Turmeric & Ginger Anti-Inflammatory Tea

Updated: Apr 2, 2019


I don't know about you but for me, there are few things better than a cup of warm tea in the morning. This blend is not only delicious but contains a combination of powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic ingredients so you can start your day healthy.


Turmeric and ginger tea, or Golden Tea as it's sometimes called, has become quite popular in the last year. I must admit, I never put much into it until a recent trip to Kerala, India, the home of Ayurvedic medicine. Turmeric and ginger have been staples in this ancient Indian practice for thousands of years. I enjoyed this delicious tea blend every morning whilst in India and nearly every day since.


The powerful health benefits of turmeric and ginger tea

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Turmeric contains curcumin, a powerful medicinal compound with anti-inflammatory effects which makes it great for stiff and achy joints. It also acts as a strong antioxidant and a powerful immune-booster. Some research also suggests it may help fight cancer, lower your risk of heart disease and may be useful in preventing and treating Alzheimer's disease.


Ginger is also a powerful anti-inflammatory agent and immune booster. Additionally, it helps with digestion, can reduce nausea, joint & muscle pain, aids nutrient absorption and helps to fight physical degeneration.



Turmeric & Ginger Anti-Inflammatory Tea

Yields: Roughly 5 cups of concentrated tea or 20 servings


Ingredients:

6 cups of water

2 tsp of ground turmeric (or 3" fresh turmeric, sliced)

8" of fresh ginger root, sliced

1tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)


1. Place the water, fresh ginger, cinnamon sticks (if using ground cinnamon, add in step 2) and fresh turmeric (if using) into a deep pot and set to high.

2. Once the mixture comes to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes.


3. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer an additional 5 minutes.


4. Remove from heat and cool until your able to handle.


5. Strain mixture through a fine mesh strainer or cheese cloth. Store the mixture in the refrigerator until use.


6. To serve, warm 1/4 cup of the mixture with hot water or milk of choice.

Add honey and lemon to taste.


Printable Recipe Here



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