I made this turmeric tea recently, and several people have asked me for the recipe so I decided to share it with everyone. I made this for myself a few mornings in a row this past week, because I felt a head cold coming on. I can’t say for sure, but I believe this turmeric tea has kept my cold at bay. I’m feeling better already!
Tumeric is a culinary spice typically used in curry dishes. It has also been used for many years in Indian and Chinese medicine to treat a wide variety of conditions. Turmeric has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and may be the secret key to long-term health. There is strong evidence which leads us to believe it can prevent illness and disease. Numerous studies suggest curcumin, the main component of turmeric, has effects comparable to pharmaceutical drugs but without the toxins and adverse side effects. This potent spice is truly an herbal powerhouse and has been shown to alleviate or prevent arthritis, depression, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, cancer, and so much more. Knowing the enormous benefits of turmeric, I plan to drink this turmeric tea not just when I start to feel sick but on more of a regular basis in order to continuously strengthen my immune system.
This particular turmeric tea recipe is quite strong. You may want to double the amount of water you use at first and adjust from there. Turmeric has a warm, peppery flavor. I also added ginger and pumpkin pie spice to the mix. Ginger comes from the same family as turmeric and has similar health benefits. The pumpkin pie spice was added mostly for flavor, but many of the ingredients such as cinnamon have some great medicinal properties, as well. I suggest using high quality, organic spices in order to reap all of these amazing benefits. I used Primal Palate spices in my tea which are USDA-certified organic, non-gmo, and non-irradiated.
- 8 Ounces Water
- 1 Teaspoon Turmeric
- 1 Teaspoon Ginger
- 1 Teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1 Pinch Black Pepper, for absorption
- Unsweetened Almond Milk, to taste
- Raw Honey, to taste
- Bring water and spices to a boil in a small saucepan
- Reduce heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes
- Strain the mixture with a fine mesh strainer as you pour the tea into your mug
- Add almond milk and honey to taste
- Serve and enjoy!
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