Ginger Turmeric Tea Recipe


Ginger Turmeric Tea

Makes 2 cups

I first learned of this flavorful, invigorating drink as a caffeine-free way to begin the day.  Both ginger and turmeric are proven herbal allies. Ginger is useful in relieving an array of digestive symptoms, ranging from cramps to motion sickness and indigestion. It’s antimicrobial and antioxidant[1]. Turmeric is the main ingredient in Indian curry. It is not a ‘hot’ spice, but has balanced, earthy flavors with peppery undertones. Turmeric is used in Ayurvedic medicine, and is known to have many health benefits, including protecting the liver against toxins and lowering cholesterol. Additionally, it is anti-inflammatory and antibiotic.[2]   This tea is truly a health-promoting addition to your diet – at any time of the day!

½ teaspoon freshly grated ginger, about ¼-inch of a 1-inch diameter root (peel before grating if conventionally grown)

½ teaspoon ground turmeric

1 teaspoon – 1 tablespoon local, raw honey (optional)

Bring 2 cups of water to boil. In a small teapot, or a quart-sized Mason jar combine the ginger and turmeric. Pour the water over the herbs. Cover the teapot or jar. Steep for 1 minute. Strain into two tea cups. Serve with the optional honey, added to taste.

This post was shared at Fat TuesdaySlightly Indulgent Tuesday, Real Food Wednesday, and Allergen Friendly Wednesday.

[1] James F. Balch and Phyllis A. Balch, Prescription for Nutritional Healing, (Garden City Park: Avery, 1997).

[2] Balch and Balch, Prescription.

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5 Responses to Ginger Turmeric Tea Recipe

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  2. Hello Ms. Dori, I salute you for being a good developer of New recipe’s that is good for the health.And I can say this Ginger Turmeric tea is pretty good.Two thumbs up for you Dori and More recipe’s to make in the future.Will definitely keep in tune. :)

  3. Sally says:

    Hi Dori – I’m just about to make this but realised I’m going to use fresh turmeric and your recipe calls for ground. What quantity do you think? I’m going to try 1/2 teas grated turmeric and see how I go :)

    • Dori says:

      Hi Sally,
      Thanks for the question. I’ve never tried using fresh turmeric – but I’ve got some in my refrigerator right now! I’m going to try using 1 teaspoon since doubling is recommended when substituting fresh herbs for dry herbs – most of the time. I’ll let you know how it turns out!

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