Sweet and strengthening licorice root, zesty ginger, orange peel and lemongrass lend depth and structure to this remarkably bright and aromatic infusion that highlights turmeric root, a tasty golden-colored root related to ginger. The combination of turmeric, ginger, lemon and honey is an Ayurvedic recipe for longevity, strength and balance. Turmeric Ginger is perfect on its own or blended with a dash of honey and lemon.
Tasting Notes: An enlivening blend of golden turmeric with spicy ginger and zesty citrus
Ingredients: Organic ginger root, organic turmeric, organic licorice root, organic orange peel, organic lemongrass, essential lemon and orange oils.
Hailed by naturopaths as the world’s most important herb, turmeric has been used for centuries to treat arthritis, diabetes, gastrointestinal complaints and dozens of other conditions. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, preliminary scientific evidence has confirmed many of turmeric’s traditional medicinal uses. Nevertheless, the U.S. National Institutes of Health note that this preliminary evidence is far from conclusive. Nutritionists and naturopathic practitioners may recommend turmeric tea as a daily supplement or complementary treatment for people who have–or are at risk of developing–certain diseases and conditions.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health report that turmeric may increase bile production and reduce symptoms of reflux, colon spasms, bloating, gas and indigestion. Turmeric may be a useful treatment for irritable bowel syndrome and reflux disease.
Compounds in turmeric help to battle inflammation throughout the body. UMMC reports that turmeric may lengthen remission time for people with inflammatory bowel diseases like ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties also make it a useful treatment option for arthritis.
Diabetic animals experience lower blood sugar levels when taking turmeric. Clinical trials have not yet evaluated turmeric’s possible role as a treatment option for diabetes. However, integrative health care providers may recommend it as a complementary treatment option.
According to UMMC, turmeric tea can reduce levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or “bad”) cholesterol. Additionally, compounds in turmeric can prevent cholesterol from building plaque on artery walls. Because of turmeric’s mild antiplatelet activity, it may also theoretically prevent blood clots, a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke.