ALL the ingredients in our Turmeric Latte mix are organic and our suppliers have been carefully chosen to ensure the highest quality of ingredients available.

Turmeric is frankly our hero. 

Quite possibly the most effective nutritional supplement in existence, Turmeric is a strong anti inflammatory and a powerful antioxidant.  It appears to lower the risk of heart disease, prevent cancer, support the digestion and immune systems, aid healthy brain function and ease arthritic conditions.  It has been used for some 4000 years in Indian holistic medicine – in fact one of turmeric’s many names in Sanskrit – Jayanti – means ‘One that wins over diseases’.  It’s also the herb that gives curry it’s fabulous colour.  Even today Indian meals include liberal amounts of Turmeric.  Interestingly India has among the lowest rates of lung, colon, prostate and breast cancers in the world.  

Recent scientific studies have also shown that it has major benefits for your body and brain. More specifically it has been found to be useful for many health disorders like liver problems, digestive disorders, treatment for skin disease and wound healing .  It has also been suggested that turmeric can cure a host of diseases and that it may restrain the growth of various types of cancer.  It may also help in preventing blockage of arteries as turmeric lowers cholesterol levels and inihibits the oxidation of LDL (which deposits in the walls of blood vessels and contributes to the formation of atherosclerotic plaque.  It may also prevent the platelet build up.  Seriously this spice is remarkable.  Google worthy perhaps!

Anyhow, Curcumin is the main active ingredient in Turmeric – it is this which gives the spice it’s powerful anti-inflammatory and strong anti-oxidant abilities.  But to get this benefit it is important that the curcumin is of a high quality as used in our blend  – poor quality has significantly lower levels of curcumin.  Curcumin is hard for the body to absorb into the bloodstream so your body needs help.  Enter black pepper, which is the ingredient that ensures your body can access the curcumin easily.

Cinnamon is another amazing spice.  Cinnamon acts like a tonic to your entire body.   Like Turmeric, it is highly antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.  Research suggests that it improves key risk factors for heart disease, including triglycerides and blood pressure, increases circulation and may also help balance your blood sugar.  It dispels colds and winter chills, soothes muscle spasms and kills a variety of illness-causing bacteria, including E. coli, Salmonella, Staphylococccus and the Asian flu virus.  It has been used to treat colds, fevers, edema, arthritis, amenorrhea, angina pain, dyspepsia, and hypochondria. In the digestive system, it helps with weak digestion, colic, griping, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. Cinnamon can also act as a relaxant, reducing anxiety and stress, and its astringent properties will stop bleeding. It has strong volatile oils that are a potent antibacterial, antifungal and even a uterine stimulant. I mean really - why wouldn’t you?!

Ginger is traditionally used to treat nausea, motion sickness and morning sickness.  It is another anti-inflammatory which may as a result relieve muscle pain while at the same time it’s ginerol can help fight infections.

Black Pepper helps nutrient absorption and bioavailability of turmeric.  It improves digestion by stimulating the taste buds and thereby alerting the stomach to increase hydrochloric secretion. Black pepper is also an antioxidant, and it has antibacterial effects. The outermost layer of the peppercorn actually helps stimulate the breakdown of fat cells.  It is full of manganese, and it also has a good amount of iron and dietary fiber, as well.

Enjoy your golden milk!

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