Spiced Turmeric is a rich aromatic paste using quality turmeric spice with a high percentage of active curcumin. It also contains raw ginger and five other powerful, health boosting spices.
Unlike powder turmeric latte mixes that sink to the bottom of your cup, Brandy Creek Cottage Spiced Turmeric’s unique recipe uses fresh ghee as the binding agent which enables the delicious spices to be absorbed in milk. Thus creating a very satisfying and warm, healthy beverage. " People want to include turmeric in their daily diet, but many have been very disappointed with the dry powder turmeric beverage mixes. So I prepare a flask of hot Spiced Turmeric with coconut milk and a little honey to take to every market with me. I’m delighted when customers taste Brandy Creek Cottage Spiced Turmeric at my stall - I’m always confident they’ll appreciate the difference. Not long ago, I persuaded a lovely gentleman, who was politely sceptical, to have a taste. He was so generous in his praise. And I was thrilled when he admitted it was delicious! He came back the following week just to tell me that he drinks it every day now."
SEVEN POWERFUL, HEALTH BOOSTING SPICES
Brandy Creek Spiced Turmeric is a Superfood!
Turmeric - science is now backing up what South Asia has known for a long time - it really does contain compounds with medicinal properties. In particular, it fights against chronic inflammation which contributes to many common Western diseases. The active ingredient, curcumin, can suppress many molecules known to play major roles in inflammation. Curcumin also has powerful antioxidant effects. It neutralizes free radicals on its own but also stimulates our body's own antioxidant enzymes. Curcumin boosts brain hormones which increases the growth of new neurons and fights various degenerative processes in our brain including the pathological process of Alzheimer's disease. Arthritis is a common disorder and in a study of people with rheumatoid arthritis, curcumin was even more effective than an anti-inflammatory drug.* .
Cinnamon - really is a "superfood" even surpassing garlic as a potent anti-oxidant. (1) Recently, a large review study concluded that a cinnamon dase of just 120mg per day can reduce levels of 'bad' LDL cholesterol. (2) And, the good news is that cinnamon can dramatically reduce insulin resistance and help this important hormone to do its job. (3) Apart from the beneficial effects on insulin resistance, numerous studies have confirmed the anti-diabetic effects of cinnamon, showing that it can lower fasting blood sugar levels by 10-29%. (4) And finally, two compounds found in cinnamon appear to inhibit the buildup of a protein called tau in the brain, which is one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease. (5)
Raw Ginger - possibly one of the most delicious spices on the planet. Ginger has been used for a very long time in traditional and alternative medicine to aide digestion, reduce nausea and help fight the flu and common cold. It is high in gingerol, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Star Anise - is truly one-of-a-kind spice! Its benefits include killing off bacteria and fungus, naturally fighting off the flu, boosting heart health, providing a concentrated dose of anti-oxidants and keeping blood sugar levels steady. A study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food demonstrated that this spice exhibited antibacterial activities against 67 strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria! (6)
Nutmeg - for a little nut it packs a punch. Nutmeg supports the immune system and kidney health, detoxifies the body, treats insomnia and inflammation, promotes digestion and supports oral health.
Cardamon - this peppery, citrusy spice is used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine. As a detoxifier it helps the body eliminate waste through the kidneys. Part of the reason it is such a good detoxifier is due to the diuretic properties. It helps clean out the urinary tract, bladder, and kidneys, removing waste, salt, excess water, toxins and combating infections too. As a diureitc and fiber rich spice, cardamon also significantly lowers blood pressure. Many of the vitamins and essential oils in cardamon act as antioxidants, cleaning up free radicals and resisting cellular ageing.
Black Peppercorns - are also antioxidants! They facilitates digestion and weight loss. Provide respiratory relief, enhance bioavailability ie. maximizing the efficiency of other foods we consume. Reduce memory impairment and cognitive malfunction.
* A randomized, pilot study to assess the efficacy and safety of curcumin in patients with active rheumatoid arthritish. B Chandron (1) Antioxidant capacity of 26 spice extracts and characterization of their phenolic constituents. B Shan et al. (2) Cinnamon improves glucose and lipids of people with type 2 diabetes. A Khan (3) Cinnamon: Potential Role in the Prevention of Insulin Resistance, Metabolic Syndrome, and Type 2 Diabetes. Q Bolin MD, PhD (4) The potential of cinnamon to reduce blood glucose levels in patients with type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance. S Kirkham (5) Cinnamon extract inhibits tau aggregation associated with Alzheimer's disease in vitro. D W Petersen (6) Chemical composition and antibacterial activities of Illicium verum against antibiotic-resistant pathogents. J F Yang