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  Life   Food  24 Sep 2019  3 amazing health benefits of turmeric tea

3 amazing health benefits of turmeric tea

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Sep 24, 2019, 5:39 pm IST
Updated : Sep 24, 2019, 5:55 pm IST

Turmeric tea is all about nature’s goodness in a cup.

Turmeric is known to imporve heart health. (Photo: Representational/Pexels)
 Turmeric is known to imporve heart health. (Photo: Representational/Pexels)

What happens when two of the most powerful Ts come together? There’s an explosion of health. Drinking tea has been linked with several health benefits, like better heart health, antioxidant properties for immunity among others. And, turmeric too comes with its own share of healthy characteristics. It’s been widely used in Ayurveda, the ancient Indian medication system, for its anti-inflamamtory properties.

Turmeric tea is said to have originated in Japan. It has a subtle flavour and has some wonderful health benefits. Turmeric tea is brewed using grated turmeric or turmeric powder, and is one of the best ways to reap the benefits of the spice. Here are 3 amazing health benefits of turmeric tea:

 

Boosts immunity

A widely known fact is that having a strong immunity system is important for fighting diseases. Turmeric tea is especially beneficial when you want to recover from cough and cold. Apart from this, it also helps in fighting off infections.

Helps in fighting diabetes

Researches have indicated that curcumin, an active ingredient present in turmeric, can help in preventing diabetes. It helps in stabilising blood sugar levels. However, as NDTV suggests, make sure you consult your doctor for the right dosage of turmeric tea.

Good for heart

Turmeric tea is known to promote heart health. Since it’s rich in antioxidants, it helps in managing your cholesterol levels. It also eases inflammation in heart and is good for your heart’s overall health.

 

Turmeric tea can be brewed easily and quickly. An important point to note is that using raw turmeric instead of powdered turmeric is a better way of making most of the benefits of the turmeric root. Here’s how you can make turmeric tea at home:

  • Boil a cup of water.
  • Add a small pinch of turmeric powder. You can also use grated raw turmeric instead of turmeric powder.
  • Let it boil so that the flavour gets properly infused.
  • Strain the tea. Add lemon or honey to enhance its taste.

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