Over the years, we've been very vocal about how important it is to invest in our health, may it be through our memes on social media or articles on the blog. We were absolutely delighted at the number of people who read our post on Guyabano Tea and the benefits of drinking it daily. It just shows that more and more people are becoming health-conscious and doing research for natural ways to stay fit and prevent diseases.

Here's another tea to add to your arsenal, one you should definitely consider trying yourself. It's inexpensive, pretty quick to make and works wonders for our entire body. I'm talking about tea made from fresh Turmeric root.

This is actually a staple in our home which Dave and I drink on a daily basis. We have been buying fresh Turmeric root at our local wet and dry market every weekend for the past 6 years, that was way before we started the tea habit. I could still remember that it only costs 20 pesos a kilo at the time, and we were just among a handful of people purchasing the root from the only vendor who had it in his fresh produce stall. Today, a kilo of fresh Turmeric root costs 100 pesos because of the high demand. Even though the price skyrocketed, it is still worth buying.

I wrote an article about the superfood Turmeric back in 2015, which you can read here. I tackled the major health benefits it gives us and gave you enough reasons to add it to your family's diet. According to research, Turmeric is known to have more than 600 health benefits. It has many anti-inflammatory properties that help in treating various health problems like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis. Turmeric is also known to help people with cancer, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, and high cholesterol. Its anti-oxidant properties can prevent cataracts and different kinds of cancer. It reduces inflammation caused by wounds, acne and other skin conditions. Hence, a little bit of turmeric added to various foods can provide these benefits everyday. We add Turmeric powder to all of our home-cooked meals and for a couple of months now, enjoy it in tea form.

To tell you frankly, brewing fresh Tumeric tea only came to mind when I started collecting Japanese tea sets late last year haha. I was never fond of teas, was more of a heavy coffee drinker. Getting pregnant with our fourth child and exclusively breastfeeding him after birth up to the present, made anything with caffeine a no-go for me. One of the reasons I decided to collect Japanese tea sets, was to actually encourage myself to start drinking and enjoying teas. It worked pretty well, I am now an official tea lover.

The Benefits of Turmeric Tea:

  • Cleanses and purified blood
  • Protects and helps heal the liver
  • Helps reduce bad cholesterol
  • Cough and cold prevention
  • Boosts immune system
  • Detoxifies body and liver
  • Enhances complexion
  • Anti-inflammatory agent
  • Prevents internal blood clotting
  • Promotes proper blood circulation
  • Stimulates secretion of bile which helps break down fat

Here's our simple Turmeric Tea Recipe:
  • Bring four cups of water to a boil
  • Add one whole turmeric root, thinly sliced
  • Add 5 Cardamom seeds
  • Add Raw Organic Honey to taste
  • Add a pinch of black pepper to increase absorption (Turmeric + Black Pepper = power combo)

Try it out yourself!


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Article published on January 3, 2017

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