Turmeric is a brightly colored spice that is related to ginger and has been used as a food seasoning by a variety of cultures for thousands of years. The spice is frequently associated with Asian curries. Turmeric, on the other hand, was one of the numerous ingredients found in ancient medical remedies.
Turmeric contains a compound known as curcumin, which has anti-inflammatory properties. Additionally, the spice contains over 24 compounds with anti-inflammatory properties. Certain compounds are COX-2 inhibitors. COX-2 is the enzyme that causes inflammation, pain, and swelling. Additionally to lowering blood sugar levels, the spice has been shown to lower LDL or bad cholesterol.
Turmeric tea also contains additional natural ingredients that promote overall health. Cinnamon and ginger share turmeric's anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, and cholesterol-lowering properties. Ginger also aids in nausea reduction.
Cayenne pepper contains the compound capsaicin, which has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, as well as the ability to lower blood sugar and boost metabolism. Honey is known to possess antimicrobial properties that aid in the fight against bacterial and viral infections. Additionally, coconut milk contains antimicrobial compounds. Nut milk contains omega-3 fatty acids and acts as an antioxidant, as well as a variety of minerals and vitamins.
Turmeric Tea or Golden Milk
1 tsp. curcumin
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
1 pinch cayenne or red pepper (optional)
1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup (optional)
Put all of the ingredients inside a blender and blend until it is smooth.
Pour the mixture into a pot and heat until hot, for about three to five minutes.