Learn how to make an Immune Boosting Turmeric Tea recipe to add to your morning routine. Just a few ingredients and 5 minutes are all you need for a powerhouse tea with lots of health benefits.
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With New Year’s resolutions and winter in full effect, it’s important to focus on overall health and wellbeing, including immune system support. There are many ways to do this, such as exercise, healthy eating, getting plenty of sleep, and supplements. Another way to support immune health is by drinking tea daily.
This post will show an easy recipe for how to make Immune Boosting Tumeric Tea, and discuss the benefits of various roots and spices in your diet.
Ingredients in Tumeric Tea
- Tumeric powder
- Fresh ginger slices
- Lemon juice
- Raw organic honey
- Cayenne pepper
- Filtered water
Health benefits of turmeric
There are many researched benefits of turmeric powder. Here are a few reasons to enjoy turmeric tea daily.*
- Curcumin is a bioactive substance that provides anti-inflammatory support and fights inflammation at the molecular level
- Increases antioxidant activity and protects the body from free radicals
- Boosts cognition and helps reduce the risk of brain disease
- May help lower risk of heart disease
- Helps reduce inflammation in joints and may help those affected by arthritis.
Other ingredients in turmeric tea
For additional health benefits, you can add fresh ginger, lemon juice, raw organic honey, and cayenne pepper. These will also add flavor and depth to your turmeric tea. Read on to discover just of few of the studied benefits of each and why you should add them to your turmeric tea.
- Fresh ginger: Ginger contains gingerol, which can help lower the risk of infections and inhibit the growth of bacteria. It has anti-inflammatory effects and can help with muscle soreness. It can also help with digestion.
- Lemon juice: Lemon contains vitamin C, which helps boost the immune system. It’s also been known to aid digestion, freshen breath, promote hydration, and support weight loss.
- Raw organic honey: Honey has antibacterial and antifungal properties, and can also help with digestion and sore throats.
- Cayenne pepper: Cayenne pepper may help boost metabolism, reduce hunger, and aid digestive health. It also gives the turmeric tea a bit of a kick.
Should you drink tea daily?
Teas are intended to be drunk daily to get the full benefits. They have a cumulative effect that has preventative and supportive health benefits, such as antioxidant support, improved digestion, immune support, and mental vitality, depending on the ingredients in the tea.
I try to drink turmeric tea daily, but if you forget, don’t have the time or want to have some variety, then TeaWell™ Organic Turmeric Spice is a wonderful way to support your daily tea habit. Not only does it include turmeric, but it also has the following ingredients.
- Green rooibos has powerful polyphenol antioxidant properties.*
- Elderberry supports a strong immune system.*
- Dandelion root acts as a digestive stimulant.*
- Panax ginseng helps revitalize the mind and reduces fatigue.*
You could add these ingredients to your homemade turmeric tea for similar benefits. Another variety to try is TeaWell™ Organic Matcha Green, with invigorating matcha and smooth sencha green tea. *
How to make turmeric tea recipe for immune support
- Heat 8-ounces of filtered water until very hot, but not boiling.
- Pour hot water over a few slices of fresh ginger slices in a mug or teapot. Let steep 3 minutes to bring out flavors and nutrients.
- Stir in ¼ teaspoon powdered turmeric, juice of ½ lemon, ½ tablespoon honey, and a pinch of cayenne.
- Pour tea through a mesh strainer if desired and enjoy immediately.
Low carb/low-sugar turmeric tea option
Turmeric tea is often sweetened with honey, which has it’s own health benefits and adds a lovely flavor. If you are on a low-carb, low-sugar or keto diet you can omit this. Or try substituting with a natural sweetener such as stevia sugar or liquid.
If you want even more tea in your diet, try my gluten-free Green Tea Matcha Waffles with matcha powder infused into the waffles.
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Immune Boosting Turmeric Tea Recipe
- 8 ounces filtered water
- 1 inch piece fresh ginger, sliced
- ½ tablespoon honey, use agave syrup for vegan
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
- ½ medium lemon, juiced
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- Heat filtered water until very hot, but not boiling. Pour hot water over ginger slices in a mug.
- Let steep 3 minutes to bring out flavors and nutrients.
- Stir in honey, turmeric powder, lemon juice, and cayenne.
- Pour tea through a fine mesh strainer if desired and enjoy immediately.
- If you are on a low-carb, low-sugar or keto diet, omit the honey, or substitute with a natural sweetener such as stevia sugar or liquid.
- If you don't have fresh ginger available, substitute with ¼-teaspoon ginger powder. I prefer fresh ginger much better for flavor, however.
- Ginger slices can be discarded after steeping.
Recipe adapted from Radical Beauty. Print, 2016.
Learn more about the benefits of turmeric here, as well as references used.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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What do you think about the absorption issues of turmeric in spice form?
Hi Qunol. I think you can still get plenty of benefits from it, but could always pair it with some sort of fat for extra absorption just in case.
Tristin Rieken says
I love tea and especially when it’s full of turmeric and all the amazing health benefits that come along with it. Thanks for sharing!
Pam Greer says
My husband is a huge believer in turmeric – he tries to consume it as often as he can. I can’t wait to make this tea for him, he’ll love it!
Yum! I could definitely use this right about now. Definitely perfect for this time of year with all the illnesses going around.
Lisa Bynum says
Ugh, I am getting over a cold RIGHT NOW! Pinning this for later. I usually pop zinc and vitamin C tablets to prevent or head off a cold. It won’t hurt to add this tea into the mix too.
An immune booster for sure, and so delicious!