Fresh Ginger Turmeric Lemon Tea

Don’t wait for cough and cold. Make this ginger turmeric lemon tea with fresh ingredients to boost your immune system. Drink it as a warm detox tonic or enjoy it chilled as turmeric and ginger juice!

About the recipe

Gingery, tangy, earthy and sweet, this is the best way to make lemon ginger turmeric shot at home.

Do you always think of TURMERIC-GINGER-LEMON combo as a remedy for cold, flu and pain? Of course, they are. The anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immune-boosting benefits of lemon, turmeric and ginger are quite well known.

That does not mean you can’t enjoy this turmeric ginger tonic every single day.

Replace your regular evening tea with this dairy-free, caffeine-free turmeric tea goodness at least once a week and feel the difference.

Or sip this healthy turmeric tea as a drink with lunch or dinner for a flavor boost AND better absorption of nutrients.

Lemon Ginger Turmeric Tea Benefits

This recipe for turmeric ginger tonic combines turmeric, ginger, pepper and lemon, each ingredient a king of flavor and nutrition in its own right.


Turmeric has been used in India as a medicinal herb in Ayurveda for thousands of years. Its healing properties come from its main ingredient curcumin which has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Sometimes more powerful than anti-inflammatory drugs. (source)

Turmeric also has the potential to prevent heart disease and Alzheimer’s. It also helps in relieving stress and arthritis symptoms.

Turmeric and Honey

  • Honey helps in weight management
  • It helps fight allergies
  • It helps in fighting diseases
  • Helps in healing burns and wounds
  • Lowers and balances blood sugar level
  • Works as a remedy for cough and cold

In Ayurvedic medicine, due to their combined benefits, honey with turmeric is used as a remedy for many ailments from common cold to sore throat, digestive issues, cuts, wounds, and sprains along with many other health and skin issues. (Source)

ginger turmeric lemon tea in 2 cups with honey and sugar cubes


Ginger is widely used as a herbal remedy for cold and flu. It also relieves pain, inflammation, nausea, reduces gas and improves digestion. (source)


Lemons are good sources of heart-healthy vitamin C, citric acid, fiber and minerals. They enhance your immune system, increase iron absorption and help reduce stress. (source)


Pepper, deemed as the “king of spices” has also been used in Ayurvedic medicine for its powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

More importantly, the reason why I used pepper in this recipe for turmeric tea is that it contains piperine, a natural substance that enhances the absorption of curcumin in turmeric by 2,000%. (source)

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How to make ginger turmeric lemon tea

Mince fresh turmeric root and ginger, add to water with freshly cracked pepper. Bring it to boil and simmer for 5 minutes.

If you can’t find fresh turmeric root, you can substitute with ground turmeric, but I recommend the fresh one for its unique fresh orange-ginger flavor.

REMOVE from heat and squeeze some fresh lemon juice. Add honey, sugar or maple syrup to taste as needed.

Have this turmeric-ginger-lemon tea hot

turmeric giner detox tonic in 2 cups with slices of lemon.

Or serve chilled…

closeup view of chilled turmeric and ginger juice in 2 tall glasses.

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Fresh Ginger Turmeric Lemon Tea Recipe

Don't wait for cough and cold. Make this ginger turmeric lemon tea with fresh ingredients to boost your immune system. Drink it as a warm detox tonic or enjoy it chilled as turmeric and ginger juice!
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Beverage, Drink
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 people
Calories 9 kcal


  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh turmeric root, minced (or 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppercorns freshly cracked
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • honey/sugar/maple syrup to taste (optional)


  • Add minced turmeric, ginger and fresh cracked pepper to 3 cups of water and bring it to a boil.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes over medium heat.
  • Remove from heat and strain the liquid.
  • Add lemon juice. Stir in the sweetener as required. Mix well.
  • Serve hot or cold.


  1. If fresh turmeric root is unavailable, ground turmeric can be used.
  2. For added flavor, boil lemon zest along with the other ingredients.
Turmeric orange juice: As a variation, squeeze fresh orange juice along with lemon.
Fresh Ginger Turmeric Lemon Tea
Keyword detox tonic, ginger tonic, ginger turmeric lemon tea, honey with turmeric, lemon ginger turmeric shot, lemon ginger turmeric tea benefits, turmeric and ginger juice, turmeric and honey

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