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Turmeric Tea: A Simple and Versatile Recipe with Powerful Ingredients

Turmeric tea is a drink that is made by putting turmeric, a yellow spice from the part of the Curcuma longa plant that grows under the soil, in hot water. Turmeric tea has a long history and tradition in Asian food and medicine, especially in India, where it is called haldi or manjal. Turmeric tea has many good things for health, mainly because of its main active part, curcumin, which has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties. Here is a short summary of turmeric tea in 400 words:

  • To make turmeric tea, you can use fresh or dried turmeric part, turmeric powder, or turmeric tea bags. You can also add other ingredients, such as black pepper, ginger, lemon, honey, or milk, to make the taste and the taking in of curcumin better.
  • Turmeric tea can help make inflammation and pain less in conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, and cancer, by stopping the action of inflammatory things and enzymes, and changing the immune system¹².
  • Turmeric tea can help make brain function and memory better, by going through the blood-brain barrier and protecting the brain cells from oxidative stress and inflammation. It can also make new brain cells grow and make the levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a protein that helps learning and memory, better. Turmeric tea may help stop or treat brain problems such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, depression, and anxiety.
  • Turmeric tea can help lower the chance of heart disease, by making the function of the endothelium, the layer of the blood vessels, better. It can also make the oxidation of cholesterol less and stop the making of blood clots, which can cause heart attacks and strokes¹ .
  • Turmeric tea can help stop and treat cancer, by affecting the growth, spread, and survival of cancer cells. It can also make the effects and safety of chemotherapy and radiation better, and make the side effects of these treatments less¹ .
  • Turmeric tea can help make digestion and liver function better, by making the production of bile and enzymes that help in the breaking down of food and fats more. It can also protect the liver from toxins and inflammation, and make its cleaning ability better¹ .
  • Turmeric tea can help make the immune system stronger and fight infections, by killing bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Turmeric tea may help treat infections such as colds, flu, sinusitis, and candidiasis¹ .

Turmeric tea is a simple and tasty way to enjoy the good things of turmeric. However, you should talk to your doctor before taking high amounts of turmeric, as it may affect some medicines or cause some bad effects. Also, you should eat turmeric with black pepper and some fat, as this can make its taking in and availability more¹ .

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