This tea, made with ingredients that provide antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and cancer-fighting properties, may help to reduce inflammation, support your immune system, ease pain and reduce nausea. Delicious hot or cold!Turmeric – This bright yellow member of the ginger family has a long list of health benefits due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Add it to soups, sauces, eggs, salad dressing, rice and pasta dishes – it has a strong colour but not a strong taste.Ginger – Fresh ginger contains several phytonutrients that may help to reduce inflammation and protect against cancer: Fresh ginger may also help with to reduce nausea and vomiting whether due to treatment, motion sickness or the flu.
Servings: 4 cups
- 1 tsp ground turmeric powder (or 1 tbsp grated fresh turmeric)
- 1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
- Ground black pepper (to taste)
- 4 cups water
For each 1 cup serving, add:
- The juice of half a lemon
- 1/2 tsp honey (to taste)
- Add cinnamon, cardamom and /or cloves while simmering for a chai-like tea
- Combine turmeric, ginger, pepper and water in a pot on the stove. Gently bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and let simmer gently for 10-15 minutes.
- Let cool slightly (covered) and then strain through a fine-mesh strainer.
- For each 1 cup serving, add lemon juice and a bit of raw honey just before drinking.
- Enjoy as a soothing hot tea or as a refreshing cold tea (pour over ice cubes in a glass and garnish with lemon slices and a cinnamon stick)
- Store any extra in a covered glass jar in the fridge.
Golden Turmeric Milk
- In place of all or part of the water, use milk or milk alternative to make a soothing, warm turmeric milk. (Leave out the lemon juice.)
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