Spices have a lot of health and beauty benefits and we are all aware of it. Turmeric adds color to all your dishes and also has a lot of beauty benefits. The fact, however, is that turmeric has much more to offer rather than just being a spice with a couple of benefits.
Turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic medicine because of its amazing anti-bacterial, anti-carcinogenic, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory properties to treat various ailments. Turmeric, when used in turmeric milk, is a remedy to a whole lot of health problems and also keeps you healthy.
TURMERIC TEA BENEFITS
For Digestion: Turmeric is an excellent remedy for upset stomach and for proper digestion. It also treats colitis as well as stomach ulcers.
Body detox: Turmeric is great to detox your body as it purifies the blood and cleanses the liver. Turmeric flushes off toxins that can give rise to many health issues.
Induces sleep: Consuming turmeric with milk helps in inducing a good night’s sleep. This is because turmeric contains amino acid as well as tryptophan that induce sleep.
Good for skin: Turmeric, as we all know, is great for the skin. It is rich in antioxidant content and helps to fight the free radicals that can damage the skin cells.
For strong bones: Drinking turmeric tea helps with good bone health. Turmeric helps to make your bones stronger as everyone is aware milk contains calcium that is very much essential for bones and in addition to that turmeric has bone-strengthening properties too.
To control diabetes: Having turmeric tea can help with diabetes. It does this by moderating the insulin levels. It enhances the glucose control and helps in increasing the effect of medications used to treat diabetes.
To treat Arthritis: Turmeric contains anti-inflammatory properties that are great to treat rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Apart from this, turmeric has antioxidant property that helps to destroy the free radicals in the cell.
To heal wounds: Turmeric happens to be a natural antiseptic as well as an antibacterial agent hence it is a great disinfectant. If you have a wound then all you need to do is sprinkle some turmeric powder on the wound, this will speed up the healing process. Having turmeric milk will help to heal the wound from inside too.
Prevent cancer: Having turmeric milk can also help in preventing prostate cancer. It stops the existing prostate cancer and damages the cancer cells.
Additional Benefits of drinking turmeric milk:
- Digestion: Turmeric helps to promote intestinal health and treats colitis and stomach ulcers. It can prevent diarrhea, ingestion and ulcers.
- Bone Health: Turmeric is a great source of calcium hence promotes bone health
- Antioxidant: Turmeric is an excellent antioxidant which helps in fighting free radicals.
- Blood purifier: Turmeric is an awesome blood purifier; it cleanses the lymphatic system and blood vessels.
- Cold and Cough: Turmeric is best to treat cold and cough as it has antiviral and antibacterial properties.
TURMERIC TEA RECIPE
Turmeric tea is very simple to make and can be made with ginger, pepper as per your preference –
- Milk: – 1 glass
- Turmeric (fresh or powdered) – 1 teaspoon
- Honey to taste
Optional ingredients for variation
- Dried Ginger powder
Take a vessel, pour milk and boil it. Add turmeric and simmer it. Allow it to simmer for one minute and then remove the vessel from the flame. Stir the milk while it is simmering. This will ensure heat is evenly distributed. Turn off the flame. Now strain the milk with the help of a strainer and pour it into a glass. Add honey as per your requirement. Serve hot.