The Ultimate Guide to Turmeric Lattes: History, Benefits, and One Farm’s Instant Superfood Anti-inflammatory Mix
Turmeric lattes, also known as golden milk, have been gaining popularity in recent years as a healthy and delicious way to start your day. But have you ever wondered about the origin and history of this ancient Ayurvedic beverage?
It’s well known that turmeric lattes originated in India, where they have been used for centuries as a natural remedy for inflammation, digestion, and overall wellness. Turmeric, the star ingredient in this beverage, contains a powerful anti-inflammatory compound called curcumin, which has been shown to have numerous health benefits.
This ancient remedy that has found itself at the forefront of health trends and has gained comendable popularity in recent years and is now being enjoyed by health-conscious people all over the world.
Understanding the Origins of the Turmeric Latte:
Turmeric is a bright yellow spice that is commonly used in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine. It has been used for its medicinal properties for thousands of years in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. Turmeric contains a powerful compound called curcumin, which has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
The origin of turmeric can be traced back to the Indian subcontinent, where it has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for over 5,000 years. This golden spice is derived from the rhizome of the Curcuma longa plant, and its active ingredient is curcumin, a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound.
Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury or infection, but chronic inflammation can contribute to a range of health problems, from arthritis to heart disease. Turmeric has been found to have potent anti-inflammatory effects, which is why it has been studied for its potential to prevent and treat chronic diseases.
How does Turmeric help systemic inflammation?
Turmeric, specifically its active compound curcumin, is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties that can help combat systemic inflammation. Systemic inflammation is a condition where inflammation occurs throughout the body and can contribute to various chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, and autoimmune disorders. Here’s how turmeric works to fight against systemic inflammation:
Inhibition of Inflammatory Pathways: Curcumin has been shown to inhibit the activity of various molecules and enzymes involved in the inflammatory process. One of the primary mechanisms is its ability to block the NF-kappaB pathway, a key regulator of inflammation in the body. By doing so, curcumin reduces the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines, which are responsible for promoting inflammation.
Antioxidant Properties: Curcumin is a potent antioxidant, meaning it can neutralize harmful free radicals in the body. Free radicals can cause oxidative stress, leading to inflammation and damage to cells and tissues. By scavenging these free radicals, curcumin helps reduce oxidative stress and inflammation.
Modulation of Immune Response: Turmeric can influence the activity of immune cells, such as macrophages and T-cells, to regulate the immune response. By modulating the immune system, it can help prevent excessive inflammation and promote a balanced immune response.
Reduction in Inflammatory Mediators: Curcumin has been found to reduce the production of inflammatory mediators like prostaglandins and leukotrienes, which play a role in promoting inflammation.
Protection of Endothelial Function: Turmeric may help improve the function of the endothelium, the inner lining of blood vessels. Dysfunction of the endothelium is associated with chronic inflammation and cardiovascular diseases. Curcumin’s beneficial effects on endothelial function can help reduce inflammation in blood vessels.
Pain Relief: Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties may also contribute to pain relief, especially in conditions like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, where inflammation is a major factor in joint pain.
It’s important to note that while turmeric and curcumin have shown promise in fighting systemic inflammation, their bioavailability can be limited when taken orally. Curcumin is not easily absorbed by the body, and its effects may be enhanced when taken with black pepper (piperine) or in liposomal formulations designed to improve absorption.
Before using turmeric or curcumin as a supplement for managing inflammation or any health condition, it’s advisable to consult with a healthcare professional, especially if you have underlying medical conditions or are taking medications, as there may be interactions or contraindications to consider. Integrating turmeric into your diet through cooking is also a viable option to enjoy its potential health benefits.
How is turmeric Absorbed?
Curcumin is not easily absorbed by the body, which is where black pepper comes in. Black pepper contains a compound called piperine, which has been shown to enhance the bioavailability of curcumin by up to 2,000%. This means that when turmeric is consumed with black pepper, the body can absorb and utilize more of its powerful health benefits.
The recipe for Golden Milk typically includes turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, black pepper, and a sweetener of choice, such as honey or maple syrup. These ingredients are simmered in milk or a milk substitute and enjoyed as a warm, soothing beverage.
At One Farm, we are committed to ethical and sustainable sourcing practices for all of our ingredients. Our turmeric comes from Grenera, a vertically integrated farm in India that oversees the planting, harvesting, and processing of organic turmeric. We source our black pepper from Bo Tree Farm’s Kampot Pepper, which is sustainably grown in Cambodia.
You can view the full breakdown of Turmeric and Its Major Compound Curcumin on Health from Front Pharmacol published study in 2020.
What makes it a Functional Latte?
Our functional Turmeric Latte mix also contains Lion’s Mane, Mesima, and Reishi mushroom extracts, which are rich in antioxidants and have been shown to have immune-boosting and cognitive-enhancing effects. We also include Ashwagandha, a root powder that is known for its stress-reducing properties, and ginger, which has anti-inflammatory and digestive benefits.
To round out the flavor profile, we add Ceylon Cinnamon bark powder and vanilla bean extract. Ceylon cinnamon, also known as true cinnamon, has a sweet and delicate flavor compared to the more common cassia cinnamon. It is grown by small-batch farmers in Sri Lanka and is USDA organic, JAS, and EU organic certified.
Let’s take a closer look at each ingredient in our functional Turmeric Latte:
- Turmeric Root Powder: Our turmeric comes from Grenera, a vertically integrated turmeric farm that oversees the planting, harvesting, and processing of organic turmeric. Turmeric has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and has been used in traditional medicine for centuries.
- Lion’s Mane Fruiting Body Extract: This mushroom has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine and is believed to have neuroprotective effects. It is also a rich source of antioxidants.
- Mesima Fruiting Body Extract: This mushroom has been used in traditional medicine for centuries and is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties. It is also a rich source of antioxidants.
- Reishi Fruiting Body Extract: This mushroom has been used in traditional medicine for centuries and is believed to have immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also a rich source of antioxidants.
- Ashwagandha Root Powder: This herb has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years and is believed to have a wide range of health benefits. It is often used to reduce stress and anxiety.
- Ginger Root Powder: Ginger has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and is often used to soothe digestive issues.
- Cinnamon Bark Powder: Our cinnamon comes from Sri Lanka and is a pure Ceylon spice, grown by small-batch farmers. Cinnamon is a rich source of antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties.
- Vanilla Bean Extract: Vanilla is rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. It also adds a delicious flavor to our Turmeric Latte.
- Sucrose: Our sucrose comes from organic sugar cane and is used to sweeten our Turmeric Latte.
- Black Pepper Fruit Extract: Black pepper contains piperine, which has been shown to increase the bioavailability of curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric. This means that the black pepper helps your body absorb more of the turmeric, making it more effective.
As you can see, each ingredient in our Turmeric Latte has its own unique set of health benefits. By combining them all together, we have created a functional drink that not only tastes great but also supports your overall health and wellness.
Why choose One Farm’s Turmeric Latte Mix?
Our instant Turmeric Latte mix is a delicious and convenient way to enjoy the health benefits of the timeless Turmeric Latte. This mix contains a blend of high-quality, certified organic ingredients that work together to create a delicious and nutritious beverage that can be enjoyed any time of day.
Like One Farm’s Organic CBD, the things that set our instant Turmeric Latte mix apart from other turmeric latte mixes on the market is its commitment to using only the highest quality, organic ingredients. All of the ingredients used in this mix are certified organic and non-GMO, and sourced directly from the farmers growing them, ensuring that you are getting a product that is not only delicious but also good for you.
In addition, Our instant Turmeric Latte is incredibly easy to make. Simply add the mix to hot water or your favorite milk substitute, and you have a delicious and nutritious beverage in minutes. It’s perfect for busy mornings, afternoon pick-me-ups, or even as a healthy dessert alternative. You can even use it in Smoothies, Baked Goods, and savory sides. View the step-by-step recipe.
Summing it up,
Turmeric lattes are not just a trendy beverage, but an ancient Ayurvedic remedy with numerous potential health benefits. With One Farm’s functional Turmeric Latte Superfood Powder, you can enjoy the delicious taste and health benefits of this ancient beverage in the comfort of your own home, knowing that you are supporting ethical and sustainable farming practices. Give it a try and see how this golden elixir can help support your overall health and wellness!