Turmeric's popularity isn't going away anytime soon, and for good reason. The spice offers many health benefits, including weight-loss support, improving digestion, and easing muscle soreness. It's a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. If you want to incorporate more turmeric into your diet, there are plenty of ways to do it. One of our favorites is by sipping on a hot cup of tea, especially during Fall and Winter.
An editor-recommended brand that specializes in turmeric is Vahdam Teas; the company offers an array of beverage options, from latte mixes to tea bags. The founder, Bala Sarda, had his own personal experience with turmeric that made him a believer in the healing powers of the spice.
Six years back, while Sarda was getting back from a friend's birthday party, a speeding car rammed the side of his car at 100 miles per hour. The accident was so bad that the car he was in was irreparable. He got a serious pelvis fracture right below his spine, alongside several other fractures. Basically, he couldn't stand up for the following three months.
"For me as an Indian, turmeric is not a trend or a fad. We have been consuming it for the last 5,000 years. It's a magic spice, truly."
"We went to the best doctors in the city, to get recommendations and advice," Sarda explained to POPSUGAR. "One of the most trusted doctors recommended me to only have turmeric and milk, three times a day, for the next few weeks. That is all. I did that, and one year later from that day, I was doing a 160-pound squat in the gym. For me as an Indian, turmeric is not a trend or a fad. We have been consuming it for the last 5,000 years. It's a magic spice, truly."
If you're curious to see how turmeric works for you, we curated a list of some of our top tea options from Vahdam. Plus, if you're a subscriber, we're featuring a tea sampler in this Fall's Must Have box. It's already sold out, but make sure to sign up for the Winter box so you can receive other awesome goodies. In the meantime, shop through the tempting beverage choices ahead.