Monday, 3 February 2014

Turmeric Tea for Inflammation Removal (and other health benefits)

What is turmeric?

Turmeric is a common Asian herb often referred to as the “Queen of Spices,” its main characteristic is its golden colour. Turmeric contains a wide range of antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory properties.  Due to its active ingredient curcumin, turmeric is used in the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s, arthritis, liver disease and cancer. It also aids in controlling diabetes and cholesterol levels.

Ingredients:

Turmeric
Black pepper (reason for black pepper see below)
Hot water
Coconut oil (cod liver oil)

Additional:

Mason jar (or tea cup)
Grater
Pot
Table Cloth

Preparation

Wash and peel the turmeric. With a fine grater, grate the turmeric into a large glass jar (or tea cup for 1 serving).


Pour the hot water into the glass jar (or tea cup) with the turmeric. Add the black pepper, stir and let seep for 10 to 15 minutes.


With each cup you consume, drink 1 tsp coconut oil (or briskly whisk or blend oil into the tea).


Turmeric and black pepper.