If you’re not familiar with turmeric, you’re probably familiar with it’s vibrant, gold color. From Indian curries to bright yellow textiles, turmeric has been known throughout Asia for its healing properties, flavor, and hue.
Recently, turmeric has been in the spotlight for an entirely different reason. It’s all because of a special substance called curcumin. Research is still at an early stage, but growing evidence shows that curcumin may be able to aid in the prevention of cancer, reduce swelling and inflammation, and act as a natural antioxidant. The list of potential uses and benefits is long, but until research gives us more conclusive evidence, we’ll hold off on making any grand claims.
That being said, tumeric is a proven anti-inflammatory and has been used to treat upset stomachs, nausea, and indigestion for years. If you’re feeling a little out of sorts in the stomach department, you might want to try this powerful tea.
Tea for Upset Stomach
Turmeric Tea Recipe
- A teaspoon of turmeric
- 1tsp cinnamon
- Pinch of nutmeg and clove (to taste)
- Fresh grated ginger (optional, but perfect for upset stomachs and bloating)
- 2-4 cups of water
- Honey (optional)
- Milk or milk substitute (optional)
Bring the water to a boil, remove from heat, and add in the herbs. Let sit for 10 minutes. When it’s ready, strain tea through a fine sieve.
Note! If you’re familiar with turmeric, you can increase the amount of turmeric. If this is your first time, go easy. Tumeric is potent!
Sip and enjoy!
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