Whether you have a cold or just need a boost of nutrients, this turmeric toddy is going to be your new best friend. I try and have at least one per week. And I'm sorry, but this one is sans booze. Save that for a great cocktail.
Based on extensive research and one incredible Duke study (here), turmeric is one of the most powerful spices we have and has been used by Chinese and Indian medicine for thousands of years. Another powerhouse related to turmeric? Ginger. I could seriously eat ginger ALL. DAY. LONG.
So what happens when you mix the two together and add in a dose of vitamin C and some anti-bacterial, mineral rich raw honey? Well, you get one major boost to your immune system.
1 pure ginger tea bag (you are welcome to dice up your own ginger for this too)
1 mug full of hot water
1 or 2 tablespoons of turmeric paste (see below)
1/2 of an orange, squeezed
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 cup raw honey
1 1/2 tablespoons turmeric powder
Mix together well with a spoon and store in a jar
Make the ginger tea as normal (in a tea cup, mix hot water with the tea bag). Allow to sit for 3-5 minutes.
Squeeze the orange and pour in lemon juice.
Mix together 1-2 tablespoons of the turmeric paste (depending on sweetness preference).
Sip and enjoy!