Did you know you can boost your daily routine by adding potentiators into your mix?
It’s a fun way to add variety to your wellness regimen so you don’t get bored with taking the same things every day.
WHAT IS A POTENTIATOR?
A potentiator is a substance that is added to your tea which can help boost the effects so that you get a better kick, so to speak. Or, to put it another way, more bang for your buck. If that sounds like a great idea to you, then read on for instructions on what to use and how to use it.
Basically, it’s an amplifier that gives you double the effects!
One of the best spices used in Ayurvedic medicine is Turmeric. “Known for its medicinal qualities, this super herb has many uses. Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is extensively used as a spice, food preservative and colouring material in India, China and Southeast Asia.
It has been used in traditional medicine as a household remedy for various diseases, including biliary disorders, anorexia, cough, diabetic wounds, hepatic disorders, rheumatism and sinusitis.
For the last few decades, extensive work has been done to establish the biological activities and pharmacological actions of turmeric and its extracts.
Curcumin, the main yellow bioactive component of turmeric has been shown to have a wide spectrum of biological actions. These include its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anticarcinogenic, antimutagenic, anticoagulant, antifertility, antidiabetic, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and antiulcer activities. Its anti-cancer effect is mainly mediated through induction of apoptosis.
Clinically, curcumin has already been used to reduce post-operative inflammation. Safety evaluation studies indicate that both turmeric and curcumin are well tolerated at a very high dose without any toxic effects. Thus, both turmeric and curcumin have the potential for the development of modern medicine for the treatment of various diseases,” says Ranajit K. Banerjee, the lead author of a research paper on Turmeric.
According to Everyday Health:
Like many spices, turmeric (Curcuma longa) has a long history of use in traditional medicine. This flavor-filled spice is primarily cultivated from the rhizomes, or roots, of a flowering plant in India and other parts of Southeast Asia, and aside from giving curry its vibrant yellow color, turmeric is also known for having potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, according to a past review.
The primary active component of turmeric — and the one that gives the spice its characteristic yellow color — is curcumin. In fact, you can credit curcumin as the compound responsible for most of turmeric’s potential health benefits.
So, what makes Turmeric go hand in hand with speciosa tea?
Turmeric slows down the absorption of the alkaloids in your favorite cup of Asian tea. This enables it to have “longer legs” meaning it sticks around longer in your system.
In addition to Turmeric, people also use grapefruit juice or orange juice.
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