Daily Ginger Tea

The benefits of ginger and turmeric are incredible.  Not only does this tea have to potential to boost your immunity & enhance your body's anti-inflammatory response, it will also help prepare your digestive fire (agni) to efficiently assimilate food into nutrients.

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If you're up for it, try incorporating ginger tea into your daily morning routine.

YOU WILL NEED:

1 inch fresh ginger root, washed

1/2 inch fresh turmeric root OR 1 tsp turmeric powder

4 cups water

Medium pot & lid

METHOD:

  1. Grate roots OR thinly slice (option to peel)

  2. Combine with water in pot & bring to a boil

  3. Turn to low, cover & simmer 5-10 minutes

  4. If using turmeric powder, add that last

  5. Serve as is, or strain.

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS . . .

  • This ratio, may be quite concentrated; if you'd like to mellow it out a little, dilute by filling your mug halfway with ginger tea and adding equal parts warm water.

  • For an additional boost, add a pinch of ground black pepper to increase turmeric absorption in the body.

  • If you know you won't have time in the morning, make it the night before.

  • I like to leave it on the stove and drink it warm or at room temperature throughout the day (and even into the next day). Sometimes, I even find other purposes for my excess ginger tea, such as:

    • Incorporating a small amount in recipes that call for water

    • Adding it to soup (like miso) or kitchari

    • When heating on the stove, using it as a facial steamer to help facial oil/moisturizer penetrate & absorb into the skin

    • Letting it cook down even more & using the concentrate (decoction) to flavor kombucha or herbal medicines.