Prep 1 min
Cook 10 mins
Adapted from The Seasonal Detox Diet, by Carrie L’Esperance. There has been a lot in the news lately about the amazing healing properties of turmeric, a free-radical-fighting antioxidant-rich spice that has been hailed as a defense against both cancer and Alzheimer’s.
- 2 cups water
- 1⁄2 teaspoon powdered ginger
- 1⁄2 teaspoon powdered turmeric
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1⁄2 lemon, juice of
- Bring water to a boil, then add powdered herbs. Simmer for 10 minutes.
- Strain tea into a mug, add maple syrup and lemon, stirring to combine. Drink warm.
I am so glad I found this recipe. I have a teen son with cancer, and have studied on foods that can possibly help later in his years with recurrence etc. Apparently, turmeric is one of the most powerful spices there are, along with ginger and green tea. I read a book called Anti Cancer: A New Way of LIfe. Studies show that a pinch (just a pinch) of black pepper increases the power of the turmeric by 1000 times. I dashed it in my tea and although it doesn't look pleasing, I didn't taste any difference! This has grown on me, a die hard coffee and diet coke drinker. My son likes it too. Thanks!!!
I didn't really like the taste but if it is good for me the taste was not gross but 4 stars. I also used a local honey instead of maple syrup as I prefer it and that is what I had on hand. I added a pinch or pepper based on Deana Walker's review, thinking what harm could it do? I may make this again.
I have made this tea several times, whenever I feel a cold coming on I start drinking it. The taste is unique, but it will grow on you. I adjust the ingredients to my taste. To me it's a comfort drink when I'm under the weather. Easy to make too! Thanks!