Turmeric has a peppery, warm and bitter flavor and a mild fragrance slightly reminiscent of orange and ginger, and while it is best known as one of the ingredients used to make curry, it also gives ballpark mustard its bright yellow color.
Turmeric comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant and has a tough brown skin and a deep orange flesh. Turmeric has long been used as a powerful anti-inflammatory in both theChinese and Indian systems of medicine.
Turmeric was traditionally called “Indian saffron” because of its deep yellow-orange color and has been used throughout history as a condiment, healing remedy and textile dye.
Turmeric and turmeric water have potent anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory properties.
If you add turmeric to some lemon water, which provides various health benefits, you will boost the properties and make it an incredibly healthy drink.
The active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, acts as a potent antioxidant, has strong anti-inflammatory properties, and provides numerous health advantages.
This is how to prepare it:
Warm Turmeric Water with Lemon
- 1/2 lemon
- 1/2 a teaspoon of turmeric
- Warm water
- Organic honey(optional)
You should squeeze the lemon into a glass, and add the warm water and turmeric, and mix them well. If preferred, you can add some honey in order to sweeten it. Stir again well, as the turmeric can fall down on the bottom of the glass.
Health effects of Warm Turmeric Water
Keeps diabetes under control
Turmeric effectively reduces the insulin resistance and prevents type 2 diabetes. However, before using turmeric, make sure you consult your doctor, as the use of some strong medications combined with turmeric may lead to low blood sugar or hypoglycemia.
Anti-Inflammatory and Antioxidant Properties
Chronic inflammation seriously damages the body tissues. The active component of turmeric, curcumin, has potent anti-inflammatory properties and is as effective as many commercial anti-inflammatory drugs.
Turmeric, due to its strong antioxidant properties, efficiently removes the harmful free radicals which damage the cells in the body. The regular use of turmeric in the case of rheumatoid arthritis provides significant relief of the pain in the joints and soothes the joint inflammation.
Prevents Heart Disease
Numerous studies have shown that curcumin prevents the accumulation of plaque which clogs the arteries, and causes serious health issues, including strokes and heart attacks.
In a study which involved 121 participants who needed coronary artery bypass surgery, it was shown that the daily intake of 4 grams of turmeric lowered the risk of heart attack by 65%.
This amazing spice prevents proliferation or the survival of almost all sorts of tumor cells, and its use is highly beneficial in the case of cancer.