This turmeric tea is excellent for helping your body digest fat and it also helps support the body’s natural detoxification processes. Although it is called Turmeric tea, it contains a good amount of ginger too. Both turmeric and ginger have been used in Ayurvedic medicine (ancient Indian form of medicine) to help with digestion and to support the liver. Their role in supporting the liver is why these two medicinal agents are often referred to as ‘detox aids’.
Recently, the combination of turmeric and ginger has shown to have synergistic anti-inflammatory benefits in a study. What the study shows is that this combination can help to reduce inflammation in the body. This particular recipe of turmeric tea that I am sharing here has been handed down generations and an Ayurvedic doctor shared this with me. I have been consuming this tea regularly and I have also shared this with my ‘Healthy Weight loss’ program participants. It has helped me and my clients to improve digestion and reduce inflammation.
What are the benefits of Ayurvedic Turmeric Tea?
This Ayurvedic turmeric tea is anti-inflammatory and it also helps improve digestion. It helps the liver to digest fat and to detox better. It helps to burn fat and is therefore beneficial for weight loss and for losing belly fat.
This tea also helps to overcome a flare faster.
What are the ingredients in this Ayurvedic Turmeric Tea?
It consists of ground turmeric, fresh ginger, whole or ground cinnamon and fresh lemon juice. You can add a pinch of sea salt for flavor.
Is there caffeine or tea in this Ayurvedic turmeric tea?
This tea does not have any tea leaves or caffeine in it. It is completely caffeine free.
How often should you drink this turmeric tea?
This tea can be consumed once daily. If you are unable to have it daily, then it is recommended to have it periodically for one week at a time at least to help support a healthy liver and body.
What is the best time to drink this turmeric tea?
The best time to drink this tea is on an empty stomach for example first thing in the morning.
- ½ cup filtered water
- 1 inch whole cinnamon stick or ¼ tsp cinnamon powder
- ½ tsp freshly grated ginger (or ½ tsp dry ginger powder)
- ½ tsp turmeric powder
- pinch sea salt
- ½ tsp lemon juice
- Boil the water in a sauce pan. And add cinnamon, ginger and boil for 2 mins. Then turn heat off and add the turmeric, salt and lemon juice. Stir and strain using strainer. Let cool a little bit and then sip it slowly while warm.