Lemon Ginger Turmeric Tea Recipe for Cold Season
Cold season is here, and we’ve got the perfect comfort tea to soothe those sniffles and sore throats. This is our go-to drink when we’re home sick and crave something hot to sip.
Lemon Ginger Turmeric Tea is full of warming ingredients that not only taste delicious, but can also ease the symptoms of your cold:
Lemon: Lemon may help reduce inflammation, detoxify the body, reduce respiratory symptoms and provide antibacterial benefits.
Ginger: Ginger is considered an anti-inflammatory food, and can help with digestion, reduce nausea, ease joint and muscle pain, clear sinuses and improve circulation.
Turmeric: Turmeric is super trendy these days as an anti-inflammatory food. It may also be an immune-booster, antifungal and good source of antioxidants.
Cinnamon: Cinnamon is often used to aid digestion, boost the immune system and warm the body. It may also have antibacterial and antifungal benefits.
Honey: Studies indicate that honey relieves sore throats and coughs. Honey also has antimicrobial properties. Please note that you should avoid feeding honey to children under the age of 1, since young babies are susceptible to infant botulism.
Green Tea: And of course, we can’t forget the tea! Studies indicate that green tea can help decrease the duration of colds and flus. Regularly drinking green tea may also help boost the immune system and decrease your chances of getting a flu.
Lemon Ginger Turmeric Tea Recipe for Colds
Sip this warming ginger lemon tea to help soothe the symptoms of your cold this winter:
2 cups water
2 tablespoons Apple Ginger Green Tea
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon fresh chopped ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon honey
1 lemon wedge
Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan; whisk in turmeric, ginger and cinnamon. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 8 minutes, then add in tea and let steep for 2 additional minutes. Strain tea into a large mug. Mix in honey and lemon. (Remember that turmeric can stain, so be careful not to spill your tea on your favorite sweater or tablecloth!)
If you love lemon, add in an extra squeeze. Prefer it less sweet? Skip the honey. For some extra kick, try adding a dash of black pepper or cayenne pepper.