The use of this beautiful yellow spice dates back as far as 3000 years. Originated from India and Asia, turmeric has been known to reduce all sorts of problems our body’s may experience. After numerous hours of reading, I’ve come to know this spice has been known to treat liver problems, gastrointestinal issues, inflammation such as arthritis, and respiratory problems such as asthma. It also contains anti-coagulant properties! Continuous research is being done today regarding its effects on the prevention of cancer development, which I find super interesting.
On January 3rd I returned from my New Years ski trip with two beautiful, painful and severely inflamed blisters on both heels (I thank you ski boots). By 5 pm the next day, I had full on canckles. I was hobbling at work. I decided to try an alternative approach to healing my battle wounds. I turned to turmeric tea. Happy to say, they healed up faster than I expected. The swelling, redness and constant pulsation disappeared after 3 days of consuming this tea on a daily basis after my return.
TURMERIC FACT: Curcumin in turmeric naturally comes insoluble to the body which makes absorbing its nutrients into our bloodstream difficult. In the most simple terms: When you consume turmeric along with black pepper, it changes the properties and allows the spice and its wonderful goodness to be absorbed. For this reason, I have incorporated pepper corns into this recipe.
What You Need
– 2 cups of Water
– 1 1/2 tsp of Ground Turmeric
– 1 Cinnamon Stick, or 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
– Pinch of Ground Nutmeg
– Pinch of Ground Cloves, or 5 Whole Cloves
– 1 tsp of Fresh Ginger, or 1/2 tsp of Dried-Powdered Ginger
– Orange Peel (as much as you like)
– Almond Milk or Normal Milk
– 2 tsp of Fresh Orange Juice
– 1-2 tsp of Honey or Maple Syrup to sweeten
2.) Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce to a medium simmer.
3.) Let simmer for 15 minutes.
4.) After 15 minutes, remove from heat and let stand until all the sediment has reached the bottom of the pot.
5.) Filter your contents into your mug or bowl.
- If you don’t have a cheese cloth, you can use a coffee filter. Just make sure you don’t get a bunch of the spice sediment into the paper filter…you’ll be standing there for a while waiting for the tea to strain through. I personally prefer the cheese cloth…but be prepared to stain it a beautiful yellow :)
6.) Once you tea is strained into your bowl, add your optional add-ons. I usually add honey instead of maple syrup, but either work. The tea doesn’t need a lot, trust me!
I hope you try out this recipe, it’s super delicious and nothing but lovely. Also, check out my take on the PSL!
Stay gold (like this tea!),
What did you think of my take on this tea? Lemme know your thoughts below!
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