Turmeric and ginger have been used for centuries both as cooking spices and natural remedies. For the latter use, these herbs are usually used for treating gastrointestinal issues, inflammatory conditions and several other illnesses.
Ginger is claimed to have very strong anti-inflammatory properties which are doing very well when it comes to dealing with muscle and arthritic pain. It contains very powerful anti-inflammatory substances which are called gingerols
There are many researches done in order to test these substances and they showed positive results in treating rheumatic diseases such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
The patient that participated in the research stated that there is a gradual reduction of their pain and swelling and an increase of agility and movement, since they started using ginger on regular basis.
The above mentioned anti-inflammatory properties that ginger has at the same time promote digestion and relieve nausea and intestinal gas. Also it has very often been used for treating colds and other respiratory issues.
Moreover, there are also studies that proved the positive health effects of turmeric as well. According to most of them, this item is very effective at releasing pain, even more than aspirin and similar chemical medications.
Also, it plays an important role in the relieving of chronic arthritis and joint pain, and relieving early symptoms of ulcerative colitis and osteoarthritis, which are known as inflammatory conditions as well.
Turmeric contains an active ingredient which is called curcumin and is used for very long time in Chinese medicine and Indian Ayurvedic medicine in order to treat arthritis.
In many instances, it has been proven that turmeric reduces arthritis joint pain, and stiffness related to arthritis. It also showed positive effects on the digestive system.
When used together, turmeric and ginger make a very powerful anti-inflammatory combination. In continuation we are sharing a recipe which had been used for centuries for treating this kind of diseases.
Ingredients (for one serving):
- 250 ml water
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated turmeric*
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger root*
- A spoon of raw honey (optional)
*If you use ground instead of fresh ginger and turmeric, then you will need 1/3 teaspoon of each.
Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat. If you use fresh turmeric and ginger, add into the water, reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
If you use ground turmeric and ginger, then you should boil for approximately 8-10 minutes. Strain the liquid and add honey to taste.
Consume one cup of the tea per day. The dose is not restricted on quantity, so you can sometimes enjoy more than a cup. Both of the ingredients are natural and safe for human use,so there are no any side effects of the tea.