Turmeric Tea contains Curcumin which inhibits Cancer Cells and Arthritic inflammation
Turmeric, sometimes called Indian saffron or the golden spice, is a tall plant that grows in Asia and Central America. The turmeric that we see on shelves and in spice cabinets is made of the ground roots of the plant. Such principles are consistent with Foodie Body “First Principles” food of going to plant based sources to fight inflammation and inhibit the growth of certain cancer cells.
The Arthritis Foundation cites several studies in which turmeric has reduced inflammation.
Turmeric can pull harmful lipids out of your arteries and veins as an antioxidant compound. The process of Lipid peroxidation is the chain of reactions of oxidative degradation of lipids. It is the process which free radicals “steal” electrons from the lipids in the cell membranes and produce oxidized free radicals which promote various levels of damage to your body. The effects of Lipid Peroxidation are such things as age spots, liver spots, lipofuscin, heart disease and cancers. Antioxidants such as Turmeric which contains curcumin remove and scavenge free radicals interrupting the chain reaction of Lipid Peroxidation.
Turmeric has been getting attention recently because of its antioxidant abilities. The antioxidant effect of turmeric appears to be so powerful that it may stop your liver from being damaged by toxins. This could be good news for people who take strong drugs for diabetes or other health conditions that might hurt their liver with long-term use.
Serves: 2 cups per tsp of Turmeric
Brew Steep Time: 5 minutes
Curcuma Longa 0.0680
May be purchased at any grocery store
Prep Time: 5 min
Vitamin A 9%
Vitamin C 12%
- Turmeric shaved root
- Hot Distilled water for Tea
Step 1 – Fill your container with water
Shave the Turmeric Root into hot water
Step 2- Drink and Enjoy
Steep or brew for 3-5 minutes
Intravenous application of 25 mg/kg bw curcumin to rats resulted in an increase in bile flow by 80 and 120% . In the rat model of inflammation, curcumin was shown to inhibit edema formation. In nude mouse that had been injected subcutaneously with prostate cancer cells, administration of curcumin caused a marked decrease in the extent of cell proliferation, a significant increase of apoptosis and micro-vessel density. Curcumin may exert choleretic effects by increasing biliary excretion of bile salts, cholesterol, and bilirubin, as well as increasing bile solubility.
Curcumin is a phytopolylphenol pigment isolated from the plant Curcuma longa, commonly known as turmeric, with a variety of pharmacologic properties. Curcumin blocks the formation of reactive-oxygen species, possesses anti-inflammatory properties as a result of inhibition of cyclooxygenases (COX) and other enzymes involved in inflammation; and disrupts cell signal transduction by various mechanisms including inhibition of protein kinase C. These effects may play a role in the agent’s observed antineoplastic properties, which include inhibition of tumor cell proliferation and suppression of chemically induced carcinogenesis and tumor growth in animal models of cancer.