The Healing Benefits of Turmeric Cinnamon Cardamom Tea

by Samreedhi Goel (PG Diploma, BSc (Nutrition)) last updated -

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Turmeric cinnamon cardamom tea is an immunity-boosting tea that you can brew at home using kitchen ingredients i.e. turmeric, cinnamon, pepper, and cardamom.

What is so special about these ingredients?

Each ingredient in this tea has specific benefits to your body.

  • Turmeric can give a good boost to your immunity (especially at the time of seasonal changes).
  • Cinnamon helps keep your blood sugar levels stable throughout the day, helping you keep the hunger pangs away.
  • Pepper helps improve digestion.
  • Cardamom helps make the tea more flavorful.

Health Benefits of Turmeric Cinnamon Cardamom Tea

Apart from that, each of these ingredients lends several profound benefits to the body. Let’s have a look at them.

Antioxidant Properties

A lot of free radicals are present in our bodies either as a by-product of chemical reactions in the body or due to the environment. These free radicals attach themselves to cells causing damage and accelerate the aging process as well as can cause several diseases like cancer, hyperlipidemia, and even arthritis.

Curcumin, in turmeric, helps to protect the cells and boost your immunity against these free radicals by inhibiting their action as well as neutralizing these free radicals. Cinnamon, on the other hand, has also been treasured for its antioxidant properties. So have a steaming cup of turmeric cinnamon cardamom tea regularly to strengthen your immune system.

Anti-inflammatory Properties

Inflammatory diseases can range from allergies, bronchitis to cancer, arthritis, psoriasis and even Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Oxidative stress to the cells of the body is often implicated as the cause of inflammation that leads to such diseases.

Curcumin from turmeric, cardamom, and cinnamon have shown to suppress the inflammation through various mechanisms.

Helps Better Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is characterized by insulin resistance, elevated triglyceride, and LDL levels, lower levels of HDL cholesterol, high blood sugar, hypertension, and obesity.

Curcumin has shown to increase tissue sensitivity to insulin (which can, in turn, favor weight loss) and can also help in lowering bad cholesterol. When added to the tea, cardamom can also help decrease bad LDL cholesterol levels.

Regulates Blood Sugar Levels

Cinnamon contains cinnamaldehyde, cinnamic acid, and cinnamate. These vital oils help to lower blood sugar levels and also have powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Several studies have shown how cinnamon may help in lowering blood sugar levels and increasing tissue sensitivity to insulin as well, which, in turn, benefits weight loss.

A study on the medicinal benefits of green cardamom also suggests that it has antidiabetic properties.

Aids in Digestion

Pepper contains piperine helps stimulate the digestive enzymes of the pancreas and improves our digestive capacity. If piperine from the pepper is combined with curcumin from turmeric it helps to enhance the bioavailability of curcumin thereby enhancing its health benefits.

Although you can add all the ingredients individually in your recipes, drinking the herbal concoction is the simplest yet the most effective way to getting all the benefits.

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About the Author

Samreedhi Goel is a nutritionist and fitness expert who completed BSc Nutrition and P.G Diploma in Nutrition and food technology from SNDT Mumbai. She runs her exercise studio, Size Wise, since 1999. She has also been the Consulting Nutritionist for Kellogg’s India for two years. Ms. Goel has been a fitness columnist and has been interviewed by leading publications like DNA, Times of India, Mumbai Mirror, Sunday Mid Day, Complete Wellbeing, Savvy, Femina, Vogue, Good Housekeeping, and Emirates evening post, India Abroad (USA). She is currently a columnist for Vogue India. Her mantra has always been “A good diet should build you, not break you” and firmly belongs to the anti-starvation brigade. You can follow her on Instagram for more health tips!

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