Turmeric Water Benefits And Method Of Preparation
By Chisom Ibemere
Turmeric also called Curcuma longa is a flowering plant in the ginger family. It has been used as a herbal spice for thousands of years to prepare tea from the plants underground root.
Turmeric water is a beverage made by combining water with turmeric and other ingredients which is then consumed for its potential health benefits.
Turmeric contains curcumin, a compound known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Consuming turmeric water may help reduce inflammation in the body. It is also a potent antioxidant, which means it can help protect the body against damage caused by free radicals.
Turmeric water has immune-boosting qualities. It support a healthy immune system, protecting against infections and diseases. It aid digestion and promote the production of bile, which helps in the breakdown of fats.
Turmeric water may help reduce the risk of heart disease by improving cholesterol levels, reducing inflammation, and preventing blood clot formation. Consuming turmeric water may help in weight management as curcumin may contain have potential anti-obesity effects.
Turmeric water may help regulate blood sugar levels by improving insulin resistance and reducing inflammation. It is rich in antioxidant that can helpt to improve skin health, reducing aging and promoting a healthy, radiant complexion.
To prepare Tumeric tea or water:
1. Boil four cups of water.
2. Add one teaspoon of ground turmeric to the boiling water.
3. Reduce heat and let the mixture simmer for about 10 minutes.
4. Strain the mixture to remove any solid particles.
5. You can add a sweetener like honey or a squeeze of lemon juice for flavor, if desired.
6. Allow it to cool and store it in a glass container.
7. You can consume turmeric water warm or refrigerate it and drink it cold.
It is worthy of note that individual results may vary, and turmeric water should not be used in place of medical advice or treatment. Consult a healthcare professional before incorporating turmeric water into your routine.