Few natural ingredients garner as many accolades as turmeric. Used for medicinal purposes for over 4,000 years, turmeric has high amounts of the bioactive compound curcumin. Its far reaching implications for human health suggest that its use as an herbal and alternative remedy has great value.
The orange hued root has several health qualities associated with it including antiviral, antibacterial, anti-tumor, antiseptic, and antioxidant properties. It is also anti-inflammatory which refers to the ability of a substance to reduce inflammation in the body, even at the cellular level. Chronic inflammation has been linked to the development of disease.
The beneficial effects of turmeric are thought to be achieved through consistent consumption over long periods of time as a food ingredient, even when ingested at low levels [Source].
Physical GraffiTea on Treatmo and in New York City's East Village sells an incredibly flavorful and warming Turmeric Ginger Herbal Tea that includes licorice root, lemongrass and citrus.
Ginger, like turmeric, is a root stalk that has many bioactive ingredients which gives it anti-inflammatory, anticancer, and anti-oxidant properties. Because ginger tends to accumulate in the digestive tract, it has been proposed as an anti-nausea and anti-colon cancer remedy.
You can feel the effects of Physical GraffiTea's special blend almost immediately. It brings calm at the same time that it activates your brain. The zing from the ginger is rounded out by the licorice -- also extremely beneficial to health. This is a dynamic and revitalizing tea for everyday. Add almond milk and maple syrup and you won't want to start the day without it. It's also organic and fair trade.