The spice made from the rhizome or root of the Curcuma longa plant is called turmeric. Curcumin is the active ingredient in it and it has anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties.
There are several benefits of drinking turmeric tea and some of them are explained in more detail.
The first benefit is that it reduces arthritis symptoms because of the active ingredient in turmeric, the curcumin is an anti-inflammatory.
Curcumin also boosts immune function with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibacterial properties. It helps regulate immune cell function against cancer, acting as an immune modulator.
Curcumin has beneficial heart health properties. It acts as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. A 2012 study showed that if taking 4 g per day of curcumin 3 days before and 5 days after coronary artery bypass grafting surgery, it can reduce the risk of acute myocardial infarction or heart attack by 17 percent.
And what is more important, the curcumin has anti-cancer action. Curcumin as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, it lowers the risk of damaging cells in the body, reducing the risk of cell mutations and cancer. And it limits the growth of tumors and spread of cancerous cells by having anti-tumor properties.
Curcumin is also used in traditional medicines. It has been used as a treatment for many digestive conditions and it is found that it helps reduce the pain associated with IBS.
The chances of several neurodegenerative conditions may be reduced with curcumin. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory powers reduce the cellular damage, inflammation, and amyloid deposits or plaques that occur with these conditions.
Curcumin also protects against liver damage, gallstones and it protects the liver cells from damage from bile-associated chemicals.
Turmeric is also used for diabetes. The curcumin supplementation is shown to have anti-diabetes properties.
A medical review from 2017 showed that curcumin may help in the treatment of asthma, pulmonary and cystic fibrosis, lung cancer or injury, and chronic obstructive disease.
The turmeric tea is prepared from either pure turmeric powder or grated or ground, dried turmeric.
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