Did you know that turmeric is actually a relative of ginger? So our Turmeric Ginger Cinnamon flavor is basically a family reunion.
Turmeric is a plant that grows 5 to 6 feet high in the tropical regions of Southern Asia, with trumpet-shaped, dull yellow flowers. It is finely ground to become the spice that gives curry its vibrant yellow color and has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb.
WHAT DO SCIENCE AND HISTORY SAY?
- It may be one of the most effective natural nutritional supplements in existence, with 6,235 peer-reviewed studies published that demonstrate the benefits of turmeric, and one of its renowned healing compounds, curcumin.
- It is used for arthritis, heartburn (dyspepsia), joint pain, stomach pain, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, bypass surgery, hemorrhage, diarrhea, intestinal gas, stomach bloating, loss of appetite, jaundice, liver problems, Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection, stomach ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gallbladder disorders, high cholesterol, a skin condition called lichen planus, skin inflammation from radiation treatment, and fatigue.
- It contains compounds called curcuminoids, the most important of which is curcumin. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.
- Inflammation is an important response in the body, responsible for fighting foreign bodies and repairing damage. But long-term, chronic inflammation is a different story, and thought to be at the root of many long-term illnesses. Turmeric targets inflammation at many steps in the inflammatory pathway.
- It boosts the immune system.
- A study in 60 depressed patients showed that curcumin was as effective as prozac in alleviating the symptoms of depression.
If you feel any of the above, or just want an invigorating start to your day, try some of our Turmeric Tonic recipes.
BEFORE YOU GET TOO CARRIED AWAY: ALWAYS DISSOLVE YOUR CRUSHES IN A LITTLE BIT OF WATER FIRST!!!
1 turmeric, ginger and cinnamon crush into 1/2 cup of hot water
1 half cup of warmed up almond milk
1 pinch of black pepper
Lemony & Spicy:
1 turmeric, ginger and cinnamon crush
2 squeezes of lemon
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 cup water, or hot almond milk
1 immunity booster crush
1 cup of orange juice
1 pinch cayenne pepper
Turmeric crush in a peach seltzer
Turmeric crush with cardamom