Curcuma longa

  • TIME TO BREW: 2 minutes
  • KEY EFFECT: antioxidant

This powerful herb is known for it's strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The active ingredient in Turmeric is Curcumin, which is the body has a hard time accessing. Turmeric tea is a perfect way to get more of this magical ingredient in your system when you need it most.

Turmeric has been used medicinally for hundreds of years. As a member of the Ginger family, it carries some of the same benefits as Ginger. It helps reduce inflammation which improved digestion and gastrointestinal discomforts. It's known for its positive affect on skin and is considered an element to keeping a youthful glow with healthy complexion.

Curcumin is thought to reduce the risk of damage to cells which limits cell mutations and cancer. Some people with IBS have found relief from symptoms while taking Turmeric.

This magic herb has many positive qualities, and sipping a hot brew is equally as delightful as it is positive. It is simple to brew, just pour boiling water over grated or ground Turmeric and stir. It combines beautifully with ginger, honey, lemon, black pepper, and milk. A quick online search will result in many a creative combinations for brewing this pleasant herb.