Golden turmeric: the rich yellow herb of the mystical Far East. It’s no exaggeration to say that here in the West things have recently taken a turn for the turmeric, with this Asian gold dust selling like, well, gold dust, and being used for a seemingly infinite number of things. Cook with it, drink it as a broth, wear it as a face mask, put it in a smoothie, use it to fend off acne, put it on your teeth. The list can, and does, go on.
But what about turmeric tea? How does this wonder herb cope submerged in a pot of boiling water? Fear not, for it copes rather well. And it’s very popular. And it’s very tasty. And it’s very healthy.
Let’s take a look at some of the things that make golden turmeric tea shine. . . .
Here’s some fancy-sounding jargon: turmeric increases immunomodulation in the body. What does that actually mean? Something like this: it helps keep the immune system working at the optimum level.
Turmeric contains bioactive compounds. These compounds are called curcuminoids. One of these curcuminoids is called curcumin. Curcumin lowers LDL. Lowering LDL (aka Bad Cholesterol) can help reduce your chances of developing a number of more serious conditions, including heart disease and stroke. Long story short: turmeric busts cholesterol.
The anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric can make it a good choice for those suffering from arthritis, as it may help ease inflammation and swelling. Curcumin (the super curcuminoid mentioned above) has also been found effective for soothing pain in osteoarthritis patients.
A small study has revealed yet another seemingly amazing benefit of curcumin (which perhaps should be renamed Super Curcumin and given a cape). This time it’s for depression. The study found that patients who were given daily doses of curcumin experienced similar improvements, after a six week period, to patients who were taking prozac. Meaning that, at least in this particular context, curcumin has been found to be as effective as an antidepressant drug.
Convinced yet? If so, good. And now your next question might be: Where can I get my hands on a pack of this incredibly mystical and therapeutic tea. Look no further, your answer is here: Love Leaf Tea’s Golden Turmeric blend. It’s what you’re looking for. Promise