By Reece Carter – Naturopath
They’re cropping up everywhere, in cafes and in the blogosphere: turmeric lattes. But apart from being fun to drink something that looks like liquid sunshine, why are we all jumping on the turmeric bandwagon? Simple, it’s nature’s best anti-inflammatory!
You can check out 6 amazing benefits of turmeric here
In this little throwback to my first YouTube video ever, I show how to combine turmeric with its cousin ginger, another great anti-inflammatory. Both of these herbal medicines have been shown to block something we call the COX-2 pathway, just like their pharmaceutical counterparts – but without the side effects!
You will need:
- Fresh Turmeric
- Fresh Ginger
- Black Pepper
- Cardamon pods
- Cinnamon stick
The active part of turmeric is called curcumin, and acts directly on the gut linings to help relieve IBS and leaky gut. Add a little black pepper to help push the curcumin in to the blood stream, and we see it exert its actions throughout the body – it’s especially good for joint pain!
In my anti-inflammitea, I added a few of my other favourites to improve digestion, plus some black tea for a natural zing. The end result? Your delicious daily health tonic for overall wellbeing.
You can find plenty of Reece’s other #herbnerd recipes over at his YouTube channel – and keep yourself healthy, naturally!
- How to grow a stress-busting garden anywhere! - February 23, 2016
- Homemade Ginger Pastilles: Your Feel-Good Christmas Remedy - December 21, 2015
- How to Make A Turmeric Chai Latte - October 13, 2015
- Home Health Hack: Aloe Under Eye Gel - September 15, 2015
- Teas as Tonics: Bettering Your Health with Herbs - October 16, 2014