Pukka – Turmeric Lifekind 45+
Turmeric Lifekind is a super-concentrated blend of some of the world’s finest organic herbs, fairly traded from across the world. It includes organic holy basil, green tea and of course turmeric as well as amala fruit, gotu kola and ginger root.
This unique combination of our most potent botanical concentrates drives nourishment and enrichment to help bring all your senses alive.
What is turmeric good for?
The health benefits of turmeric are vast and include:
- Turmeric actively inhibits inflammatory pathways within the body, making turmeric a first choice for inflammations of the musculoskeletal system and the digestive system.
- Research has shown that turmeric impacts upon certain pain receptors within the body; it has been demonstrated as being particularly effective for chest and abdominal pain, frozen shoulder and menstrual cramping.
- Turmeric contains some very potent polyphenols, also known as antioxidants, which have the ability to protect cellular DNA and repair any existing damage from environmental carcinogens, for example.
- Turmeric has a significant action upon the heart and the circulation. It will improve the flow of blood to the heart and encourage anti-platelet activity, reducing the risk of plaque build up in the arteries.
- Turmeric also improves blood flow through the liver, improving the efficacy of liver detoxification pathways but also stimulating cellular repair mechanisms in damaged liver cells. This improvement in blood flow and quality impacts significantly upon the quality of the skin, and turmeric can therefore be an excellent remedy for any afflictions of the skin.
- In the digestive system, turmeric helps balance levels of bacteria, supporting a healthy digestive environment.
Part of the reason is down to the characteristically strong yellow colour of this incredible root. These yellow pigments are collectively known as curcuminoids. The root is also brimming with essential oils knowns as tumerones. The curcuminoids and the turmerones work together within the body as powerful antioxidants helping to attack nasty free radicals which can damage and age our bodies. They also stimulate a healthy inflammation response whilst enhancing circulation, protecting the brain, rejuvenating the liver and targeting pain.
Gotu kola is a herb that has been used in Asia for thousands of years, both as a medicine and as a leafy vegetable. This luscious green herb is a favourite to help improve mindfulness and is said to revitalise consciousness and maintain youthful wit.
Green tea, as the name suggests, is made using the new and fresh leaves of the tea plant and has been famously used for centuries in Japan for its detoxifying properties and has been sipped as an elixir in China for many centuries too.
A member of the mint family, Tulsi is celebrated in India for its purifying properties, and has been used in religious ceremonies to raise the spirits and cheer the soul. In parts of India there is a tulsi shrine outside every house – it is believed to purify the air and bestow wealth and protection on the inhabitants and devotees. Tulsi is full of delicious aromatic essential oils which give it a rich taste that is reminiscent of spicy-mint.
We are in love with licorice at Pukka. Sweet, earthy and delicious it perfectly harmonises the perfect cup of tea. Growing in sandy soils its creeping roots spread in every direction drawing nutrients from deep within the earth. We buy licorice from FairWild projects in Khazakstan and Spain ensuring that both what we take will be regenerated to be there in the future and that the collectors are paid a fair wage. More than fairly delicious.
Rosemary is native to the Mediterranean and is mentioned in early materia medica texts by scholars such as Galen and Dioscorides. It has been used medicinally for centuries but is also known as the ‘herb of remembrance’ and was traditionally used during funerals and remembrance services. The most famous scholar to quote this was Shakespeare himself. Rosemary is famed for its high essential oil content and is often grown and cultivated specifically for essential oil extraction. It is the essential oils that have made Rosemary a popular addition to the kitchen cupboard due to its fragrant notes.
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