Ginger and Turmeric are amazing plants with several health benefits which range from antioxidant effect to anti-aging properties. The active compound of turmeric, Curcumin possesses anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric is also used in treating such diseases as Alzheimer’s disease.
The anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric is employed in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. It is also used in lowering blood lipid levels of cardiovascular disease patients.
There are different ways of preparing ginger turmeric tea but here i shall discus 3 amazing ways to prepare turmeric tea that will serve your taste and health benefits.
How to Prepare Ginger Turmeric Tea
1. With ground turmeric and fresh ginger
Ingredients: 2 tea spoonful of ground turmeric, 1 tea spoonful of fresh grated ginger, honey and orange/lemon.
Steps in preparing turmeric teal
- Heat 500ml of water in a kettle or pot, add the ground turmeric and fresh ginger and allow to boil.
- Once it boils, take the kettle or pot down and allow simmering for about 5 minutes.
- Strain through mesh
- Add honey, orange or lemon to tast sweet and serve.
2. With Ground Turmeric; Without Ginger
Ingredients: 2 tea spoonful of ground turmeric, a pinch of ground black pepper, lemon and honey.
- Add the turmeric, pepper, and lemon in a kettle or small pot.
- Whisk together and heat till it boils.
- Take the kettle or pot down immediately it boils and allow to cool.
- Strain through mesh and add honey.
- Serve your tea.
3. With Fresh Turmeric and Fresh Ginger
Ingredients: Fresh turmeric and ginger, black pepper, lemon/orange and honey.
- Cut both turmeric and ginger into small slices
- Put them into a pot, add lemon, pepper and about 500ml of water to it.
- Heat until it boils and remover from heater.
- Allow it to simmer for 5 minutes.
- Strain with a mesh and add honey and serve.
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