Health Benefits of Turmeric Tea – Herbs & Kettles

Health Benefits of Turmeric Tea

Turmeric has a multitude of health benefits whether it is consumed in food or as a herbal tea. Turmeric tea is part of our daily routine for healthy living. 

by Poorvi Chordia
Health Benefits of Turmeric Tea

Turmeric has a multitude of health benefits whether it is consumed in food or as a herbal tea. Turmeric tea is part of our daily routine for healthy living. 

Our turmeric tea is a golden elixir which is delicious as is, steeped in hot water or with dairy or plant based milk. Check out our turmeric tea collection, as there is something for everyone and will definitely give you a warm, cozy hug. We suggesting adding some honey to the turmeric tea to enhance it’s flavor. Our golden lattes are made with Lakadong turmeric that originates in Meghalaya and is perhaps the best in the world as its curcumin content is 3-5 times that of other turmeric. Its flavor profile is also very well rounded with amazing earthy notes that make it just wonderful.

Turmeric contains curcumin and curcuminoids that are the active compounds that have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-carcinogenic, anti-microbial properties. Turmeric improves joint, bone, heart and brain health and possibly even reduces risk of diabetes, auto-immune conditions and cancer. Therefore we definitely feel turmeric in your diet whether it is as turmeric tea or in another form is important. Having said that before we continue this conversation, let’s add a disclaimer that if you are on any medications including blood thinners, have any medical problems, pregnant or breast feeding or have any questions about turmeric, please consult your physician prior to consuming it. Studies say that upto 500 mg of bioactive curcumin taken twice a day is safe in healthy individuals.

More randomized trials need to be conducted but there are studies that show that turmeric is definitely helpful and we have cited them below:

Turmeric for Osteoarthritis: Turmeric and curcumin have been most studied in is osteoarthritis. The verdict is still out and a better, large, unbiased, randomized control study study is needed for a conclusion. As per Kristopher Paultre et al, article in BMJ Sports Exercise Medicine, it is postulated that turmeric reduces pain and inflammation in osteoarthritis as compared to placebo and possibly curcumin is as effective as Tylenol and NSAIDS in pain reduction.

Turmeric for Chronic Autoimmune Conditions : Turmeric might be beneficial in prevention and reduction of chronic autoimmune conditions. As per John J Bright in Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, curcumin regulates inflammatory cytokines and reduces multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease.

Turmeric in Metabolic Syndrome (Diabetes, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, Obesity) and Cardiovascular Diseases : It is thought turmeric reduces metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease as it has helps reduce blood glucose, blood pressure, weight and cholesterol levels. Zeinab Vafaeipour et al. In Journal of Integrated Medicine in 2022 cited that curcumin reduces diabetes by increasing insulin release, lowers cholesterol by enhancing fatty acid uptake, prevents weight gain by decreasing lipogenesis, and reduces blood pressure by increasing nitric oxide that dilates the blood vessels. Through its anti-inflammatory effects turmeric might help atherosclerosis and plaque formation so reduce risk for coronary artery diseases.

Turmeric in Cancer Chemotherapy: Krystyna Fabianowska-Majewska et al. published in the journal Nutrients that curcumin has a benefit in cancer. It has been shown to modulate epigenetic events that are dysregulated in cancer cells. Curcumin has the ability to also prevent cancer or enhance the effects of conventional chemotherapy.

Turmeric in Wound Healing: In India turmeric has been used for centuries to heal wounds and as an antimicrobial and so is applied topically on the wound. Dania Akbik et al. in Life Sciences mentions that the wound healing properties of turmeric include granulation tissue formation, collagen deposition, tissue remodeling and wound contraction.

Turmeric in Neuroprotection: There is a thought that curcumin offers neuroprotection through a few mechanisms. One citation by Francesco Di Meo et al. in Nutrients discusses how curcumin helps regulate gut dysbiosis and so improves brain health by acting on the “microbiota-gut-brain axis.” It is also mentioned by P Hemachandra Reddy et al. in Journal of Alzheimers Disease that turmeric prevents Amyloid Beta induced toxicity of the brain cells and therefore might prevent or reduce Alzheimer’s disease.

Definitely it seems turmeric with its wonderful health benefits might be an easy solution for prevention as well a early adjuvant therapy for a lot of our chronic medical conditions. However again we must be careful when using anything supplement for its health benefits and always taken consideration its side effects. Now that you have read all about the benefits of turmeric, why don’t you give some teas from our turmeric tea collection a try.