A simple turmeric tea recipe that takes 4 ingredients & 10 minutes. Don’t wait for cough and cold, have this fresh delicious turmeric tea everyday and boost your immune system. Have it hot or chilled!
Gingery, tangy, earthy and sweet, this turmeric tea is the best way to take turmeric.
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 healing ginger turmeric lemon tea 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 turmeric tea as a drink with lunch or dinner for a flavor boost AND better absorption of nutrients.
benefits of turmeric tea
This recipe for turmeric tea combines turmeric, ginger, pepper and lemon, each ingredient a king of flavor and nutrition in its own right.
what does turmeric do?
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.
Ginger is widely used as a herbal remedy for cold and flu. It also relieves pain, inflammation, nausea, reduces gas and improves digestion. (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)
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)
want to improve your immune system?
for general health and well being
want an amazing caffeine-free drink that is tasty AND healthy?
DRINK. THIS. HUMBLE. TURMERIC. TEA.
how to make turmeric 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 if needed. This turmeric tea tastes great without any sweeteners or any added ingredients.
Have this turmeric-ginger-lemon tea hot…
more recipes with turmeric to boost your immune system:
- lentil soup with turmeric
- omelet with turmeric and vegetables
- lemon rice recipe with brown rice
- Indian lamb curry
- chickpea curry soup
4 ingredient turmeric tea recipe
- 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. Add sweetener if required. Mix well.
- Serve hot or cold.