If you like turmeric... try this!
We sourced turmeric with the highest concentration of curcumin we could find, grown in the Andes, to provide a super solid base for this tea. Blended with Peruvian maca, mushroom extracts, and chai spices, this blend is sure to make you glow like the sun.
Blended in Richmond, BC
Try it in your next latte! We like it best with coconut milk.
Organic turmeric powder, organic maca powder, organic lion’s mane extract, organic tremella extract, organic cinnamon, organic ginger, organic cardamom, organic pepper, organic star anise.
More on Turmeric
Latin name: Curcuma longa
Turmeric is a flowering plant, native to Asia. Ayurveda (a system of medicine with roots in ancient India) has treasured turmeric over literally thousands of years; conveniently, this widespread plant is also a widespread ingredient in Asian cooking.
In recent times, turmeric has also become one of the most sought-after nutritional supplements in North America.
Why should you include it in your diet?
A Google search for ‘turmeric benefits’ will yield a wild range of claims, some of them well-founded. To keep things down to earth and transparent, we choose to say that we (at Two Hills) consume turmeric regularly, because according to Health Canada:
- (Traditionally) used in Herbal Medicine as an anti-inflammatory to help relieve joint pain
- Used in Herbal Medicine as a hepatoprotectant (liver protectant)
- Source of antioxidants
- Used in Herbal Medicine to aid digestion, increase bile excretion by the liver and stimulate the gallbladder
- Used in Herbal Medicine to aid digestion
- (Traditionally) used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve flatulent dyspepsia
- Used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to eliminate blood stasis, promote the flow of qi, relieve pain of menstruation due to blood stasis
Should you be a scholarly geek (as we are), we recommend the following article:
Turmeric and curcumin: Biological actions and medicinal applications. CURRENT SCIENCE, VOL. 87, NO. 1, 10 JULY 2004. Ishita Chattopadhyay1 , Kaushik Biswas1 , Uday Bandyopadhyay2 and Ranajit K. Banerjee1
More on Lion's Mane
Latin name: Hericium erinaceus
Lion’s mane is an edible and medicinal mushroom native to all continents in the Northern hemisphere; it is also known as monkey head mushroom, bearded tooth mushroom, satyr's beard, bearded hedgehog, and a variety of local names. Long known to traditional healers, particularly in relation to brain and nerve health, this mushroom’s popularity soared recently among modern health food seekers.
The following articles (related to this mushroom) are available at the website of the US National Library of Medicine. Please note the section about neurite outgrowth and regeneration of damaged nerves in the first one.
- Neuronal Health – Can Culinary and Medicinal Mushrooms Help?https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3924982/
- Therapeutic Potential of Hericium erinaceus for Depressive Disorder. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6982118/
- Gastroprotective Effects of Lion's Mane Mushroom Hericium erinaceus(Bull.:Fr.) Pers. (Aphyllophoromycetideae) Extract against Ethanol-Induced Ulcer in Rats
More on Tremella Mushroom
Latin name: Tremella fuciformis
Tremella is a mushroom that mostly grows in tropical regions; it is very popular in Chinese cooking and medicine. In China, it is known as 银耳 (silver ear) or 雪耳
(snow ear); in Japan, it is known as シロキクラゲ (white jellyfish).
Tremella, with its high content of Vitamin D and beta-glucans, recently shot to stardom among health food enthusiasts in the West. The following articles (related to this mushroom) are available at the website of the US National Library of Medicine.
- The Neuroprotective and Neurotrophic Effects of Tremella fuciformis in PC12h Cells
- The anti-fatigue and anti-anoxia effects of Tremella extract
- Immunomodulatory Effect of Tremella Polysaccharides against Cyclophosphamide-Induced Immunosuppression in Mice