Thanks to Meghan Telpner for this fab list of reasons why Turmeric is so great! She recommends adding it to a spice tea!
Turmeric tea is a serious drink, not for the faint of heart. It might just cure every last ache, pain, and whoa-is-me in your life (this might be an exaggeration a little but let me have it).
Why turmeric? How about these 15 reasons:
1— Natural antiseptic and antibacterial properties to keep the infection away from cuts and burns.
2— Natural liver detoxifier- is it possible that if we believe liver to be the seat of anger then turmeric can help release that anger? Hmmmm.
3— May prevent and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by removing amyloyd plaque buildup in the brain.
4— Majorly powerful anti-inflammatory that works as well as many anti-inflammatory drugs but without the side effects.
5— Has shown promise in slowing the progression of multiple sclerosis in mice.
6— Natural pain killer. Yay more of this!
7—Helps manage weight, and aid in fat metabolism
8—A staple in Chinese medicine for helping lift mood in cases of depression
9— Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, it is a natural treatment for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
10— Studies have shown that turmeric can boost the effects of the chemo drug paclitaxel and reduces its side effects.
11— Accelerates wound healing and repairing of damaged skin
12— Can help internally and topically with psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions.
13— Wowzers, does it help soothe upset stomach
14— Helps to facilitate protein digestion
15— A natural preventative against flu viruses.