April 7, 2017
Living in a colder climate, it’s important to keep your body warm during the long winters.
I have recently found a tea that warms me from my head to the tips of my toes. Turmeric, ginger tea is my answer to a cold winter day, or a lethargic body.
I recently read up on the health benefits of turmeric and wanted to add it to my daily wellness routine, so I went out and bought a small tincture of extract. I has been adding it to my smoothies, but I quite like the taste of turmeric and thought it was a shame I couldn’t really taste it over the other blended ingredients.
That is when I decided to pour boiling water over about 40 drops of the turmeric extract and make a tea. But, something was missing so I looked around my kitchen and came across some fresh ginger in the fridge. I ground some ginger into the tea and after steeping for about 2 minutes, I had a delicious spicy winter beverage!
I am all about simplicity and this tea is such a simple treat.
Both herbs also have quite a few health benefits.
Turmeric has been known to help treat indigestion, combat colds and increasing research is being done on its’ effects against cancer. Turmeric is also a great anti-inflammatory herb, and can help heal inflammation throughout the body. Studies on turmeric as an anti-inflammatory show that it works as good if not better than conventional drugs, and has fewer side effects.
Ginger has a lot of important functions. It can be used to help with menstrual pain. It has been used to relieve motion related sickness and nausea. It is known to be anti- inflammatory, and can help the body heal from inflammation. Ginger has been shown to have antibiotic effects. I personally notice ginger helps my digestive system relax and can help my spastic colon. Ginger has also been shown to have anti-biotic properties and can help against the common cold.
With the great taste and all the health benefits of Ginger Turmeric tea, there is no reason not to make this part of your daily routine.