Monday, January 18, 2010
Raw - Vegan
Ginger Root and Turmeric Tea
This is a really great tasting tea, great for any digestive problems, and it also has many anti-inflamitory properties. I made it for my boyfriend, whos arm seems to be bothering him, hoping that it will fix the problems :) After researching, I found that both ginger root and turmeric have amazing health benefits....
Turmeric is a great antioxidant, which protects the liver, and the digestive track. Studies have indicated that it protects against breast, prostate, and colon cancers. It may also prevent the oxidation of cholestrol in your body (It is oxidized cholesterol that damages blood vessels and builds up in the plaque that can lead to heart attack or stroke) And furthermore, it helps with those who have any lung disorders, as it helps to protect against lung diseases.
Ginger root is great for digestive problems as well as diarrhea. It has anti-cancer properties, and studies have shown that it can get rid of ovarian cancerous cells through apoptosis (pretty much cell suicide) And, finally, the reason why I chose to use ginger, is that is has amazing anti-inflamitory properties :)
2 cups water
1/2 tablespoon turmeric
an inch or so of ginger root chopped up finely
Boil water, and poor over turmeric and ginger root. (use a ball if you have one to put the ingredients into, to steep it)