Turmeric (lat. Curcuma longa) is a perennial herb from the ginger family.
Thanks to its medicinal properties, turmeric is well known in folk medicine, but also in modern science.
One of the most important health benefits of turmeric tea is that it prevents breast cancer and prostate cancer, and if the disease already exists, turmeric kills cancerous cells and prevents their further growth.
Also, this plant reduces the risk of melanoma and childhood leukemia, and it has been proven to regenerate brain cells. Next, turmeric tea improves digestion, accelerates metabolism and thus contributes to weight loss. It has been proven that this tea naturally cleans the liver and blood vessels. Turmeric has antibacterial and antiseptic properties, so a poultice with turmeric tea can be used to disinfect wounds and burns. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric tea is a good remedy for rheumatism and arthritis, and in China it has been used since ancient times as an anti-depressant.
Recipes for preparing this tea
The basic ingredients for making turmeric tea are turmeric leaves, water, sweetener, crushed turmeric rhizome or turmeric powder, but many other ingredients can be added for better taste and aroma. You can choose cinnamon, cumin or ginger powder, and with the addition of milk, turmeric tea will be extremely creamy and delicious. Below are some of the most common recipes for making this tea.
Recipe 1. To make pure turmeric tea, first boil 3 cups of water with 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder and let it simmer until the water is reduced to two cups, then remove from the stove. Strain the tea and add honey as desired. It is best to drink this tea while it is warm.
Recipe 2. Another of the common and delicious recipes for turmeric tea includes some additional ingredients. You will need 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder, 1 pinch of cinnamon powder, 1 pinch of dried ginger powder, 1 pinch of cumin powder, 50-60g of coconut or palm sugar and 3 cups of water. Mix all the ingredients and boil them together until the amount of liquid is reduced to 2 cups, then strain the tea. This medicinal tea is especially good if you suffer from a cold, stuffy nose or chest tightness.
Recipe 3. To make the so-called special turmeric tea, you will need 2 cups of cow’s, almond, soy or coconut milk, 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder, 1 pinch of nutmeg powder, 1 pinch of cinnamon powder, 2 tablespoons of honey, 1 cup of water and 2 spoons of whipped cream or sour cream. First you need to mix milk and water and put it on the stove to boil. When the mixture boils, add turmeric powder, nutmeg and cinnamon powder. Simmer until the liquid is reduced to 2 cups, then remove the pan from the heat. Strain the tea and add honey if desired, and put cream or whipped cream on top. Drink this tea warm. This medicinal tea with a creamy taste of honey, cinnamon and nuts is an ideal drink that you can offer to your guests.