Ginger Mint Turmeric Tea to Heal a Cold

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All natural turmeric tea with fresh ginger, lemon and mint is a soothing concoction that I cook up when I feel stuffy and congested.  Fall is here and so are the sniffles and dry scratchy throats. Taking meds for fall allergies is not my favorite remedy. I usually try natural methods and this turmeric tea infused with fresh grated ginger and mint is one of the effective remedies I’ve tried. It unclogs my chest and I get this soothing, warm feeling in my throat when I drink it. Sometimes I add some honey, but most times I just add some stevia or just drink it plain. I use good quality mint tea bags but all the other ingredients I add to my turmeric tea are all fresh and natural. The turmeric gives it an exotic golden color and the lemon, mint and ginger give it a subtle flavor that makes it a soothing concoction that tastes soooo good! Don’t take my word for it. Just try it next time you have the sniffles!

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Why it works:

Turmeric is an ancient spice that is loaded with anti- inflammatory properties and antioxidants. It is considered a healing spice in many cultures and has been used widely in ancient medicine. It has a soothing effect when ingested and aides in quick healing. Raw turmeric is more potent, hence adding it to tea will help you get maximum benefits. Ginger, another strong anti-inflammatory helps stimulate perspiration, which cleanses the system and brings down the body temperature. Ginger also aids as cough suppressant. Lemon acts as an antiseptic and its anti- inflammatory qualities soothe the irritated membranes in a sore throat. Lemons are also high in vitamin C which strengthens the immune system.  Mint helps to kills bacteria and viruses. The menthol in peppermint effectively thins mucus and breaks up phlegm. It provides relief from coughs and congestion. Together all these ingredients pack a powerful punch into this healing turmeric tea.

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Turmeric Tea

Ingredients

  • 1 Tea bag mint tea (or 1 tsp loose mint tea)
  • 1/2 Tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 Tsp ginger (grated)
  • 1 Tsp lemon juice (or juice from half a lemon)
  • 1 Tsp fresh mint leaves
  • 1 Tsp honey, maple syrup or stevia

Directions

Boil water or microwave for 2 minutes
Steep mint tea bag or loose tea in a tea ball into hot water for 2-4 minutes
Stir in fresh grated ginger, turmeric and lemon juice
Add fresh mint leaves and sweetener
Strain tea and drink up!

 

Comments

  1. I am a new convert to turmeric tea! I had a knob of fresh turmeric and sliced it and steeped the turmeric coins. It loved the flavor! Will try your version as well.

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