Ginger and turmeric are used as spices, and as medicinal herbs due to the various health benefits they provide. They are both recommended in the treatment of inflammatory conditions, gastrointestinal problems, etc.
Gingerols are anti-inflammatory substances contained in ginger which make this herb great for treating arthritis and muscle pain. This herb also improves agility, reduces pain and swelling, helps digestion, and relieves intestinal gas.
When combined with turmeric, they make effective cure for cold and flu. On the other hand, the curcumin contained in turmeric helps cure inflammatory conditions like osteoarthritis and ulcerative colitis.
We present you the anti-inflammatory tea whose main ingredients, ginger and turmeric, will give you these and many other health benefits.
Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Ginger Tea – Recipe
- Freshly grated turmeric – 1 teaspoon
- Freshly grated ginger – 1 teaspoon
- Coconut oil or black pepper – 1 teaspoon
- Water – 1 cup
- Lemon and raw honey to taste
Black pepper or little fat from coconut oil will help the absorption of turmeric, since curcumin has low absorption, but rapid metabolism.
Boil the water and add the turmeric and ginger. Simmer for 10-15 minutes in a saucepan, over low heat. In case you use ground ginger or turmeric, boil for only seven minutes.
Strain, and add black pepper or coconut oil to improve the absorption of turmeric. Finally, add lemon and honey to taste.
Drink a cup of this tea on a daily basis for good health.
Breastfeeding and pregnant women should consult doctor before taking this strong tea, as well as any of these herbs.
Other people who need to consult a doctor before taking this tea, are those with a bleeding disorder, or people who take blood thinning drugs.
Via Elizabeth Rider