Turmeric - The Spice Behind Golden Turmeric Hour

Golden Turmeric Hour is a caffeine free herbal tea blend inspired by the powerful benefits of Turmeric. It's perfect for a kick-start to mornings or as an afternoon power break, and it makes a wonderful brew for your evening tea ritual.

There's a big story behind turmeric, and it starts in Southeast Asia, where it's been in use for thousands of years as a culinary spice and an herbal remedy. From there, our inspiration traveled to India—home to most of the world's turmeric—and continued to China, where turmeric played a significant role in traditional medicine for another thousand years.

Let's take a closer look at this deep orange-colored root also known as Golden Spice that gives Golden Turmeric Hour its unique flavor and color.

What Is Turmeric?

Turmeric is an Indian spice from the Zingiberaceae family of plants. It's a close relative of ginger and cardamom, and it has been used for thousands of years as a medicinal herb by Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine traditions. The spice is made from the root of the Curcuma longa plant, which is native to Southeast Asia. The root contains curcuminoids, which are natural chemical compounds that give turmeric its bitter, intense flavor and vibrant yellow-orange color.

What Are the Benefits of Turmeric?

Turmeric has found a place in many countries' food, spice, and herbal medicine traditions. It has been used for thousands of years as a natural remedy, and scientific research supports its use today.

The herb contains curcuminoids with antioxidant properties that can help prevent cellular damage, so they're often used to heal bruises and treat skin wounds. They also act as anti-inflammatories, which means they reduce swelling and ease the symptoms of inflammatory conditions like arthritis, gout, and lupus.

Turmeric is a powerful spice with potential antiviral attributes that make it helpful in treating the symptoms of conditions like the flu. It's also known to be beneficial in the treatment of sore throats and respiratory infections like bronchitis.

It's not a cancer treatment. However, it has healing properties. Many people turn to it as complementary medicine for its anti-cancer properties. Ayurvedic medicine, for example, uses it to treat tumors, while Western herbalists use turmeric to help with the management of cancerous conditions. Turmeric is a rich source of iron and calcium, which helps increase red blood cell production and prevent anemia. It also has been shown to improve bone mineral density and lower the risk of osteoporosis.

The spice is rich in magnesium, which can help with asthma and chronic fatigue syndrome. Turmeric root has long been used to treat digestive issues, including gas and bloating. It enables the body to absorb nutrients from food, so it's often used for malnutrition and to support healthy skin, hair, and bones.

Turmeric root contains fiber, which adds bulk to stools and can help reduce constipation. Fiber also helps lower the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

If you’re ready to start exploring the health benefits of turmeric, then brewing a delicious cup of Golden Turmeric Hour is the perfect way to start!