Taking Turmeric should be part of your daily routine if you really care about your health. If you want to go one step further, then combine it with ginger and you have an anti-inflammatory power house. However, what’s the best way to take advantage of this power fuel for your immune system? What about a lemonade that has those two insanely healthy ingredients in a delicious and yet easy to made combination?
Health benefits of turmeric and ginger tea
According to the journal Advances in Pharmacological Studies, turmeric extract has been used in the treatment of swollen joints, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis.
Ginger has a similar effect to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs when it comes to relieving pain and reducing inflammation. The good part comes when you realize that ginger has almost no side effects.
Thanks to their antioxidant effect, turmeric and ginger improve cognitive power and prevent/treat neurological diseases.
Ginger contains 6-shogaol, a compound that gives this spice its anti-inflammatory power. Use it to reduce memory impairment and relieve the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Turmeric has a positive neuro-effect on patients with dementia.
A 2008 study confirmed that ginger has an excellent effect on the gastrointestinal tract. It enhances digestion, and reduces inflammation. Ginger is also used in the treatment of nausea and intestines.
Turmeric can be used as an effective remedy for irritable bowel disease, indigestion, stomach ulcers, gastroesophaegal reflux disease and Crohn’s disease.
Heart health and blood pressure
According to the International Journal of Cardiology, curcumin extract lowers the risk of blood clots, and prevents irregular heartbeat.
Turmeric and ginger tea recipe
1 tsp. fresh ginger tea or 1/3 tsp. dried turmeric
1 tsp. fresh turmeric root or 1/3 tsp. dried turmeric
¼ tsp. black pepper
Raw honey and a lemon slice
First, bring a cup of water to a boil. Turn the heat off, and add in your spices. Steep for 5 minutes, and don’t forget to put the lid on. Strain and sweeten with honey. Add in your black pepper and lemon.
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