Benefits of My DIY Turmeric Tea

Benefits of My DIY Turmeric Tea

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Isn't it wonderful discovering things you already have in your kitchen cupboard, can be combined to give you amazing health benefits? Like my DIY Turmeric Tea for example. Who knew five ingredients, could do so much for my health and taste so good!

PLEASE NOTE: I am not a doctor or a dietitian.  The information I provide is based on my personal experience.  Any recommendations I may make within this post should be discussed between you and your doctor before you commence any changes to your diet. The information you receive below does not take the place of professional medical advice.

I’m overwhelmed with the requests I received for information on the benefits of my DIY turmeric tea. Not only because it confirms you actually watched My First Video. But, the fact that you’re interested to know more, makes everything I’m doing feel worth while.  So, thank you.x 

And because I’ve now got ‘video fever’, what better way to demonstrate how I make my DIY turmeric tea than filming the actual process. Lets get in the kitchen!

But that’s not all. After you watch the video, check out the health benefits of each ingredient below. Discover how simple ingredients found in your cupboards can be the magic potion for many of your health complaints. 

Benefits of My DIY Turmeric Tea

Tumeric

Curcumin is the yellow pigment that gives Turmeric its yellow-orange colour. Curcumin has neoro-protective properties that may enhance mood and possibly help with depression.

OTHER BENEFITS:

  • Anti-inflammatory 
  • Stimulates the body’s antioxidant defences
  • Protects your joints 
  • Supports your digestion

 

Side-effects of consuming turmeric are rare, but when taken in large amounts can include:

  • upset stomach, including diarrhoea
  • yellow stools
  • headache
  • rash
Ginger

Research suggests that the active compounds in ginger – called gingerols  have antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic properties.

OTHER BENEFITS:

  • Speeds up the time it takes our body to process food
  • Reduces pain and disability
  • Relieves nausea 
  • Supports your digestion

 

Side effects of consuming too much ginger can include: 

  • heartburn
  • indigestion
  • diarrhoea
  • burning or painful mouth
Cinnamon

The plant chemicals in cinnamon act as antioxidants, which help protect damage to cells from free radicals.

OTHER BENEFITS:

  • Powerful anti-inflammatory 
  • Inhibits the growth of potentially harmful bacteria
  • Lowers cholesterol levels

Possible side-effects of too much cinnamon can include:

  • liver damage (if cassia cinnamon is consumed in excess and for long periods)
  • mouth sores
  • low blood sugar
  • irritation of the throat
Ground Black Pepper

Black pepper helps your body absorb curcumin. It contains a compound called piperine, which breaks down curcumin, allowing your body to take the highly-beneficial nutrients from it.

OTHER BENEFITS:

  • Detoxifies your body
  • Aids in weight loss
  • Prevents constipation
  • Aids digestion

Possible side-effects of too much black pepper can include:

  • Stomach burn when taken in large quantities
  • May cause death if large amounts enter the lungs
  • Can react with medicines
  • May cause some irritation to pregnant women, and may cause some allergies to breast feeding mothers
Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is high in certain saturated fats and MCT’s.  Fatty acids in coconut oil helps your body to burn fat and provide energy quickly to your body and brain.

OTHER BENEFITS:

  • Can boost heart health
  • Reduces appetite
  • Increases fat burning 
  • Can protect hair, skin and nails

Side effects of coconut oil are rare. However possible side-effects of consuming too much can include:

  • Elevated Cholesterol Levels
  • Allergies
  • Mild Diarrhoea 

Are you ready to give my recipe a try?

I’m convinced having a cup of my turmeric tea each night, during my 30 Day Vitality Challenge, played a big part in having normal blood pressure for the first time in my life.

Benefits of My DIY Turmeric Tea
Let me know how you get on in the comments below.
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8 Comments

  • Polly Mattia

    Hey,
    I am going to try the tea…. the only thing I would say though it that tumeric is a very powerful anticoagulant and you are taking quite a high dose… you may find that cuts bleed for longer, and if you go for any surgery make sure to stop drinking the tea a while before hand and perhaps mention it to your consultant…
    Polly

    • Chantelle - I Am Brazen Spirit

      Hi Polly, glad to hear you will give it a try. Thanks for the heads up regarding other side effects. May have to do a ‘proper’ teaspoon instead of heaped . Lol

      Chantelle ❤

  • Marie Thomas

    Enjoyed video.
    It supports what I drink before bed most night. It helps me with a good 8-9 hours sleep. Too much energy sometimes, keeps the brain in order, most times!!!

    • Chantelle - I Am Brazen Spirit

      Hi Marie, I know right! It is so soothing just before bed. I find myself looking at the clock in the evening, anticipating ‘tea time’.
      Glad to know you are already getting enduring your body gets the best possible rest each night.
      Take care.
      Chantelle. X

  • Hi Patricia of Fulham In The House 🏠

    Hi Brazen 🖐🏾.

    I most certainly enjoyed the video 📹. All my favourite 😀 ingredients in a cup 🍵 . I will be certainly trying out this recipe. This should certainly kick start me off for the day or end of the day relaxation. Also looking at the plus ➕ and ➖ helps 👍🏽.

    I might even go a step further and add the exact same ingredients in a rice dish. If its good enough drinking why not a step further. All good 👍🏽healthy stuff.

    Thank you so much Brazen. You are definitely lifting my Spirit up.

    Looking forward 👌🏾to see what’s 😀 coming next. 1👏🏾👏🏾

    • Chantelle - I Am Brazen Spirit

      Hi Patricia,
      Thanks for your comments. Great idea about using the ingredients in a rice dish. Would surely beat plain water – and you get all the benifits of each component. So privileged to be a part of your own Brazen journey.x

      Chantelle

  • Chioma

    Hi Chantelle,

    Not been a lover of herbal tea in the past, but now enjoy my herbal teas.

    Your recipe looks very interesting and I hope to give it a try.

    Thanks for including information on benefits and possible side effects.

    Chioma.

    • Chantelle - I Am Brazen Spirit

      Hi Chioma, Thanks for your comment. I too was not a lover of herbal tea – but now I love it! Let me know what you think when you give it a try. As I’m not medically qualified – (only sharing what I’m doing), I think it is very important to include any side effects, as we are all so different. I hope you come back and visit me soon. Or feel free to subscribe to my newsletter to get blog posts directly to your inbox. Take care.
      Chantelle. x

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