You may know turmeric as that spice that adds bright orange colour to your curry. But it’s not just a spice used in Asian cooking. This spice boasts SO many reasons to be using it in cuisine that we just can’t ignore it any longer. It’s also not overly powerful in flavour which means adding it to something like a herbal tea does a lot of good for your health, but isn’t overly potent on your taste buds!
Turmeric is high in manganese and iron, two essential minerals for the body to maintain a healthy balance. Manganese isn’t present in many things but is essential for the bodies health – many people don’t get enough of this and a lack of manganese isn’t good for the body, as it is used to heal wounds, balance enzymes within the body and is essential for nutrients absorption too.
Turmeric also has lots of proven health benefits, including; anti-inflammatory properties, rheumatoid arthritis relief, cancer prevention, promotes healthy liver function and lowers cholesterol. I could go on, but we’d be here all day!
Convinced about putting some turmeric in your tea? Yeah… we thought so!
Ingredients per mug
- Boiling Water
- 1/6 lemon wedge
- Tea bag
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
- Grated ginger
Just put all the ingredients in a tea pot (or, as I’ve not got one of those in my new house, a heat proof measuring jug!) Leave to brew for 3-4 minutes and then serve!
If it’s warm outside, why not leave the tea to cool and serve over ice as an iced tea?
What’s your favourite herbal tea?