Soothing Turmeric Tea For Those Rough Days

March 23, 2015
by Yolanda Hinchliffe for Thrive Market
Soothing Turmeric Tea For Those Rough Days

A combination of moving house and countries, multiple flights, some big training sessions and lots of deadlines had left me feeling a little under the weather.

Whenever you start to feel a cold coming on, or feel sick in general, whip up a batch of this turmeric tea.

Turmeric is powerful root. Its rich color and distinctive taste make it a staple in many cuisines. Turmeric can lend a depth of flavor to soups, curries or stews. Turmeric (also known as curcumin) has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine. It is used to heal the liver, calm the body and soothe stomach problems. It is naturally antibacterial and antiseptic. Turmeric is also a powerful antioxidant and when ingested it can help to minimize free radical damage to our cells and prevent oxidative damage. The natural properties of turmeric help lower blood pressure, improve blood vessel function and even lower inflammation.

Needless to say, turmeric is a super spice with healing properties for the entire body. Take a little time this week to research this amazing spice and find new ways of adding it into your diet. The first step:  Making this soothing, healing tea.

Ingredients:

1/3 cup raw honey
2 1/2 teaspoons dried turmeric
1 lemon

Directions:

Mix the honey and the turmeric together until you have a thick paste. This can be stored in the fridge for later use, and will keep for up to three months in a sealed jar.

Place one teaspoon of the paste into a mug with the juice of one lemon. Add boiling water, stir well and enjoy.

Photo credit: Yolanda Hinchliffe

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  • Julie

    Would this work with agave nectar in place of the honey? I am vegan and cannot have honey, but would like the benefits of the tea.

  • DCGuy

    The boiling water will destroy a lot of beneficial substances in honey. Honey should no go above 90 degrees.

  • Carlesious Davis

    I've been wondering; doesn't the boiling water kill the beneficial properties of the raw honey? And if so, wouldn't it be cheaper and the same, to just use regular honey? I'd rather save my raw honey for cooler things and get the full benefit of it.