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Afternoon tea a rainy day

July 22, 2009

Chopped ginger, with turmeric, black pepper and cinnamon. It tastes good, and hopefully helps me live longer.

One of many secrets behind why Okinawans used to have to longest life expectansy may be the root turmeric, which they used to drink as tea. Turmeric is said to hinder cancer cells to develop and actually make cancer cells commit suicide. Women should eat curcumin to prevent breast cancer.

Black pepper is said to optimize the absorbtion of curcumin, the potent color of turmeric, which has anti-inflammatory properties. Black pepper is also said to lower cholesterol, increase joint movements, decrease joints swelling and protect the liver from toxins. The Piperine in black pepper also is a powerful antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties. Researchers have proved black pepper can reduce the perception of pain and combat arthiritis.

In a study with cinnamon mixed with honey a test group of 200 arthiritis sufferers in Copenhagen all experienced reduced pain and 30% (73) felt all pain had dissappeared within a month.

Ginger has long been used as a healing agent in different cultures and studies has shown its effectiveness against inflammation. Ginger also appears to have anticancer properties, and can just like curcumin make cancer cells commit suicide.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. carsten permalink
    September 23, 2009 6:24

    Could you please give a few more details about how much of each ingredient you use for the tea. Do you use Turmeric powder and cinnamon powder?
    Thanks,
    Carsten

    • fredrikolmqvist permalink*
      September 24, 2009 6:35

      yes I use powder, about half a teaspoon of each in a big glass.

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