There is an explosion of turmeric products throughout health stores, where simple turmeric capsules are selling for $30 a bottle! The funny thing is that the contents are not much different than turmeric found in the supermarket aisle for just $2 a bottle. It’s simply convenience that wins! However, if you’re looking for the purest and most potent form of turmeric to truly take advantage of its captivating health benefits, then look no further than fresh turmeric root!
Turmeric is considered to be a medicinal plant, as it holds exceptional anti-inflammatory properties. While it’s been used for thousands of years to treat many ailments across the ages, it’s only been with all the heightened interest, that scientists are taking the time to investigate particular properties.
And they’re finding some pretty mindboggling health benefits. In fact, so far over 150 therapeutic properties have been recognized. Turmeric scavenges out free-radical damage, which is harm caused by a poor diet, stress and chemicals from certain foods.
Leaving these toxins to build within the body, is a sure fire path to the formation of multiple diseases and cancer. It’s the powerful antioxidants contained in turmeric that reduce inflammation, soothes your digestive system and wake up your immune system to life.
Ginger not only adds a lovely spiciness and flavor, but also contains some health properties of its own. Due to its active substance called gingerol, it mimics the same anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that turmeric exhibits, which makes for an ultra-potent double punch combo!
Ginger can help to soothe any digestive issues, and also halt the growth of cancer cells. With more and more diets focusing on disease prevention, this tea serves as a great addition for peace of mind against rapidly growing cases of modern-day illness.
The addition of echinacea tea will see you racing through the colder seasons without any sign of colds or flus! This immune boosting tea also goes hand in hand with any detoxes that you embark on, as it helps to flush harmful toxins from your system, lifting the veil to all that extra energy as your body begins to thank you.
Looking for more tea recipes: Make sure to check out my Fasting Tea Recipe with Healing Spices, my Liver Detox Tea with Ayurvedic Spices, Moringa Tea, the Natural beauty Booster or my Iced Detox Tea with Tropical Flavors.
Ginger Turmeric Tea for Immunity Boost
- 3 cups purified water
- 1/2 inch ginger piece peeled and grated
- 1 turmeric root peeled and grated (or 2 tsp ground turmeric)
- 1 chamomile tea bag or 2 tsp dried chamomile flowers
- 1 echinacea tea bag
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 tsp pure maple syrup
- 4 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- Add ginger, turmeric, cinnamon and water into a kettle and bring to boil over medium heat.
- Cover and simmer for seven minutes, then strain.
- Add the chamomile and echinacea bags, and infuse for five minutes.
- Strain, add the orange juice, lemon juices and maple syrup, mix to combine, divide into serving glasses and drink warm.
Jess @choosingchia says
This looks like the ultimate immunity booster Ana! Love that the recipe uses fresh turmeric in it!
Yay, turmeric love tribe!! Thanks so much, Jess <3
So glad I found this recipe! So easy and full of flavor. I added a pinch of cayenne to mine and subbed in honey for the maple syrup. Turned out great and cleared up my congestion fast! Thanks so much for sharing!
Happy you like it, turmeric is such a favourite in my kitchen!