Ginger Turmeric Tea (Tonic)

This slightly sweet, tangy tea helps flush out the lymphatic system, acts as an anti-inflammatory and boosts the immune system. Serve warm or chilled.
By / Photography By Alfredo AƱez | January 01, 2015

Instructions

In a medium saucepan, combine water, ginger, turmeric and cayenne and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Lower heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly, leaving the lid on. Using a fine-mesh strainer, strain into quart-size glass container. Pour into clean saucepan and reheat. Add lemon juice and honey, stirring until it dissolves. Serve warm or cold. Store in the refrigerator for up to three days.

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Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 cups filtered water
  • 1 2 1/2-inch piece ginger root (about 2 tablespoons chopped)
  • 1 2 1/2-inch piece turmeric root (about 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped)
  • 2-3 dashes cayenne pepper
  • 1 lemon, juiced (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 4 teaspoons local raw honey
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