ICED TURMERIC TEA August 02 2016, 0 Comments

                       
                                                    
                                            
Over the last few years it seems the world is discovering the benefits of Turmeric. In India Turmeric has always been considered a magical herb. For centuries Ayruveda used it for the treatment of many inflammatory conditions, and with good reason. Recent studies have shown that turmeric contains over two dozen anti-inflammatory compounds. In addition, many studies are showing that turmeric may even be better than pharmaceuticals in reducing inflammation. Maybe science is finally catching up with what herbalist have known all along.

We take turmeric daily. In many different forms. This ensures we are getting the amount of anti inflammatory compounds we need. We take Turmeric Tincture daily. I use fresh ground turmeric in my cooking and during the summer months we enjoy a few glasses of Turmeric Iced Tea every day.

Before I give you my Iced Turmeric Tea recipes, I want to begin by saying these recipes are starting points. Turmeric has a strong taste on its own. We add ginger and honey to make a tasty drink. Here are two recipes one using Turmeric powder and one for fresh turmeric root. You can adjust the amount of honey or any of the other ingredients for your own personal taste

                                              

ICED TURMERIC TEA USING POWDER
2 cups of water
3 Tablespoons of dried ground turmeric
2 Tablespoons of dried ground ginger
1 teaspoon of ground pepper
1/2 cup of honey
6 more cups of water

ICED TURMERIC  TEA USING FRESH ROOT
2 cups of water
6 inches of fresh turmeric root sliced thin
2 inches of fresh ginger root sliced thin
1 teaspoon of ground pepper
1/2 cup of honey
6 more cups of water

DIRECTIONS FOR BOTH POWDER AND FRESH ROOT
1. Add turmeric, ginger and pepper into a saucepan. Cover with 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 4 minutes with a lid on.
2. Remove from heat.
3. Add honey
4.Cover and let steep one hour to overnight
5. Strain
6. Pour in 6 additional cups of water
7. Cool and adjust taste as needed. 

Enjoy a few or more glasses a day. I love to add fresh lemon juice to mine. It makes it taste more like a lemonade..In India they drink large amounts of Iced TurmericTea. So feel free to enjoy.