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This beautiful tea made by combining two powerful natural healing plants – Turmeric and Ginger – does not only taste great and exotic but is filled with inflammation-reducing properties, while boosting your immune system. Beginning in September and reaching all the way until Spring, this Turmeric-Ginger Tea is a constant companion for me, as it also warms and comforts.
You will need:
2 teaspoons of fresh turmeric, or 1 teaspoon of ground organic turmeric
1 teaspoon of fresh, chopped ginger
1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon of raw sugar or coconut sugar
1/4 cup of coconut milk or your favorite non-dairy milk of your choice
If you are using fresh turmeric, make sure it does not get on your clothes, or use gloves, because it stains a lot. Peel and chop the fresh ginger (and turmeric, if using), and add it to the bottom of your cup. If you are using ground turmeric, simply add the teaspoon of turmeric to the cup now. Add the ground cinnamon, and fill cup with boiling hot water. Allow to steep for 5 minutes. Strain through a fine-meshed kitchen strainer, and add the sweetener and a splash of non-dairy milk. Drink the tea while it is hot.
If you want to increase the absorption rate of the turmeric, add a pinch of freshly ground black pepper to the tea
Health Benefits of Turmeric
– reduction of inflammation
– immune boosting
– contains anti-cancer properties
– aids in reducing the symptoms of arthritis
– works as a pain reliever
– shortens the duration of colds
Why Turmeric is the “Perfect Painkiller” and Fights Inflammation (plus how to absorb it 20x better)
Turmeric has been proven to reduce or eliminate pain better than many leading prescription medications.
A 2004 study published * found that components of turmeric were effective alternatives to the drugs aspirin, ibuprofen, sulindac, phenylbutazone, naproxen and diclofenac, to name a few.
If you are planning to use Turmeric as a painkiller, I would highly recommend that you use it in extract form or as a
supplement. Turmeric powder has a lower bioavailability, and therefore it is more effective as an extract or capsules available on the market.
PuraTHRIVE Organic Turmeric Extract is an outstanding full-spectrum extract and is the supplement I would recommend most. Another option is Turmeric Curcumin with Bioperine 1500mg available on Amazon.
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Source: Analgesic Efficacy and Safety of Curcuminoids in Clinical Practice: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials: Pain Med. 2015 Dec 14. Epub 2015 Dec 14. PMID: 26814259