My yummy home-made turmeric ginger tea recipe & its health benefits

Veganuary is upon us and I have started thinking of using more healthy herbs in my diet. I have come across a lot of turmeric ginger tea recipes and I have developed my own one to make it also tasty and delicious. I have never been a great fan of ginger but as it is so healthy I wanted to give it a go. Turmeric ginger tea can help with several health issues. I have done some research and I have found out lots of interesting benefits. 

 
For instance, drinking a cup of ginger tea before travelling can help prevent the nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness. You can also drink a cup at the first sign of nausea to relieve the symptom. Useful in improving digestion and increasing absorption of food, ginger tea can beat the bloating after eating too much especially after the festivities. 
 

Health benefits 

Reduce inflammation – Anti-inflammatory properties
Ginger contains anti-inflammatory properties that make it an ideal home remedy for muscle and joint problems. In addition to drinking ginger tea, you can also use it to soak inflamed joints. 

Improve stomach performance – Detoxifying 
Useful in improving digestion and increasing absorption of food, ginger tea can relieve the bloating after eating too much. It also thins the bile, which isa carrier of toxic waste products.

Antidepressant 

In combination with turmeric ginger can be used to effectively treat some depressive disorders.

Blood-sugar balancing

Turmeric and ginger can help lower blood sugar levels and fight insulin resistance.

Fight respiratory problems 
Turmeric ginger tea can help relieve congestion associated with the common cold. Try a cup of ginger tea for the respiratory symptoms associated with environmental allergies. 

Improve blood circulation 
The vitamins, minerals and amino acids in ginger tea can help restore and improve blood circulation that may help decrease the chance of cardiovascular problems. Ginger may prevent fat from depositing in the arteries helping to prevent heart attacks and stroke. 

Relieve menstrual discomfort 
This one is for all women suffering from menstrual cramps. Try soaking a towel in warm ginger tea and apply it to your lower abdomen. It may help relieve the pain and relax the muscles. At the same time, drink a cup of turmeric ginger tea with honey. 

Strengthen immunity 
Ginger tea can help strengthen your immunity due to the high levels of antioxidants in ginger. 

Relieve stress 
Ginger tea has calming properties that may help lower your stress and tension. This is thought to be due to a combination of the strong aroma and healing properties.

The key to getting all these health benefits is to use high-quality spices, preferably certified organic or use fresh turmeric and ginger root. 

To make a good ginger tea, all you need is fresh ginger and filtered water. The rest of the ingredients are optional, but it might taste better with a little honey in it, as well a splash of fresh lemon juice. Camomile flowers, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, or an Echinacea tincture can be also be added to the tea but are optional. Don’t add everything at the same time. You should try your different combinations and adapt them to your taste too.

Ingredients

Serves: 3

  • 2 roughly cut ginger roots
  • 3 cups filtered water
  • 2 generous teaspoons of raw honey
  • ½ juiced lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground turmeric
  • a splash of coconut milk to taste. 

Method

  1. Add 2 cups of boiling water to your blender.
  2. Add turmeric, cinnamon, ginger and blend.
  3. You may wish to strain the mixture into your cup with a wire mesh strainer but you don’t have to if you don’t mind you’ll have some grit in the bottom of your cup.

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