Take your morning warm lemon water ritual to a new level with the anti-inflammatory and detoxing powers of ginger and turmeric. This winter wellness elixir is packed with health promoting antioxidants which detoxify your liver and blood, and kick start digestion. This immune boosting recipe works wonders to treat a cold, sore throat, cough, seasonal allergies, fatigue, chronic pain, irritable bowel syndrome, and other digestive complaints. I prefer to use fresh turmeric root, but unfortunately this wonderful healing root isn’t often available in most grocery stores or markets.
Lemon Ginger Turmeric Tea
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh turmeric root or ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root or ½ teaspoon ginger powder
- 2-3 twists of black pepper (to increases turmeric’s bio-availability)
- Juice of ½ lemon
- 2 teaspoons raw honey (optional)
- 1 ½ cup filtered water
Combine turmeric, ginger and water in a saucepan on medium-high heat. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, make sure it doesn’t boil. Strain the liquid and pour into a mug. Add lemon juice and honey and give it a good stir.When you grate the turmeric root, be careful not to ruin your counter top or clothing as it can leave nasty yellow stains.