Turmeric has long been touted as one of the most incredible spices and plants in the world, and its health benefits have been confirmed by more than 8000 studies. These studies have shown that the golden spice can help with the treatment of anxiety, depression, inflammation and high blood pressure as well, while also detoxifying the liver and body and supporting the immune system.
This is why everyone should have turmeric close at hand. The spice is pretty affordable and easy to find, and is easy to add in your daily diet. In the past, people used turmeric in curry, broths, soups and stews, but the good news is that it can be added to almost any meal including your morning smoothie. It has a neutral taste, so why not give it a try?
Once you learn about the powerful of the spice, you’ll definitely want to use it more often. Turmeric tea is simple to prepare and tasty, and can be incorporated into your diet easily. Add some coconut milk in it, and you will improve its taste and the benefits it offers. This age-old elixir will warm you up and improve your circulation before going to bed, while also relaxing your central nervous system and helping you fall asleep easier. Drink the elixir every night before going to bed, and you will feel much better soon.
Here’s how to prepare it:
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons turmeric powder
- 2 teaspoons ginger powder
- 4 cups coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 12 peppercorns
Mix all the ingredients sans the coconut oil in a saucepan, then simmer the mixture on low heat. Once it starts boiling and bubbling, leave it for 4-5 minutes and turn off the heat. Now, let the mixture cool down for 5, then strain it through a cheesecloth or gauze and add the coconut oil in while stirring. Add some honey or maple syrup to make it sweeter and enjoy.
Here’s how the ingredients improve your overall health:
Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent that can improve your brain and joint health.
Coconut milk and oil
Both natural products are incredible healthy and can give your immune system and overall health a nice boost.
When used in small doses, nutmeg can be a great relaxant.
Black pepper can boost the absorption of turmeric and contains essential nutrients including iron, vitamin K and manganese that can relieve digestive problems.