This Golden Curcumin Tea recipe is the best anti-inflammatory tea ever. I mean this, it's inexpensive, easy to make and delicious!
Special Facts Regarding Curcumin
For those of you who are new to the subject, as my wife says, let me 'man-splain'.
Curcumin, is a chemical compound found in the root of 'Curcumin Longa', otherwise known as Turmeric. In the western world, intrigue into the health benefits of this compound started in the 80's by a research team (Jiang et al., 1983; Kuttan et al., 1985). In recent years the number of research studies has included over 5,600 studies from 2005-2015 alone. Today, the culmination of all this intrigue due to the potential procurement for business opportunities has skewed some scientists, natural medicine advocates, and drug companies to look past the basics. The problem being, the products they are selling are just too damned expensive, especially when there are known examples within many cultures that use this 'food ingredient' in their 'food medicine' for thousands of years and are very effective.
Honesty, why reinvent the wheel when you don't have too. If done correctly, this Ayurvedic recipe or 'method of preparation' can be easy and extremely inexpensive: $.25 / serving as opposed to some 'solutions' being $5.00 / serving. Providing you with anti-inflammatory, anti-cancerous, and overall a good tasting ingredient without having to buy an over priced 'miracle product' at a ghastly cost.
So, here is the honest to goodness best recipe EVER; Clinically, medicinally, and most of all deliciously.
- 1 heaping tablespoon of turmeric powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of cardamom powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
- 1 teaspoon of almond oil (do not under any circumstances use any other oil you have this recipe needs a type of fat structure that is in almond oil specifically you can use coconut or no oil at all)
- 1 1/2 cups of full fat milk (skim milk is milk that is lying to you about being milk - don't do it. If you want to substitute because you do not like milk, you are welcome to use almond milk alone or with a half combination of oat milk - this tastes great by the way!)
- 1/4 cup of filtered water
- 1 cinnamon stick
- Some type of sweetening agent: Honey is my preference.
- Add water, turmeric, cinnamon, and cardamum to a small pot. Turn the pot to a low heat and constantly stir until a paste is formed.
- The key here is to not burn the paste. You want to make a warm paste that has the consistency of soft toothpaste.
- Add oil to the paste and stir for 30 seconds keeping the low heat on.
- Remember this is an Ayurvedic recipe and there is a reason to everything. Adding the oil while paste is hot will allow the oil to absorb chemically the chemical substrate; Chemistry is amazing isn't it?
- Add milk or a milk like product and slowly heat. Take off of heat prior to boil.
- If you go to a boil you haven't ruined it, you just might be a bit constipated after.
- Use some sweetener to taste, stirring with cinnamon stick.