Ginger Turmeric Tea!

 
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A Tea-riffic Way to Get You Through Winter!

With winter here and the holidays right around the corner, it’s time to introduce a tasty and effective new hot beverage. Not many people make it through the season without a few cold-like symptoms but with a batch of this ginger turmeric tea you can knock those out in no time! It contains a few key ingredients that help combat the common cold: Cayenne, Ginger, and Turmeric.

 

Cayenne

Cayenne is known for having anti-cold and digestive boosting properties. It can stimulate the digestive tract and helps the body metabolize foods faster. Cayenne also stimulates circulation, which helps us with the detox process.. flushing out the cold bugs faster!

Turmeric

 It contains curcumin, which is nature’s gift to us when it comes to inflammation. It is derived from a plant related to ginger known as Zingiberaceae and contains over 30 anti-inflammatory compounds, making it highly effective.

Ginger

 It contains sesquiterpenes, which specifically target upper respiratory viruses. It helps with detoxification and digestion along with having amazing antibiotic properties. Along with turmeric, it is also an anti-inflammatory and immune booster.

Black pepper

This makes a great addition to this tea as well since it also contains sesquiterpenes which helps boost the effectiveness of the turmeric by raising the curcumin levels by over 1000 times (!!). 


Ginger Turmeric Tea

 

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Top with a drizzle of honey, stir, and enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 serving 

8 ounces hot water

Juice of ½ lemon

1 to 2-inch piece of peeled fresh ginger

~Holiday tip~

Throw in a pinch or a stick of cinnamon while simmering for a festive and healthy addition!

1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar

1 teaspoon turmeric

¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

Pinch ground cayenne pepper

Honey (to taste)


I’d love to hear your fan-tea-stic cold recipes so head down to the comment section and send them my way!