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Turmeric Tea Recipe – Great Anti-inflammatory and More…

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Turmeric Tea Recipe

This is a fabulous go to hot drink at the end of the day or actually anytime.  Your can vary the amounts to your taste.  Turmeric’s key ingredient is curcumin, which has studies showing great health benefits including:

Anti-inflammatory (reducing joint pain), anti-cancer, anti-depressant, digestive aid, liver detoxification, anti-oxidant, wound healing, blood sugar, anti-bacterial, immune booster, and more

Turmeric “Tea”

  • 1c Coconut Milk
  • 1/2t Turmeric
  • 1/2t Cinnamon
  • 1/8t Nutmeg
  • pinch of black pepper ( said to help in turmeric’s absorption)
  • 1t honey or maple syrup to taste
  • pinch of cayenne pepper

Slowly warm milk with all the ingredients in a sauce pan.  Warming too quickly makes the coconut milk gooey and thick.  Drink warm and enjoy.

For more specifics research on Turmeric-

“Curcumin seems to delay liver damage that can eventually lead to cirrhosis, according to preliminary experimental research at the Medical University Graz in Austria.
Kansas State University research found that adding certain spices, including turmeric, can reduce the levels of heterocyclic amines — carcinogenic compounds that are formed when meats are barbecued, boiled or fried — by up to 40 percent.
Rodent studies at the University of Texas indicate that curcumin inhibits the growth of a skin cancer, melanoma and also slows the spread of breast cancer into the lungs.
Researchers from the University of South Dakota have found that pretreatment with curcumin makes cancer cells more vulnerable to chemo and radiotherapy.