Simple Turmeric Tea Recipe

Anti-inflammatory Turmeric Tea
Lots of people have their go-tos when feeling out of sorts. I have my teas. I got a little experimental adding a massive dollop of turmeric to my spice tea. It seemed to do the trick and given the amount of this sweet ambrosia I have been drinking all week, it is shocking that I haven’t turned completely yellow. Turmeric tea, however, is here to stay.Turmeric Spice Turmeric tea is a serious drink, not for the faint of heart. It might just cure every last ache, pain, and woe-is-me in your life. After all, anything is possible. Over the years I have been enjoying a turmeric tea, if not daily, definitely a few times a week.  I love loading my teas with loads of anti-inflammatory herbs to keep inflammation down and the immune system healthy. One of the most popular posts and recipes I’ve ever written (besides the ditty on Arbonne), is this one. I had been to introduced turmeric as an herb in tea while running a retreat in St. Lucia and have been hooked since.

Why Turmeric?

Inflammation is running wild in our bodies these days, leading to all kinds of seemingly disconnected symptoms, from joint pain to food allergies to digestive troubles. Turmeric’s active ingredient curcumin is one of nature’s most powerful anti-inflammatory herbs.

12 Health Benefits of Turmeric

Most often, we enjoy turmeric when flavouring (and gorgaliciously colouring) our favourite Indian curries. Turmeric is what gives these dishes that orange glow (and it unfortunately stains your counters and blender). You can also find it as a whole root, if you’re lucky to live somewhere where that’s available, but most often I use the dried, powdered version.

Basic Turmeric Tea Recipe

Turmeric Tea Recipe This is my original turmeric tea recipe and it makes an excellent jumping off place if you’re just starting to experiment with turmeric in your beverages. This one is very simple and very effective. As you acquire a taste for turmeric tea, you may find you can tolerate and enjoy increasing the amount of turmeric you use. Print
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Simple Turmeric Tea Recipe

  • Author: Meghan Telpner
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x


  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of clove
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • tsp fresh ginger (optional)
  • pinch of fresh ground black pepper*
  • As much turmeric as you can handle! Start with a teaspoon and go up from there.
  • 12 cups of water
  • Raw honey to sweeten
  • Milk sub of choice (I went with fresh coconut milk, but almond and hemp would both be delicious)


Slow and steady stove top method

  1. Simmer herbs and water together for 10 mins.
  2. Strain out and add honey and milk.

Fast and furious blender method

  1. Boil water in your kettle and add to blender (a blender with gradual speed increase will reduce likely hood of pressure from steam of boiled water exploding out of your blender).
  2. Add in spices and blend until smooth and unified in colour.
  3. Strain out tea and add milk and honey.

*I have included black pepper in this recipe as studies show it aids in the absorption of curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric. I happen to be allergic to black pepper and so I omit it.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins

Make It A Turmeric Tonic

The difference between a straight-up tea and a tonic, is that we’re now introducing a few additional herbs along with higher amounts of fat. Turmeric Tea Recipe Ingredients To craft up this powerhouse drink, I added some other top notch anti-inflammatory herbs to the mix including cloves, cardamom seeds, goji berries and a pinch of cayenne. I tossed in the power fat hemp seeds for their anti-inflammatory omega 3s, as well as organic clarified butter (also known as ghee) for its gut-healing and nervous system-fueling medium chain saturated fats. Fat is a pretty important part of any herbal tonic. See, herbs have different medicinal components to them, some of which are water soluble and others that are fat soluble. When you add a shlop of fat to your herbal bevvys, you’re getting the best of both worlds – the full medicinal kapow. And you could always use coconut oil if you kick it vegan. I sweetened the brew with a little dollop of raw honey. This is truly culinary nutrition at its very, very best – something that tastes super amazing, and fuels every cell of your body with bullet proof health. And this, my friends, is the next level, bullet proof Turmeric Tea Tonic recipe. Drink it in the best health ever! Print
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Turmeric Tea Tonic

  • Author: Meghan Telpner
  • Total Time: 3 mins
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x


An anti-inflammatory elixir for immune health.


  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • 1/2 tsp up to 1 tsp dried turmeric powder (work your way up!) or 1 inch fresh turmeric root, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom seeds
  • 1/2 tsp whole cloves or 1/4 tsp ground
  • pinch of cayenne
  • pinch of black pepper (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp Goji Berries
  • 2 Tbsp Hemp Seeds
  • 1 Tbsp Ghee or Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tbsp honey, or to taste


Blender Method

  1. Place all ingredients in your high speed venting blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour through a fine mesh sieve and enjoy.

Stove Top Method

  1. Place water, turmeric, cardamon seeds, cloves, cayenne and goji berries into a pot and simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Strain out liquid and allow it to cool, then blend with hemp seeds, ghee and honey. You may choose to put this back on the stove to heat to desired sipping temperature.
  • Prep Time: 3 mins
  • Category: Drinks + Smoothies

See, we Culinary Nutrition Experts all have our faves.

As these recipes have become increasingly popular over the years, your questions have continued to roll in. I have put together an FAQ to hopefully help get you on your Turmeric-Tea Loving way!

FAQ On Turmeric Tea

Turmeric root(Turmeric root in abundance!)

What kind of turmeric do you use. Is it the same one as the turmeric in the spice section of the grocery store?

It is! I always choose organic, non-irradiated spices. Frontier Organics is a great spice brand.

I only have ground spices, not whole. Can I use them in the same quantity that you have in your recipe?

Yes, you can absolutely use pre-ground spices! You would likely want to use slightly less, and may be able to skip the ‘straining’ step if they are ground very fine.

Is it possible to make the tea with fresh turmeric?

Absolutely! And it’s even better with fresh in my opinion. You’ll likely want to start with 1/2 to 1 inch of fresh ginger, scrubbed and chopped fine.

Should I add black pepper to my tea concoction since they say that it boosts the effects greatly?

I have added black pepper to the recipes as options. Piperine, an active ingredient in black pepper can make the curcumin more absorbent when curcumin is taken in supplement form. As a whole food, as we’re using it here, the naturally occurring oils and addition of fat in the tonic version, many of the fat-soluble properties will be readily absorbed.

Can I empty out a couple of turmeric/curcumin capsules into the tea in place of the turmeric seasoning from the grocery store?

You can, but it might be little bit of a waste. I have personally never tried the capsules but they are a concentration of the active component. When using in culinary applications, I typically recommend sticking to a whole food form and saving the capsules for therapeutic dosing.

Does a supplement (pill) of turmeric have the same effect? I don’t like tea.

You will get some similar benefits from a turmeric supplement. There is also a lot of benefit to the synergistic effects that happen when you combine these spices- not to mention the lifestyle benefits of sitting quietly and sipping a cup of warm, homemade herbal tea.

I notice you say to add as much turmeric as you can handle, but how much is too much per day?

There aren’t really limits as we’re using it in culinary uses, not therapeutic doses. One or two cups of this tea a day is no problem, unless your natural health care provider has advised of a potential contra-indication. Typically with natural foods, your body and taste buds tell you when you have had enough.

Could I get same results placing the ingredients in an empty tea bag rather than having to strain the water every time?

You could definitely simmer all of the ingredients in a large tea bag, or even a small sack made from cheesecloth. However, placing the ingredients in a tea bag and letting them steep in a hot water as you would a for a green tea, wouldn’t get out all of the medicinal constituents.

Why do have to use milk in the recipe?

You don’t have to use anything you don’t want to! The milk is nice as it adds a creaminess that balances the flavour, and the fat in the milk can also help increase the absorption of the fat-soluble constituents.

How much milk substitute do you use?

Is a glug a technical term? Usually just enough to mix in and make it creamy looking and tasting- maybe 1/4 of a cup?

Why does your recipe say to strain the tea? And how do you do it?

I include straining the tea in the directions as if you are using whole spices, even after blending, they are likely going to be a little chunky. I love straining my teas that use whole herbs to ensure a smooth consistency. I use a small mesh strainer like this one.

Could turmeric tea make your skin yellow? I’ve heard about people who drink too much carrot juice and their skin turns yellow.

Turmeric tea will make your skin yellow if you apply it yo your skin. If working with fresh turmeric, it may turn your fingertips yellow as you cut it. I have never heard of anyone turning yellow from drinking too much. In fact, I have heard of people using it as a tooth whitener, but I’ve never been brave enough to try.

This tea turned my blender yellow! What do I do?

Celebrate that you’re putting your new appliance to great use. Turmeric may stain the inside of your blender yellow but it will fade over time. Some have said leaving your blender out in the sunshine will help remove the yellow. I just let mine go in the cycles of yellow to not yellow depending on what I am making.

After boiling the root, can it be used again as in smoothies? Will there still be nutritional value left in the root?

Similar to juicing, or making nut milk, after you have cooked the turmeric, what is left behind is mostly just fibre. You have pulled out all of the magic so there isn’t a huge nutritional benefit to eating roots after they’ve been boiled out.

Is anything lost by not stovetop-ing or blending the mixture? Couldn’t someone just microwave the water, and (tenaciously) stir the mixture after it is placed in?

I don’t ever recommend microwave use. The simmering and/or blending helps break down and draw out some of the medicinal constituents. If you really, really, really don’t want to bother, your best bet is to boil a kettle of water and stir in the spices that way, but you won’t be getting as much benefit.

Can a make a pot of this in advance and store it in my fridge?

You sure can! It is best fresh or consumed in 2-3 days. And when you are reheating, do it over low heat on your stovetop.
Turmeric Tea  


  1. Hi Meagan, this tea looks absolutely Yummy!
    I will try it today but only have ground cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and turmeric. Can I use them in the same quantity that you have in your recipe? Thanks :)

  2. I saw your “tweet” about this last week and have been drinking it almost every day since then. OMG, I LOVE it. I leave out the cloves (hate ’em) and admittedly, I like a lot of honey in it. But it is SO GOOD!

    And when I have leftovers, I put it in a mason jar in the fridge, and in the morning, I use the cold tea as the base liquid for my banana smoothies. Heaven!

  3. This is actually very similar to a nightly concoction I’ve been brewing too which is: 1 cup unsweetened almond milk + 1 tbsp of ground flax + couple of drops of stevia + as much turmeric as I can handle :)

    I can’t wait to try your spiced up version!

    Hope you’re feeling peppery and bright soon :)

  4. Yum, I’ve got a pot on the stove now — seems like just the perfect pick-me-up for the end of this crazy week!!!

  5. it is too early in the morning and i am up with my munchkins and laughing out loud that you read my post! i had NO idea you would “find”that! i do sincerely enjoy your blog…it is just so refreshing and easy to read! so thanks for doing it!

  6. Hi Meghan, thanksfor posting this wonderful recipe! I am always looking for ways to get in some turmeric, and this tea tastes great. I added in some cardamon, and a little cayenne pepper (I like it spicy), so it turned out like a turmeric chai. Yum! And now I also have a beautiful yellow colored blender : )
    I love your blog, you always make me smile. Thanks for that too!

  7. I’ve never thought of something like turmeric tea, but it sounds amazing. And perfect for staying healthy and warm during this crazy winter!

  8. Just tried this! <3
    I used coconut 'mylk', some vanilla bean, stevia&honey combo, and drink it with an extra stick of cinnamon for prettiness. :P I also pressed it through a french press, but somehow it was too think and wouldn't strain well, had to let it trickle out reallllll slowly. Still tasted amazing though! thanks for this! i'm loving the benfits of the tumeric! <3 <3

  9. I made two pots this weekend, and even the boyfriend tried some.

    I think cayenne will only help! Can’t wait to try it out as the new next batch! This is going to be my default — and it sure makes the place smell good!

  10. Meghan, this is a genius and delicious recipe! I have been trying to find ways to get more tumeric in my diet….so this is perfect. Thank you :)

    For all of you trying this tea…this may seem fairly obvious, but: do not brush your teeth after drinking this. I made that mistake this morning and now I have a funky ( but bright!) yellow tooth brush ;)

  11. Turmeric is amazing!! The research on Alzheimer’s has also inspired research on eye health. (I have some info on my site, if anyone’s interested.) I love the idea of making tea out of it!

  12. Is it possible to make the tea with fresh tumeric? I’ve only been able to find recipes using powdered tumeric. I always have fresh on hand.

  13. I know this will sound a little silly, but how do you strain it? I tried a coffee filter and that didn’t work. I also just drank mine “straight” no milk – it was really yummy.

  14. I knew there were special benefits to tumeric but this drink sounds so delicious and very palatable!

  15. I will try this for sure as I could use it for several of the cures listed. If I can’t have the tea daily, will a tumeric capsule do the trick just as well? I have some laying around that should be used up.
    thanks once again for your wise words, Tara

  16. i’ve been drooling over this recipe all week, and will be trying it tonight as i didn’t have tumeric. :)

  17. I have to admit i was a little hesitant about this tea Meghan… but it’s SO good!!! What a great stress reliever last night! I love the chai flavors and such a great way to use tumeric. This may become a nightly routine! :-)

  18. I’ve been meaning to try this since you posted it and this morning thought i’d see about making a dent in the turmeric supply (we seem to accumulate it by not just small jars-full). It was just what i was hoping for. the cinnamon gives it a nice sweet spice, and the nutmeg a nice subtle floral hint, lovely way to have a decadent-feeling tea without the annoying caffeine jitters or chamomile tummy jumbles (chamomile and I do not get along). Now i may just have to try some of the other suggestions and recipes.

    Thanks for the great blog. I was diagnosed with UC..ummm…nearly 12 years ago. Docs said diet wouldn’t matter. finally got sick of all the drugs (HATED Imuran, and couldn’t remember to take the mesalamine). Discovered if i don’t eat eggs or milk products, my gut is happy. also significantly reduced availability of processed foods; so vegan it is. and my gut has been behaving like a gut and not a foreign object. rather nice, really.

    *i will however say that the hospital visit 8 years ago was a wake-up call and i appreciate the fact they could get me back on track. yes, surgery was mentioned, and numerous drugs tried. The infliximab did its job though and i got to go home. I prefer the method of changing lifestyle so that meds are not necessary rather than abusing the body and trying to fix it with meds. besides, there are so many yummy recipes and exercise is rewarding, and when your gut says your killing yourself, perhaps it’s time to listen and look at your life. I suppose i’m a bit dense and needed a bit more aggressive prodding than some :)

  19. according to your # 3 – my grandfather has Alzheimer’s :( while i don’t remember all of the details, my mother told me that a doctor did some research on my grandfather’s family and said that anyone in this bloodline should up their intake of turmeric so as decrease the chances of us getting Alzheimer’s. Turmeric seems to be a cure-all! thanks for sharing this. i am a tea lover and am definitely going to try out this tea! hugs!!

  20. How about a Green Tea-Turmeric blend, and along with the Honey, add some Bee Pollen!!!

    I wonder how much of the goodness of Turmeric dies in the boiling process?

    Is Turmeric a root?
    How do you buy this whole, and where in California?

    Take care!

  21. I have a question, do you think it would be all right to boil say a liter of plain turmeric tea from powder and store it in a plastic bottle at room temperature (here in the tropics that’s around 27-31 deg C) for a week? I only want to drink around a cup a day and I don’t want to be boiling so often since I only have limited access to a stove.

  22. hi Megan,
    Got your blogsite from my massage therapist. Where do you get tumeric root/ fresh tumeric? Is it callled anything else?
    i have powdered tumeric but don’t know how active the ingredient is anymore.
    thanks, Judy Hirsch

  23. I love this idea and will try it!
    I put tumeric and a few whole cloves and sperment in my homeade chicken soup and my mexican rice sometimes. Tumeric is awsome, tea? wow thanks!

  24. Hi Meg! I love this article!
    I have one question, could turmeric tea make your skin yellow?
    I’ve heard about people who drink too much carrot juice and their skin turns yellow.

    Thanks so much in advance!

  25. Hi Meagan,
    thanks for the info and receipe. Like Anna – i have UC and im looking for alternatives also. i have not tried this – but will. will the pill version work also? not sure that i would be able to make the tea daily – so just looking for a second choice.

    Happy Holidays!

  26. Meghan…….Just finished my first cup of Turmeric Tea via your recipe…….YUM YUM YUM!!!…..Thank You! Cant wait to try some of your other recipes. Blessings to you!

  27. I currently take MS CONTIN for my pain. It is not working very well right now. My doctor will not increase dosage. Is there something else out there that works better?? I’m on SS so price is a big issue, and I can’t afford a prescription drug plan with all the bill I have right now. Any help would be appreciated.

  28. I just found your site via my new roots and have been reading and reading all night! Now sipping some of this tea and I LOVE it – like a caffeine free chai. I’ll definitely try it with raw cacao/cayenne in the future as well.

  29. heres what I do daily:
    I take one vegi-cap, I fill it half with organic ginger and half with organic turmeric and swallow. It clears up my brain fog, and reduces the aches and pains in my back and knee. The ginger helps with my digestion and makes me just feel nice.
    I also make salad and put powdered ginger and turmeric into the dressing (fresh garlic, dark olive oil, ume plum vinegar and apple cider vinegar).

  30. Just tried this and LOVE it. Thank you! I notice you say to add as much turmeric as you can handle, but how much is too much per day? Also, not sure if you can answer this one because of legal/safety issues, but my mom is on medication for high blood pressure and I read somewhere that people on those kinds of meds should be careful with turmeric. What is your opinion on this?

    p.s. I’ve been having pain from inflammation in my foot, and the only thing that helped was honey bee venom, but I couldn’t tolerate the shots in the sole of my foot (and I’ve been through some pretty serious [read: aggressive] Korean acupuncture!). I just drank this tea and -I kid you not- the pain went away about 15 minutes after drinking it. I’m hooked!

  31. YUM! This is awesome. I’ve been just throwing fresh turmeric and lemon and ginger into water and letting them steep and sort of drinking it like that, but this latte idea is making my heart sing.

  32. Thank you for sharing your recipe for tumeric tea. I am harvesting about 20 lbs. of fresh tumeric root out of my garden and I was looking for ways to use it. I love your tea! I have increased the spices and added cardomom powder for an added flavor. Thanks again!

  33. I have dried turmeric fingers I bought from a local Indian markets. How can I use these to make the tea?
    Thanks so much!

  34. I just googled tumeric tea as I am looking for something natural that combats inflammation. Found your website. Thanks so much. Anyway, I was anxious to get started and rather than boil any ingredients, I used a natural Indian chai tea loaded with spices cardamon, cinnamon, and added a heaping teaspoon of powdered tumeric. It was was delicious. And the pain in my foot and knee from arthritis went away after about 20 minutes. I plan to drink this at least once per day. I just purchased some almond milk for variations on the basic tumeric tea. So happy!

  35. Hi I just made this tea and it’s delicious but it’s dyed my brand new vitamix hello : (
    Do you know of any methods to get the yellow stains out?

    Thanks for all you do!

  36. I made the tea and it’s really wonderful. I had seen another recipe that had suggesting boiling 4 cups water and adding 1 Tablespoon Turmeric to the water once it’s come off the boil for 10 min. I combined that one with yours. After the 10 min I whipped it all up in the blender. My question is, how much of this tea should someone drink who is trying to boost metabolism to help with a weight loss plateau? Any ideas?

  37. I heard of a similar version of this from Dr. Sanjay Grupta, who only warms 1 cup of almond or coconut milk. In your cup place 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. turmeric, 1/4 tsp.ginger and make a paste by adding 1 tsp. agave or honey. Then pour warm milk over and stir, fairly continuously while drinking. I’ve drank this now for three days and have great results. Some may feel its a little strong in the spices and can adjust some if needed. I will try the suggestion of clove however. Thanks

  38. Hi,

    if you add black pepper to turmeric it will enhance the properties of it by 2000%, says a scientific study (somewhere over the.. internet!) No seriously black pepper is that amazing, so please do a search a find out about it. Black pepper can enhance the properties of any super herb/spice in general.. cheers to good health!

  39. I heard for turmetic tea last year but i still don’t drink it. If that tea is really natural pain killer that would be great! :)

  40. I hate the taste of turmeric, but I keep hearing of its amazing health benefits, and Turmeric is supposed to kill cancer cells for people on a ketogenic (high fat, low carb, low protein) diet.. I’ve found it does actually make nice tea–I like its strong, exotic flavor (like incense), but ONLY in a tea. I haven’t found any food I like it in. I like to put the powdered turmeric in my glass coffee pot with some water, and let the electric heating element keep it just the right temperature. The water never boils, but it’s hot enough and stays that way so that I’m sure it’s extracting the goodness from the turmeric. Then when I pour it out into my cup (a hot drink whenever I feel like it) to drink, I add a few tablespoons of coconut oil, which helps the body to absorb the curcumin. The tip about the pepper is interesting, will try that.

  41. Hi, i have two bulging discs in my back so alot of inflammation and pain. Tried this tea today and amazingly some of my pain is gone!! I was wondering if anyone knew how many cups a day i should drink? Any advise greatly recieved x

  42. Going to try this tea recipe.Having a shoulder op on 20th May, tore my right shoulder rotator cuff (mountain biking). Have been off alcohol now for 15 days trying to detox but this sounds like an awesome way to detox and for my body to be on after my operation!

  43. Hi Meghan,

    Thank you for your enthusiastic approach to nutrition and health! It’s inspiring. I stumbled on this recipe while perusing your website today and thought it sounded great, but I wanted to try an “iced latté” version for summer! I brewed the tea as suggested using 1c water, strained, sweetened with honey, and then whirled it in the blender with ice and a very ripe banana. Tasty!

  44. Thank u so much for this turmeric tea recipe. I have been thinking how to make turmeric tea n now here it is. I am going to try it since I am a diabetic with hypertension. I always look for natural treatment. I have been drinking cinnamon tea or ginger tea but now I will try turmeric tea. thanks once again

  45. I am trying to find dosage equivalents and use directions for the raw root as opposed to the powder. I have to admit I did NOT read all 4 years of comments. Any help?

  46. Thanks so much for the receipe which looks delicious.. I’ve been checking out the one that looks the most to-my-taste, and I’ve found it.
    I am unable to take anti inflams (drug style) as had a brush with mortality using naproxen and been wanting to try turmeric for arthritis and all the other good reasons. I’ll let you know how it goes.. Joyce x

  47. I’m in the same boat Bobbie. How can I use the raw root (and not go through 4 years of comments :)
    Meghan, I am at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in Ottawa right now, and your name came up in class. Everyone LOVES you!!! I’ve had “The Undiet” for several months now and it’s the first thing I recommend to all my fitness clients. I want to be just like you when I grow up ;) Thanks for being so quirky and awesomely knowledgeable!

  48. I have been drinking turmeric tea for about five months for osteoarthritis pain and it has worked wonders. I usually boil the root with fresh ginger, cinnamon sticks, cloves, a tsp of cayenne and sweeten with honey. After the tea cools I strain and refrigerate and drink daily. I would like to know if after boiling the root if it can be used again as a paste in smoothies? Will there still be nutritional value left in the root?

  49. I was wondering what kind of turmeric do you use. Is it the same one as the turmeric in the spice section of the grocery store?

  50. Hi Meghan…just came across your blog on Tumeric tea. I have fibromyalgia and had west nile twice so the chronic pain can get very intense at times. I heard about tumeric but was unsure how to use it. I am drinking some right now but used very limited amounts to start and will build from there. I will let you know how it helps…thanks

  51. I made this and it was gloppy is the only word i can think of. It was never like a tea. I added it to soy milk and it turned to sort of snot consistency. was it the soy that made it like that or one of the spices?

  52. Love this tea…thanks so much! Im a colon cancer survived sice 2011 I change the way I eat juicing and eating raw veg and Fruits, One thing I couldnt fine a subs was the chai late i drink every day w almond milk. So glad I found this substitution. Can wait to try other recipes! Blessings!!!

  53. Fresh Turmeric & Ginger (sliced), cinnamon,cayenne pepper,Nutmeg. Plus I added two cuts of fresh sugar cane Bolied then simmered for 10 mins, after straining I added acacia honey then finished off with coconut milk. Thank you for the great post :)

  54. The only thing missing from this recipe is a bit of oil (a good half to whole teaspoon unprocessed, organic coconut oil – or olive oil if you prefer) which protects the turmeric’s chemicals through the stomach, and a couple grinds of peppercorns Which increases absorption of the active chemicals by upward of 2000 percent! These are included in most “golden milk” recipes which is basically what you are making – albeit this recipe is not as effective without the two missing ingredients. :)

  55. I would add to what some of the folks already said, which is that turmeric has little to no benefit if you do not add black pepper. So, I love the look of the recipe, especially the ginger (mmm), but there aren’t any benefits, it’s scientifically proven, unless there is black pepper in it.

  56. This tea is so good. I say it is as good as a pumpkin spice latte without the coffee.This fall I had 2 surgery and 3 cortisone shots in my back for Osteoarthritis both in my neck and lower back. Afterwards I had insomnia so bad I was awake till 3-4 in the morning for about 3 weeks. In an effort to cleanse my body, around December 1st, I started drinking the tea around 6-7 pm. I was falling asleep by 9 pm and sleeping all night. My inflammation has subsided and I can function well.
    Using this tea this is what I have learned:
    Turmeric must be mixed with black pepper to be absorbed. ( ¼ cup turmeric and ½ teaspoon ground fresh whole black pepper)I just keep that mixed up and take a teaspoon when I make the tea. I didn’t know I should add Coconut oil. But I do add that to my coffee. I will try it in my tea.
    Is there a limited amount of turmeric you should have a day? I have read and heard different things anywhere from 500 mg to 2600 mg.
    What can I use to make the tea. It stains my pan and it is difficult to pour the tea from the pan to my teapot without spilling it. I have a gas stove, is there a special tea pot I can use to cook it in.

  57. […] turmeric tea recipes, so I decided to make a batch last night. I worked off of this recipe here: Turmeric Tea. I really liked her recipe and how simple/easy it was. I made a larger batch (just increasing […]

  58. I thought this was great. I didn’t have cloves and I added a bit of black pepper as I’ve read it helps with absorption. I also didn’t need honey or mylk. Kind of reminded me of chi tea and some detox teas I’ve tried. Really good!

  59. This looks like a great recipe and I love turmeric tea – but just want to share with the group that turmeric is contraindicated for pregnant or breastfeeding women and people with bleeding disorders or those who take blood-thinning drugs.

  60. If I wasn’t to use the root and used a good tumeric powder from whole foods market, will that do the trick? And the same for the ginger?
    And must you have black ground pepper, that I love?
    The thing is. . . If people are saying how they have the relief from this and other recipes, or just the tumeric. . . . without the black pepper. . . Then that to me is the answer right in those statements of people who say it has worked for them, and without the black pepper. With that said , it would be nice, if we could find out if this is true. And this is the first time I have heard of this. I usually just dash tumeric on or in something. But I love Teas, and especially Chai Tea. I have daily coconut oil in my diet. So no need to add to my tea. I am going to try this Tea, and make a batch for others. How long can it be stored inn your Fridge??? And to stay fresh, and insure it will still be potent with it’s medical properties??? TY :)

  61. The Recipe is so delicious and tasty. I have tried many such similar recipes but none have worked so great for me. Thanks a lot for those detailed and step by step instructions that made it easier to get the job done in no time. I love almond milk and I am greatly fascinated by its health benefits around us. Here I also have some info regarding almond milk that will be a great value to all its readers.

  62. Hey Meghan, I just had a question for you, that haven’t seen addressed anywhere else: is anything lost by not stovetop-ing or blending the mixture? Couldn’t someone just microwave the water, and (tenaciously) stir the mixture after it’s placed in? And yes, the definite subtext to this question is “i’m lazy”.
    Many thanks, Jeff

  63. Thanks! Loving this recipe, just made it for the second time in two days. I also added vanilla powder. Instead of milk I’ve made it bulletproof with butter and some cream and also cacao butter and blended. It’s Soooo yummy! Like a super healthy chocolate chai!

  64. Thanks for the recipe I am a dancer and have been struggling with pain in my wrists and shoulders for months. I’ve been drinking this shit at least 2 or 3 times a week and it’s making such a difference!

  65. love this drink it all the time I sometimes add monk fruit sweetener when out of honey but cant get my family to drink it any suggestions?

  66. Tried it several times, LOVE IT!!!! Today I’m trying to do it in a teabag and see if that works! It hurts me too much to strain it. Yes I have pain in my hands I really hope this helps me…n

  67. Hello Meghan,
    A co-worker suggested having turmeric, honey & either lemon or ginger combo into a tea to battle pain. I googled turmeric to learn more & get a tea blend. Up comes your site. I used your tea blend (minus cloves & “milk”). It tastes great & can’t wait to see the effects.

  68. Looks like the best recipe I have seen out there. Waiting for organic turmeric to arrive from Amazon. Looking forward to trying it soon.

  69. In my personal Experience ,Turmeric has many healing properties for skin. It’s a natural anti-inflammatory so it reduces redness or other skin irritations.

  70. Dried turmeric fingers? I have never seen those! I would guess you’d want maybe 1 sliced up? Or about 1 Tbsp worth?

  71. Meghan, I LOVE this recipe and am I ever glad I found it!! Delicious, most definitely!! Soothing to the max =) I use fresh turmeric and ginger root ground up in the blender for a more powerful taste. Then added coconut oil and liquid cayenne drops from your turmeric tonic recipe: super delicious!! Shared the recipe with my Jamaican mum who just loves it!! She said it really helps her aches and pains. Thank you so much!! ;-)

  72. Could this be made in a Kerug coffee maker? It would strain out the tea as it brews! I’m still going to brew it on the stove but just asking if this is possible. Can’t wait to try it.

  73. Thank you all for the original recipe and comments with suggestions. I had not liked turmeric, yet I bought a fresh tuber along with some fresh ginger and was looking for ideas on how I could use it. I find this tea to be quite pleasant. It’s a keeper. Thanks! BTW, I couldn’t find the inflammatory turmeric tea mentioned in someone’s comment. Might you send that to me?

  74. Thank you for this recipe. It was tasty. I always peel and freeze my ginger which makes it super easy to grate. I make my own almond milk ( 1 c almonds soaked in water overnight- next morning drain and rinse then blend in vitamin or blender with 4 c water.) then strain pulp thru cheesecloth and use pulp for future baking recipes. I learned a lot from and I think she would love this recipe. I used a splash of almond milk with 1 & 1/2 c water to simmer the herbs but I would use 1 c water next time. Sweetened with local honey and nunaturals stevia. Your recipe rocks! Thank you again

  75. This smells delicious as it simmers!
    One question: Is it normal for the turmeric & spices to turn into a kind of jelly? Is this what you’re straining out?

  76. Okay, I have been trying to get turmeric into my life. This seemed like a good idea. At the end it didn’t have quite the spice I wanted. I steeped it with a roobio ginger tea tea bag and added a bit more honey. Now it seems perfect. Thank you.

  77. I’d like for you to post your credentials to the page with proof that you’re a nutritionist because I find that point to be highly suspect. ANY nutritionist would KNOW that turmeric is NOT an herb. It’s a root. There are very SPECIFIC difference between roots, herbs, and spices. If you’re getting extremely basic information incorrect how are we to trust that anything else you’re saying is truthful and correct?

  78. Hi Meghan,

    I start every day with a mug of boiled water and the juice of half a lemon which is supposed to stimulate/detox the liver. I had been told not to drink it at night because you shouldn’t stimulate your liver late in the day. If the turmeric tea also stimulates the liver, should the tea be taken earlier in the day? Thank you.

  79. Thanks for the recipe, am trying it right now. I have arthritis in my hands…hope this will help with the pain and swelling. Can you drink it everyday.
    It does taste good.

  80. I am newly interested in Turmeric as an anti-inflammatory. Doing some research I got the idea that the benefits of Turmeric can be unavailable in some forms. One website is offering a very pricey concoction. Does steeping the Turmeric make it available?
    I am about to try your recipe for the first time.

  81. I am looking at this for health benefits due to Deteriorated Disk Disease. I was looking at measuring this to gallon size. Does it retain health benefits for, I would say around 1 week?

  82. Is it possible to put allspice in place of the cloves and nutmeg? Also, I see a lot of the turmeric teas online have lemon as one of the ingredients. Would it be beneficial to add lemon to this tea somehow?

  83. Hi Meghan! I’ve been drinking the tumeric tea about 3-4 times a week for the past 3 weeks. I was just wondering if anyone else has experienced this strange side effect…sweaty and stinky feet!!!! A co-worker is also experiencing this… Thought this might give you and your readers a good laugh if nothing else…

  84. I started taking turmeric three days ago. I have almost chronic lower back pain and I don’t like over taking NSAIDS. I also take an anti depressant. Today I noticed how much better my mood is. I wasn’t manic or feeling high but I felt genuinely happy. I take 500 mg 1 x daily. I’m hoping it helps with the disc Inflammaton too, Thank you!

  85. Just made a Turmeric Tea for the first time, using fresh turmeric and ginger. Love it! Warm and comforting on a grey ‘Spring’ day. Thanks!

  86. Hi Meghan,
    I am obsessed with this recipe. Would I be able to add the spices in the blender with room temperature water and than boil it on the stove? I can’t put hot water in my Nutribullet but I think it would be good to blend it so that it could come out smoother. Also for the black pepper, is just regular black pepper that I can add? Thanks in advance


  87. I am just starting to have a cup before bedtime.. 1 boiled 2 cups of water with 1teaspoon of raw turmeric powder. Added 3 spoonfuls of raw honey and 2 spoonfuls lemon juice. Honestly I was wondering why blogs say that it tastes good but for me, the taste was so aweful that I almost cannot take in. But then I have to drink it considering the health benefits.. I wish I can take more of these as much as I can.

  88. I wouldn’t recommend adding boiling anything to a blender, as most have plastic parts! Great recipe though

  89. In a cup of hot water I place a green tea bag, a small teaspoon of turmeric powder and a small teaspoon of a high quality coconut oil (full of acid lauric). That’s unbeatable. This mixture helps so much our body to self heal and prevent diseases.

  90. I made mine with coconut milk and it is delicious! I’m hoping it will clear up my congested sinuses. Thanks :)

  91. I bought the turmeric supplement, but decided to grind it into powder form and add it to my tea. Should it have the same anti-inflammatory benefits?

  92. Dear Meghan i’m very interested in your Turmeric tea ,how log will it be before you feel the benefits.i have lots of pane in my joints anti inflammatory problems yours maggie Loftus Kitimat

  93. I’ve been making the tea for about 2-3 weeks now and straining it before drinking. I’ve been using powders except with ginger, which I slice. All noticeable black pepper remains in the strainer. Will that reduce the effectiveness of the drink?

  94. Hi There,
    Sometimes I can’t spend 20 minutes making a cuppa in the morning so on those days I simply use a quarter teaspoon of turmeric powder, sprinkle black pepper then add hot water stir and drink.. Tastes good although I’m not sure if I’m getting good absorption?

  95. Have you noticed any problems with teeth staining? I have close to 100 turmeric plants in the ground that I can’t wait to incorporate into my diet! I will definitely be trying your teas and tonics. Thank you!

  96. Hello, this recipe sounds amazing! I have all the ingredients but couldn’t find the coconut milk and I might try it with regular milk tonight since I want to start right away. Is that ok?

  97. Tasted great! Left out ingredients I didn’t have on hand but what I did have on hand in my cabinet like TUMERIC, cinnamon gave me an idea of what to expect. For some reason I thought TUMERIC would be horrible. Drinking for the anti inflammatory benefits. Presently on prednisone and looking for alternatives.

  98. Thanks, been using Tumeric as a spice on my meats, and lentil dishes, more than a good dash but, I haven’t experienced the taste of the Tumeric alone, hence the search for a straight up tea!!! Hope it doesn’t turn me off!!! Then I would be forever searching it in my dishes!!! I have been using pepper along with it. Well here goes, I don’t have cardamon, and will have to make the ghee by cooking out the milk solids from the butter. Cheers and thanks again!!!

  99. I thought I might be the only person who is allergic to black pepper! Surprised not to be alone in the ban black pepper club. My family hates looking for pepper in my house

  100. Hi Meghan,
    Thanks for these recipes. I am trying to give up my morning caffeinated tea and would really like to try these.
    I do have a little bit of an “odd” situation, in that my husband and I are full time RVers in a small trailer. One of the luxuries I have given up to live this lifestyle is a blender and food processor : / Is there a way that you can recommend that I can accomplish that step without the food processor?
    I plan on trying to make a weeks worth of the spice mix for the basic tea recipe so that I don’t have to try and make it every morning.
    Would that be possible with the Elixir recipe since it has the oils?
    Thanks for any help!

  101. Can this tea help with the common cold/sore throats??
    Have been looking for a recipe/how to make it for a while. Can’t wait to try this tomorrow. Have all the ingredients for the basic tea ??

  102. I have been using Turmeric for about 5 mos now.. it has worked wonders for my arthritis pain.. have bought curcumin with black pepper added capsules too.. I love learning about all the health benefits of the naturals.. I’m excited about trying the turmeric tea.. how do you think hemp seed oil would work in the tea.. just a thought..thanks so much love all the new ideas..

  103. So I was surfing the web for different ways to take in turmeric. I have in the past purchased a tea that was combined with gunpowder green tea it was yummy. So I purchased the ingredients myself. Today i tried the turmeric, green tea, cinnamon and a teaspoon of coconut oil and a pinch of honey! yum Thanks for the cinnamon idea :-)

  104. Hi Megan , thanks for writing all of this on turmeric tea , I have played around with your recipe for a few days now and have made some lovely turmeric tea, I added cardamom pods ,pinch of cloves ,teaspoon of nutmeg and cinnamon black pepper and turmeric only one teaspoon at first but I am getting braver . I’m hoping this will help my fatty liver and the burning abdominal pain I get on a daily basis. Thankyou x

  105. Turmeric is sooooo healthy for you! I always have it during the winter months and honestly it helps me from getting sick. I absolutely love your recipe. It tastes amazing. But there are times when I don’t have time so for those times I bought a pack from and it is one of my favorites on the go! Love it. Thank you for sharing.

  106. Can the turmeric tea be made ahead of time then reheated? Loved this tea would like to have on hand at work

  107. I haven’t tried your recipe, yet. Just found it while searching. But I’ve been drinking turmeric tea for a while. Actually only started because the turmeric dulled the taste of my ginger tea, so it became ginger and turmeric tea. Would just like to say that just drinking ginger and turmeric has improved my health dramatically. I guess it’s time to add some more good stuff.

  108. Have been reading about the benefits of tumeric and came across this tea recipe. Thought I would make a couple of cups. Had everything but cloves. I was expecting I would have to force this down but willingly because of the health benefits. To my surprise, I thoroughly enjoyed the whole 2 cups! I like it just as much, if not more than my honey vanilla chamomile.

  109. Hi Meghan. The first time I made this tea, it had the it was watery just like tea. I like it very much. I am not sure what I have done differently other than adding more tumeric, but it seems to be thicker, more like a sludge. Should it be watery or sludgy? Could it be that I am boiling it too long or too hard? Should it just be simmered? Thanks for your help

  110. Eye opener amazing how a few common spices mixed together can be so benifitial in so many areas of the body

  111. I stumbled on this recipe because I wanted to know more about what tumeric does for the body and its benefits. I did everything except the cloves and milk because I didn’t have any. I found this refreshing and want to now drink it and replace it for coffee. Thank you !

  112. Can cajuan pepper be added to tea? does this tea interfere with precribed meds for high blood pressure or cholesterol?


  114. Funny, I just put my spices in the same jars! They sure don’t stack as well as I’d hoped, making it a bit of a disaster some times, so, I bought round magnets from the craft section and glued one on the bottom of each jar. Tadahhh! Love that turmeric tea! It’s helped me get my blood pressure numbers down med free.

  115. Hi Meghan. Thank you for the recipe! I read a question above asking about subbing for the black pepper, and as well, noted that you said you’re allergic to that. Just wanted to offer the info that cayenne pepper actually acts as a facilitator of the cucurmin in turmeric in addition to, or even in place of, black pepper. If not using black pepper, simply increase the amount of cayenne recommended in yours or any other recipe. Due to chronic inflammatory affects of West Nile Virus, I ingest quite a lot of organic turmeric on a daily basis (the whole herb as is recommended here, not a fractionated herbal-constituent product) “enriched” with both fresh-ground black and cayenne pepper added. Turmeric is my friend indeed. Thanks again for the recipe.

  116. This site is amazing. I’ve been researching Turmeric and this site is by far the most detailed site out there! Answered in simple layman terminology. Thank you for all the information.

  117. Fantastic site! Said it all about tumeric. Heart warming for me cos I started trying out tumeric tea today.

  118. I have arthritis and asthma .. the tumeric tea has really helped me to sleep better and wake up being able to move much better ..
    The stiffness returns quickly but no pain.. thank you !!!

  119. I bought ground tumeric at the store tonight and was wondering what to do with it, so I hit up Google and found your recipe. This tea is ahmazing. It tastes very much like chai to me. Next time I’ll add a splash of vanilla extract, and I might try maple syrup instead of honey. Yummy! Thank you for this recipe.

  120. This tea is absolutely delicious! So shocked at home tasty and filling it is.

    I wonder what has congealed. One of the ingredients, or all together, has congealed during the simmering process. What causes this?

  121. Many thanks for being my own lecturer on this subject.
    I enjoyed your own article quite definitely
    and most of all appreciated the way in which you handled the
    areas I widely known as controversial. You happen to be always really kind to readers like me and let me in my existence.
    Thank you.

  122. I would like to know if tumeric could be added to a fruit smoothie? I love my fruit smoothies with blueberries, strawberries, ice and juice. Could I just add the tumeric to that?

  123. I added a pinch of cayenne to speed up circulation which helps decrease inflammation and could be substituted for black pepper to avoid allergy

  124. What a great recipe. Didnt have all the ingredients though still so good. Made with the blender. Gets frothy! Hoping to try full recipe.

  125. Thank you, I’ve been wanting to make and try turmeric tea and this is a delicious recipie. I did not have the dry herbs, so I used quality essential oils of cinnamon, ginger and black pepper, just one drop of each. Do you think using essential oils has the same efficacy as the dry herbs?

  126. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful recipe that is not only tasty, but also wholesome for our body & mind. Its so much easy to make, looks so delicious. I like it so much!

  127. Hi, i was wondering if i could make a large batch of the tumeric tea at a time? Just using the spices, honey and a dash of water, simmering down a bit then store in the fridge to use as a syrup to add hot water and milk to.

  128. I just tried your tea recipe and I thought it tasted great. I bet that combination of spices would be really good if added to water or broth used to cook rice. Can’t wait to try that. Thanks for your recipe!

  129. I am making the tonic and really like the flavors, but I am not liking the hemp chunks. I like the flavor of them but when I am drinking I don’t do chunks. So should I be leaving them, grinding them, or draining them off?

  130. I am on Eliquis for AFib- but need to rid my body of inflammation….. is it safe to take Tumeric in any form? I am kind of confused. Thank you!

  131. I am excited with your advice on turmeric. I live where I only use microwave to warm food but no cooking. How can I benefit – what is the simplest way of making this recipe without cooking?

  132. I use local raw honey in many things but am trying to work blackstrap molassas into my diet. Could i use that in my tumric drinks or will the warmth ruin the health benifits of the molassas?

  133. Looking to try a turmeric tea recipe, precisely because of its cancer fighting properties and this is a winner! I did look at Dr. Weil’s basic recipe and it seemed like it might be less interesting. This is quite good! I will try to incorporate it!

  134. So I found your site by way of (ooh shiny) or(squirrel) meaning I was researching the harsh and potentialy harmfull medication my dogs vet has put him on for arthritis (he is an old large..not over weight Rottweiler…) And some how tumeric came up…and then …and then …and now I am at your site!!! Lol…I have researched all of the ingredient for their safeness and effectiveness for dogs..and low and behold I Believe my ole man and myself will be relaxing and tending to our bodies together by drinking your tea and tonic recipes! Thank you so very much! (Funniest part) I seriously was looking to alleviate the harsh chemicals given to him and thought these recipes will also benefit me and some of my chronic aches and pains!! None of your ingredients were shown to have any adverse reactions when taken with my furbabie’s prescription and his vet is excited to know if I see any improvement..or changes. Especially on his down time from the meds…this down time is because the meds are dangerous if taken for extended periods of time…so I am excited to see also!!

  135. I prefer to make batches of stovetop items. I see that you said this can be done with either recipe. Do you still get the same benefits by drinking either cold? Obviously adding the ghee/coconut oil would not work, but for the anti inflammatory benefits would those still be experienced?

  136. Hi,
    I was wondering could you mix all the herbs together and store in a jar or keep them seperate.

    thank you

  137. I have just made the simple turmeric tea for my husbands chronic pain. I thought he would fight me drinking this tea. To my surprise he drank it without a problem. He said it was the best tea he’s had in a long time! I hope it helps ease his pain. Thank you so much for this recipe.

  138. I have chronic knee pain. I have been prescribed diclofenac but the side effects can damage the heart. When googling how much turmeric you can take in a day it seems only the tablets doses are given. Which would be 500 mg 3 times a day. You say start with a tsp and go up from there. I would like to know how much is to much. I don’t want to continue taking the diclofenac if I can avoid it

  139. Can I make the tea without coconut milk or ghee and just use raw turmeric, ginger, pepper and cinnamon? Can I stir it in the fridge and drink it as cold tea or do I have to drink it hot?

  140. Excellent recipes! Some further suggestions:
    1. I drink turmeric teas as often at room temperature as I do when still hot. They are tasteful and healthy alternatives to drinking mere water.
    2. Straining the ground spices is optional. I’ve yet to experience “oversteeping”.
    3. Don’t ever miss the chance to include Cardamom!

  141. am interested in using tumeric as a poultice, have heard it is effective in treating infections of the skin. do you have any proportions to use in a poultice? thank you!

  142. I am 77 yrs. old and extremely over weight with very painful arthritis, is there a recipe with turmeric that would help me? A response would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

  143. Does anyone know of any practical way to strain this tea? I have used coffee filters, paper towels over a colander and a tea infuser. The spices all fill the tiny holes in my makeshift strainers and it stops straining completely. By the time the tea is “strained” it is cold and the final product makes only 1 cup from 2 cups of water. Sure would love to hear any suggestions ;-)

  144. I have been suffering a severe case of errosive lichen Planus in my mouth for about three years. It goes into remission for a few months and I have no idea why, but when it is active, as it is now, it circles my life and limits me. I hate that. Fresh organic tumuric is now available to me at my local grocery store but I am naturally cautious. If the tea I make is too spicy, I am afraid it will make things worse. What limits
    do you suggest.

  145. Oh my goodness this is delicious! Suffering with back and hip pain, I’m going to make this soothing tea every night for my bedtime drink. I opted not to put in any form of sweetener, and honestly think it tastes fantastic without. I also didn’t bother to strain it. I used my nutribullet and it was fine.

  146. I love this turmeric tea. But even after straining it the spices are in the bottom of the cup. Are the spices themselves drinkable?

  147. I am 69 years old, I am having problems walking.
    I have arthritis and a very bad heel spurs.
    I have been drinking the tea for two days.
    And I feel better and can walk better.
    Thank you

  148. I would like to make small jars of the spices to give as gifts. Was curious if that would in any way reduce the effectiveness. Could you give the amounts needed of each ingredient to make about 1/2 cup of the spices and the amount of spices to use for every two cups of water used for simmering?

  149. We make green tea with the powdered turmeric with ground ginger and cinnamon how do we keep it from being gritty from the spices and we make it by the gallon and use ice with it so what would the RECIEPE be for a gallon of green tea with the turmeric and all in it.

  150. Thanks for this. I just had a bad fall and pulled badly, every muscle in my left leg. MUCH internal bleeding, bad bruising and pain. I’ve been taking ibuprofen but really don’t want to. I’ve just started taking the tea. How many cups a day?
    Do you have any other things I could be doing to facilitate the healing process?

  151. I just boiled the water in the kettle then put it in the cup with green tea and turmeric powder found out that the taste is very good. Drinking this everyday.

  152. Brilliant site and have learnt loads on reading it, I have MS so am eager to try these recipes but just have 1 question, if I make the Turmeric tea cross this automatically produce Curcumin or do you buy/ add this separately??

  153. I have allergies, asthma, and other inflammation issues. I found your recipe while searching for a tumeric tea. I wasn’t sure I would like the taste, but I was pleasantly surprised. I was also surprised by your comment that you have a black pepper allergy. I do also, but I have never met or heard of anyone else that did. It is a relief to know I am not the only one!

  154. I have high blood pressure and take an pill for iron. My biggest issue is inflammation. Can I just boil water and poor over a tea ball with 1 tsp. Turmeric and some pepper

  155. Can’t wait to try it!!.. Can I make a batch of spices, store in a glass jar at room temp, then add the fat and honey at the time of making the tonic/tea?..
    Thank you very much!

  156. I really enjoyed this article. Today I made a fresh ginger, turmeric tea with goji berries and honey. It was really tasty! I boiled about 1/4 cup each of ginger and turmeric in about 8 cups of water. Some of it I drank hot and the rest I drank throughout the day. It makes water taste a lot better. Thanks for sharing!

  157. I don’t know what goji berries are and I’m not sure we have them in my country (Nigeria), so I have two questions:
    1. What are the health benefits of goji berries?
    2. What can be used to replace it where it’s not available?

  158. I just made a turmeric and rice water tea (w/pepper) using some of your recipe. I have had a flare up of colitis for some time now and I’m slowly adding natural remedies as well as letting go of old ideas. Result so far; mood boosted, stomach gas improved and the body is liking this… optimistic on adding more turmeric to my diet.

  159. Hi Dear
    the recipe is awesome I had been taking, freshly ground turmeric boiled in milk for few minutes,with freshly ground black pepper.

    somehow I never liked milk of any kind nor can I handle multiple spices as we live in a tropical country with lots of sun.

    I would like to ask if I can drink turmeric in boiling water with black pepper, kindly advice.
    Just to add I am also diabetic.

  160. Can I put all my ingredients in my coffee maker filter and let the water drip through it to my coffee pot? Especially since I use a lot of whole spices?

  161. To help with an illness, I found a drink I like, a real quickie: dark milk chocolate with a heaping TSP of powdered organic turmeric, stirred in well. Delicious! The chocolate, which is neither/nor —- not truly milk chocolate, not truly dark —- was a drink I had on hand, very cold. Lucky, because I felt like neither cooking nor concocting. Spices and chocolate were made for one another, so I thoroughly enjoyed my discovery and I’m hoping for the best. For anyone making their own, I would recommend some trial and error … Milk (whole or high fat is fine,IMO,) or water; Chocolate from whichever source you like —- the unsweetened bars, melted, are great —- Cinnamon, a bit of grated Ginger if it’s to your taste, and no more sugar, honey or other sweetener than you need; otherwise, your drink will put on the pounds. This is a recipe for folk who like experimentation. Good luck!
    PS: Chocolate, delicious as it is, is abrasive. I would not recommend it for any upper abdominal condition.

  162. Can I add TEA to this recipe? Will it still get same or at least some benefits of Turmeric, Clove

  163. How do you know that straining doesn’t remove the benefits? I’m hoping you know (not trying to be snarky) because I’ve been drinking *very bad tasting tea* that hasn’t been strained — which means that there are globs of solid turmeric, which I’ve been drinking at the bottom of every mug. I would love to strain — again just wondering how you know that this doesn’t remove the benefits.

  164. Very good for arthritis and gout. Traditional anti-inflammatories only target one inflammatory enzyme. On the other hand, turmeric has an impact on several inflammatory enzymes and pathways. In one trial, turmeric was discovered to be able to control 30 distinct molecular targets.

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