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What Is Turmeric?

Turmeric is a spice with excellent health benefits. It has been used for centuries in traditional medicine as a medicinal herb, and recent studies have shown that it can effectively treat a wide range of conditions.

Turmeric is high in antioxidants, which can help to protect your body from damage caused by free radicals. It also has potent anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to reduce pain and swelling.

Turmeric is generally safe to consume, but it can cause side effects in some people. These side effects are usually mild and include stomach upset, diarrhea, and nausea. If you experience any severe side effects, stop taking turmeric and speak to your doctor.

Health Benefits Of Turmeric

Turmeric contains curcumin, which is a great supplement for providing hay fever relief, lowering cholesterol, and more. Turmeric has also been found through clinical studies to improve brain function, support your immune system, and regulate blood pressure.

Learn more about the potential health benefits of turmeric by exploring the drop-downs below!

Turmeric tea is rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants can help neutralize free radicals in the body. Free radicals are molecular species that can exist inside our cells' nuclei.

Free radicals are known to attack macromolecules and can cause severe cellular damage. The antioxidants in turmeric tea help prevent our bodies from producing free radicals and minimize the damage they may cause.

High levels of oxidative stress cause high cholesterol. Oxidative stress occurs when your body is overrun with free radicals and cannot break them down. The antioxidants in turmeric tea reduce your oxidative stress and positively impacts your cholesterol by lowering your LDL (bad cholesterol). Lowering cholesterol protects your heart and brain health no matter your age!

Turmeric contains curcumin, a compound that decreases inflammation in the body. Inflammation is the source of several dangerous diseases. Inflammation can also exacerbate weight gain and cause discomfort. Curcumin will help fight inflammation and may decrease your risk of disease.

Arthritis is another disease that is exacerbated by inflammation. Turmeric reduces this inflammation and can relieve some of the painful symptoms of arthritis. It can also decrease swelling and may even help with osteoarthritis pain.

Curcumin can also be effective at helping you fight cancer. Some researchers hypothesize that turmeric can reduce a cancer patient's risk of metastasis. Metastasis is how cancer cells spread from one part of the body to another. Cancer patients that drink turmeric tea might prevent cancerous cells from spreading and help keep cancer under control. It should be noted that turmeric and curcumin supplements and teas are not an alternative to cancer treatment.

Inflammation and oxidation can also cause heart disease. Because turmeric tea is an excellent source of antioxidants, it reduces the prevalence of both inflammation and oxidation, making your heart stay healthier.

Turmeric Tea may also help prevent dangerous brain diseases. Some research has demonstrated that the compound Curcumin can help reduce the synaptic marker loss and the build-up of amyloids linked to the development of Alzheimer's disease. Curcumin is also beneficial in warding off strokes.

Turmeric can help lower blood sugar and has even been known to reverse insulin resistance in some. Curcumin can keep blood sugar levels in balance. Some people have even considered using turmeric to treat diabetes.

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Side Effects Of Turmeric

Turmeric tea is packed with health benefits! Turmeric doesn't have any serious side effects and has been found to be safe in doses of 8 grams a day. Though it should be noted that in rare cases, some individuals experienced mild side effects such as an upset stomach.

Can I Take Turmeric Every Day?

Yes! Researchers have found that anyone can take up to 8 grams of turmeric daily without negative side effects. If in the very rare chance you experience side effects, stop and contact your doctor.

Drinking Turmeric Tea - Flavor

Turmeric has a strong, earthy taste that some people find unpalatable. If you don't like the taste of turmeric, you can add it to food that has strong flavors, such as curries or stews.

You can also shop for teas with turmeric, that have ingredients that offset the flavor (and make it taste great!)

Drinking turmeric tea is worth overcoming the flavor (if you're not a fan). The health benefits of turmeric make this herb extremely popular, and is included in several (rather delicious) blends including Turmeric Ginger Mate, Lemon Turmeric, and more!

How Much Caffeine is in Turmeric Tea?

Turmeric is free of caffeine. However, turmeric is often sold in herbal blends, which may contain other caffeinated ingredients.

How Do You Make Turmeric Tea?

Turmeric tea in loose-leaf form is simple to brew. If you have one of our infusers or our natural paper tea bags, all you need to do is portion one teaspoon of turmeric tea and steep in hot water for approximately 5-7 minutes.

Be sure to consider the base of your turmeric tea when steeping. If it's an herbal tea, you can steep it longer than a black tea, which grows bitter if steeped for too long. Lastly, many turmeric teas are great with raw honey!

Where Can I Buy Turmeric Tea?

We offer turmeric in several of our teas. This is a fantastic alternative to straight turmeric supplements or curcumin supplements. The benefit of turmeric teas over turmeric supplements includes the health benefits of other infused ingredients, which can further promote overall health.

Health Benefits Of Turmeric & Ginger?

Ginger is known to reduce inflammation, improve your respiratory system, lower bad cholesterol, and is excellent for your heart and blood health! Teas with ground turmeric and fresh Ginger have a robust flavor and are often wellness-focused. Full Leaf Tea Co. offers three teas with Turmeric and Ginger, including Turmeric Ginger Mate, Heartburn Relief, and Hangover relief.