Lately medicine only reveals how risky are low intensity inflammation in the body. Not only are associated with arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease, but is suspected to have a role in the onset of diabetes, heart disease and even cancer. Tea made from two natural ingredient is excellent prevention.
Turmeric and ginger are botanical related, so it is no wonder they have some similar medicinal properties. Both of these plants have a long history of use in medicine, particularly China and India, where they are used for thousands of years. In the West, just starting to realize how much they have therapeutic potential of this plant, here understood as the mostly spices.
The active components of ginger are gingerly and active component of turmeric is curcumin. Both types of substances have powerful anti-inflammatory (anti-inflammatory) effects, as well as the analgesic effect (pain reliever) and in natural medicine often used against symptoms associated with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
The use of these spices can reduce joint pain and increase their mobility. Has also been shown to relieve the pain and inflammation with some of digestive disorders, such as ulcerative colitis.
Both of these plants can be found fresh and powdered. Here’s how to make tea (which, by the way, and very tasty :)) which contributes to the reduction of low intensity inflammation and pain associated with them.
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup freshly grated ginger root
- 1 cup freshly grated turmeric root (or powder)
- tablespoon of coconut oil (improves absorption of active ingredients)
- pinch of black pepper (turmeric enhances the operation of over 1000 times)
- ¼ lemon
In a small saucepan heat the water until boiling, add the ginger and turmeric, then simmer for 10-15 minutes. Strain, add the liquid honey to taste, a tablespoon of coconut oil and pepper, and squeeze in the lemon juice.
This tea is very easy to make, and it is very useful … Plus, great for cooler days!