Curcumin, found the spice turmeric, has many health benefits.
- Boosts immune system
- Lowers cholesterol
- Helps with IBS
- Protects against diabetes
- Helps lower cholesterol
- Studies show it to be a potent cancer fighter.
In studies, according to researchers from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, curcumin blocks a key biological pathway needed for development of melanoma and other cancers.
In the fight against cancer Curcumin shows promise in:
- Inhibiting the proliferation of tumor cells
- Inhibiting the transformation of cells from normal to tumor
- Helping your body destroy mutated cancer cells so they cannot spread throughout the body
- Enhancing liver function
- Inhibiting the synthesis of a protein thought to be instrumental in tumor formation
- Preventing the development of additional blood supply necessary for cancer to grow
To Make Your Own Turmeric Tea
Makes 4 cups
- Bring four cups of water to a boil.
- Add 2 Tbs of ground turmeric
- Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Cool, strain if desired
- Store in mason jar in fridge.
- Shake jar before each use
Drink Warm or Add Ice.
Here are some ways I enjoy my turmeric tea
- I typically add 2oz of turmeric tea to 16oz of water
- You can strain the tea through a fine sieve into a cup if you prefer (though I tend to just drink the spice entirely)
- Add honey or stevia and/or lemon to taste
- Drink up to 2x a day
Tip: To get the full benefits from curcumin, you will want to look for a turmeric extract with at least 95% curcuminoids that contains only 100% certified organic ingredients.
Tip: Be careful when working with turmeric as it can stain surfaces.