Turmeric is a root which is a relative to ginger and there are many proven health benefits to ingesting turmeric, but my primary focus for turning back to this delicious tea is the fact turmeric is able to help our bodies build immunity against potential or present viral infections.
The active ingredient in turmeric is called curcumin which also gives turmeric is unique yellow/orange coloring. Curcumin has been proven to provide anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties which is super important right now.
Kris Gunnars, a nutrition researcher with a bachelors degree in medicine has said that “Turmeric may be the most effective nutritional supplement in existence. Many high-quality studies show that it has major benefits for your body and brain.”
It is imperative that we all make the choice to eat and do the best things for our body and health right now like boost our immunity to surrounding threats like colds, flu and (here we go again)… covid-19. At this moment we all now each face an even higher likelihood of contracting any or all of these rampant viruses so we must strive to have our bodies in tip-top shape to give ourselves the best chances.
I will not go too much in to all the nutritional properties of turmeric because you can easily find all that information online and on credited sources by Googling “benefits of turmeric” so I invite you to have a look – for ease I have also included some fantastic and informative links to articles below.
What I will provide you with in this post is a simple instruction on making a 1 liter (4 cups) of turmeric tea which you can bottle and chill.
You will require:
5 or 6 pieces of turmeric (you an remove the outside layer if you want to, I leave it on)
4 cups water
1 Tbs cane sugar or honey (optional)
1 Tbs lemon or lime juice (optional)
This is too easy – chop the turmeric pieces and place them in to a medium sized sauce pan with the 4 cups of water and bring to a boil.
Add the sugar or honey and stir.
Allow to boil for 10-15 minutes, turn off stove, add lemon or lime juice and allow the tea to steep for 10 minutes.
You can drink a warm cup or bottle and chill. If bottling, do not cover or put the turmeric tea in to the refrigerator until it has completely cooled from the boil.
Turmeric tea is one of many great ways to spruce up our immune systems and virus fighting power right now. I wish everyone and their families safety and health.
P.S. Here are those informational reference so you can learn more about turmeric!