Ginger Turmeric – Anti-inflamaTea
Harmonious blend of Organic Turmeric and Ginger. The pleasant, mellow taste of curry complements the potent ginger flavour to create a warming, anti-inflammatory brew.
Turmeric root, Ginger Root & Lemon Peel
It is well known that the powerful active component of Turmeric is curcumin (from curcuminoids - a group of antioxidants that impart the characteristic golden colour). Studies show this compound is a natural anti-inflammatory with a strong antioxidant capacity. With chronic, low-level inflammation thought to play a part in almost every disease, the benefits of getting this important substance are many. Black pepper, more specifically its active constituent “piperine”, has been shown to enhance the bioavailability of curcumin by up to 2000%.
Whilst a lot of studies focus on curcumin extract, it is important not to throw the baby out with the bath water as the whole Turmeric root has many benefits:
Turmeric has been found to increase the expression of perforin - a protein that plays an important role in immune response. It was shown to be twice as effective as curcumin alone in initiating immune responses.
Not only does turmeric contain powerful antioxidants which neutralise damaging free radicals, it also increases the activity of the body's own antioxidant enzymes - directly blocking, then stimulating the body's own antioxidant mechanisms against free radicals.
Turmeric is linked to improved brain function, especially in the areas of memory and attention span - curcumin has been shown to boost levels of the brain hormone BDNF, which increases the growth of new neurons and fights various degenerative processes in the brain.
Curcumin improves the function of endothelium - the lining of the blood vessels. Endothelium dysfunction is a well known driver of heart disease.
Arthritis Pain Relief
Most cases of arthritis involve some kind of inflammation of the joints. Due to its powerful anti-inflammatory effects, turmeric has been found to improve various symptoms including pain.
Turmeric benefits don't stop there - its antibacterial properties can help to heal wounds and skin abrasions, it increases liver function and moderates insulin response. It is also especially rich in B vitamins, vitamin C and a wide spectrum of essential minerals.
When it comes to digestion Ginger reigns supreme as the go to spice for almost all digestive complaints. Ginger contains many natural enzymes that improve digestion and the absorption of nutrients. This is why it is frequently used as an aperitif since it stimulates the appetite whilst preparing the digestive system for the food that is to be eaten. It also helps in regulating high sugar levels that may disrupt digestion whilst soothing the stomach.
Ginger has been proven to reduce inflammation of the gastro-intestinal tract, with this kind of inflammation leading to all kinds of problems if left unchecked.
Ginger accelerates stomach emptying into the small intestines in healthy people, so it can help in the case of overeating or indigestion.
Finally, this super-spice contains pre-biotic fibres which feed the growth of good bacteria in the digestive tract.
There are many studies that promote Ginger as a remedy for nausea and vomiting. It is thought that the active compounds in Ginger promote the secretion of digestive enzymes that can neutralise stomach acid and bile and alleviate nausea symptoms. Ginger has been found to be effective against; morning sickness, motion sickness, stomach flu and tummy bugs. Furthermore, Ginger prevents over activation of the vagal nerve that triggers nausea and vomiting by inhibiting serotonin function in the digestive tract.
Healthy Weight Management
As a natural appetite suppressant, consuming Ginger is an excellent way to help shift stubborn pounds - especially around the belly. This warming spice can target the causes of the accumulation of belly fat - overeating, hormonal issues and lack of exercise due to low energy. Stress and hormonal changes can cause spikes in levels of blood cortisol which can in turn throw metabolism out of balance. Ginger can help to bring about hormonal balance and promote well-being, boosting physical and mental energy levels.
Ginger has also been found to promote thermogenesis (the way our bodies convert food into fuel), boosting metabolism and increasing feelings of satiety. According to the "International Journal of Obesity", consuming foods that have a thermogenic effect can increase energy expenditure, fat oxidisation and counteract the decreased metabolic rate that can occur during weight loss. Research backs this up, with a study finding that participants who consumed a hot ginger beverage with breakfast reported lower food intake, greater satiety and less hunger than the control group.
A staple ingredient in many detox and cleanse protocols, Ginger works its magic by stimulating digestion, circulation and perspiration. Containing over 25 antioxidant compounds, this zingy spice scavenges free radicals whilst stimulating antioxidant pathways.
Ginger combines really well with many other herbs and spices and is a wonderfully supportive and warming root, helping the body in its efforts to detox.
We enjoy our HealthTea best when brewed in a teapot or French press. 1-2 tsps. for every cup of boiling water, stir, then steep for 10 minutes or more.
But you are you, so experiment, find your flavour and drink to your health!
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