18 Apr Herbal Spotlight: Turmeric
Turmeric has been used in Asia for thousands of years and is a major part of Ayurveda, Siddha medicine, Unani, and traditional Chinese medicine. It is an essential herb in Indian ayurvedic medicine. It is a powerful cleansing herb for the whole body.
Turmeric is a flowering plant, Curcuma longa in the ginger family. Often mistakenly called a root, it is considered a bulbous rhizome, which is the subterranean stem of the plant that sends out it’s roots and shoots from its nodes. Its active constituent is known as curcumin, which has a wide range of therapeutic effects, including being an anti-inflammatory compound, is a powerful antioxidant, supports heart health, improves digestion, and aides in detoxification. This herb is featured in several of our favorite tisane blends.
Our Top Tisanes with Turmeric
- Heart Herbal Tea utilizes Turmeric’s powerful anti-inflammatory properties and one of its active ingredients, curcumin, helps to improve the function of the endothelium or the lining of the inside of the heart and blood vessels.
- Digest Herbal Tea contains Turmeric which helps to reduce inflammation and improve the function of the digestive system.
- Allergy Herbal Tea has Turmeric, which helps to reduce the swelling and irritation caused by allergic rhinitis.