Make a Cinnamon Turmeric Tea to Help Reduce Inflammation Naturally
In case you are not a fan of tea, you will most likely become one after learning about the many health benefits, particularly when combined with turmeric and cinnamon in order to treat inflammation.
As a matter of fact, you should know that these 2 ingredients and green tea are a nutrition powerhouse, plus the tea is tasty.
Read on to find out more about the many health benefits of every single ingredient and then you will find out how to make the tea at your home.
Health Benefits of These Powerful Ingredients
Health Benefits of Turmeric
You should know that this ingredient has been used for more than 4,000 years as a treatment for different health problems. According to studies, turmeric might help combat infection, treat digestive issues and lower inflammation. (source)
Here’re the main health benefits of turmeric:
- Helps digestion
- Lowers inflammation
- Helps ease arthritis signs
- Boosts the health of the heart and brain
Health Benefits of Green Tea
Green tea has potent health benefits thanks to its high concentration of a powerful antioxidant known by the name polyphenols. This antioxidant helps neutralize cell-damaging molecules, i.e. free radicals and combats chronic diseases. (source)
Health benefits of green tea are the following:
- Improves cognitive functioning
- Helps stabilize blood glucose levels
- Lowers inflammation
- Lowers inflammation in the gut which can lead to conditions like Chron’s and IBS
- Boosts weight loss
- Raises good cholesterol and lowers bad cholesterol
- Improves the health of the liver
- Lowers the risk of having heart disease
You should know that there are only a couple of the many benefits of this tea backed by science.
But you are not sure whether you should consume this tea? Read on and learn about the health benefits of cinnamon and maybe you will make up your mind.
Health Benefits of Cinnamon
According to researchers, out of 26 of the most famous spices and herbs in the world, cinnamons takes the first place thanks to its antioxidant levels and medicinal benefits. (source)
Health benefits of cinnamon are the following:
- Boosts your immunity
- Good source of calcium and manganese
- Natural anti-microbial and anti-fungal agent
- Good source of antioxidants
- Helps combat allergies
- Has anti-inflammatory properties
- Protects the function of the brain
- Improves the health of the heart
- Good for your blood glucose levels
Now that you are aware of these potent ingredients and their health benefits, all you need to learn is how to make this tea at home.
How to Prepare Turmeric Cinnamon Iced Tea
- Lemon slices (optional)
- Cinnamon – ¼ teaspoon
- Honey, or stevia, or any kind of sweetener you prefer – 1 teaspoon
- From 1 to 2 tablespoons of green or black loose-leaf tea (or you can use a tea bag)
- Turmeric – 1/8 teaspoon
How to Prepare This Tea
To a French press add the sweetener of your choice, tea, turmeric, and cinnamon.
Or in case you decide to use a tea bag, you need to heat one cup of water and add the tea bag in the water. Let it steep for a couple of minutes, and then you need to stir in the other ingredients.
To around the halfway point of the press add hot water and let it steep from 3 to 5 minutes, stir once and press. Leave the mixture to cool off and then just put ice cubes in your cup. Once the tea is at room temperature, put it in your favorite mug and drink it up.
If you like feel free to add lemon slices in it. Drink up and enjoy the many health benefits.
“This recipe is a traditional Grandmother's-Remedy that has been used for hundreds of years. Although there is no scientific evidence to support these claims, our Grandmothers swear by it.”
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