of damaged skin
- Can help internally and topically with psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions.
- Wowzers does it help soothe upset stomach
- Helps to facilitate protein digestion
- A natural preventative against flu viruses.
A tumeric tea is creamy, warming and goes nicely with warm, yet sweet spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and others. The below recipe is from Joanna Kneller of Living Water. Drink up!
Creamy Tumeric Tea
- 8 ounces (1 cup) almond or coconut milk
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/2-inch wide round slice of ginger root, peeled and finely chopped
- Dash of cayenne pepper
- 1/2 – 1 teaspoon honey or other sweetener
- Optional additions: a small pat of butter, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, etc
Gently warm the almond or coconut milk on the stove. In a mug, combine the remaining ingredients. Drizzle a teaspoon of the warmed milk into the mug and mix until the liquid is smooth with no lumps. Add the rest of the milk and mix well. You can leave the pieces of ginger in the tea, or strain it out before drinking.