• Nicki Lynne

Ike's Famous Turmeric Tea

So, my great friend Ike just came to visit and with him, he brought many gifts to share - but my favorite gift that he brought was his turmeric tea recipe (well, that and his top-notch pot).

Tea Time. Tea that heals you.

While preparing the tea he kindly explained to me that anything steeped can be a "tea" and that actual tea leaves are NOT a requirement. I had questions, people. He went on and on about how fabulous this tea was as a preventative, herbal, natural, delicious, everyday drinking concoction. Once I tasted it - I was sold.


  • 1/8 c Fresh ginger - peeled and cut against the grain to open up ginger for steeping (even grating would be good!)

  • 1/8 c fresh turmeric peeled and cut against the grain

  • 6 cups of spring water (obviously any water would work)

  • 1 Tblsp organic ground ginger

  • 1 Tblsp organic ground turmeric

  • 1/2 Tbls organic ground cinnamon

  • 1 lemon juiced (juice lemon the throw entire lemon into steeping tea)

  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (this is a very important ingredient as it inhibits metabolic break down of the turmeric in the gut and liver)

Throw these ingredients into a vat of water you bring to a boil and voila, strain and serve - it couldn't get much easier than that.

Honey to taste (or you can leave this out altogether)

Benefits of drinking this tea include but are not limited to;

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Anti-oxidant

  • Digestive stimulant

  • Immunity booster

  • Anti-carcinogenic

  • Turmeric tea has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It helps cleanse the liver, blood and lymph systems in the body. 

  • It aids in digestion and enriches the immune system's function. Prevents general infections and it is beneficial for inflammatory diseases. 

  • Turmeric tea has a significant effect over inflammation in the body and assists in rheumatoid arthritis.

  • The power of healing wounds and cuts in the body. It brings down the risk of developing an infection.

  • It's anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-carcinogenic properties that make it an excellent cancer fighter. It can restrict the growth of cancerous cells. 

I am a passionate Mother, Blogger, Author, Activist, and Survivor.
My hobbies include: Freedom, Food, Building and  Self Sustainability. I love to travel and meet like minded people.
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