Dr. Andrew Weil recently conducted a research on the effects of turmeric and its active ingredient curcumin, and these are the promising findings:
“Curcumin seems to delay liver damage that can eventually lead to cirrhosis, according to preliminary experimental research at the Medical University Graz in Austria.
At least one new study suggests curcumin’s value for arthritis treatment. Since arthritis is so common and the results so interesting, it’s worth a closer look.
Researchers from the University of South Dakota have found that pretreatment with curcumin makes cancer cells more vulnerable to chemo and radiotherapy.
Rodent studies at the University of Texas indicate that curcumin inhibits the growth of a skin cancer, melanoma and also slows the spread of breast cancer into the lungs.
Kansas State University research found that adding certain spices, including turmeric, can reduce the levels of heterocyclic amines — carcinogenic compounds that are formed when meats are barbecued, boiled or fried — by up to 40 percent.
Epidemiologists have hypothesized that the turmeric that is part of daily curries eaten in India may help explain the low rate of Alzheimer’s disease in that country. Among people aged 70 to 79, the rate is less than one-quarter that of the United States. “
Hence, these are quite a lot of reasons to try the turmeric tea right away, aren’t they?
Turmeric Tea Recipe
-1 cup Coconut Milk (or almond)
-½ tspn Cinnamon
-½ tspn Turmeric
-1/8 tspn Nutmeg
-Dash of Cayenne Pepper
-Raw honey to taste
Put coconut milk, spices and honey in a sauce pan heat up slowly on low heat. If you put it on high heat the coconut milk will get too thick. Enjoy.