WHY YOU SHOULD ADD TURMERIC TO YOUR DIET
Turmeric is somewhat of a health buzzword at the moment, so we’ve enlisted the help of our Naturopath Emma once again, to give us some insight into what makes this herb such an important ingredient in our latest range of teas, and what it can do for you.
“Turmeric is a perennial herb, yielding a rhizome that produces a yellow powder known as turmeric. Curcumin is the component of turmeric that gives it that rich mustard colour, which initially led to the herb being utilised first as a dye, and then as a condiment in cooking. Over time, its colour became less of a focus, as its extensive health benefits began to be discovered. All forms of medicine have applied the therapeutic benefits of turmeric to their individual culture, and have used it to treat a huge range of varied and specific conditions. In Chinese medicine, it is used in the treatment of inflammatory and digestive disorders, and to promote the flow of Chi, while Ayurvedic medicine uses it to treat arthritis, skin conditions and colic, just to name a few.
Over time, research has discovered additional therapeutic benefits of turmeric, and this wonder herb continues to reveal it’s many health advantages. Natural medicine has embraced this herb in the treatment of cardio-vascular disorders and gastrointestinal disorders, and for its antimicrobial properties and powerful antioxidant levels. Antioxidants exert free-radical scavenging activity, which helps to protect cells. Turmeric’s antioxidant effects have been marvelled at, as they are much more potent than ascorbic acid (vitamin C). This means that you don’t need to consume a huge amount of this herb, but rather just bring it into your diet and consume a small amount regularly.
We source our certified organic turmeric, in both cut and powdered form, from a growing cooperative in Sumatra, and have combined our turmeric blends with an organic black pepper. This increases the bioavailability and absorption of turmeric, which allows your body to receive the most nutritional benefit. Turmeric is also a fat soluble, so for optimum absorption, you may like to consume our blends with a milk of your choice. Happy tea drinking.”
BLENDS BASED ON TURMERIC
Our turmeric blends can help to reduce inflammation, improve circulation, lower blood pressure, support healthy digestion and can offer powerful antioxidant properties. We currently have 3 blends that feature turmeric and they offer 3 very different tea drinking experiences.
- Turmeric Tea is a great tea option, as it has a naturally stimulating quality, with sweet hints of honey bush, ginger and vanilla, and is best consumed without milk.
- Golden Spice is the perfect blend for making a Golden Latte. As it’s a can be a strong turmeric mix, you may like to consume this tea with a milk of your choice, which can help to improve absorption and therapeutic benefits.
- Honey Spiced Chai is a balanced blend of freshly ground spices and single origin black tea, which is infused with Australian bush honey, and is our blend of choice for a delicious chai latte.