I was at Erewhon and ran across fresh tumeric. Not knowing what I would do with it, I bought a bunch and brought it home.
Tumeric is a wonderful anti-inflammatory, helps with tummy troubles, helps keep the flu away and there are numerous studies right now to learn about its anti-cancer and anti-alzheimers properties.
I've been drinking ginger tea for my colds and congestion so I decided to combine the two and see what happens.
A few quick notes. First, I do like my ginger tea spicy so you might want to dilute the tea or use less ginger and tumeric. Second, tumeric stains. It can turn you kitchen, clothing and hands bright yellow. Make sure you aren't wearing your favorite shirt and wash utensils promptly.
1 oz. peeled and sliced fresh ginger root
1 oz. peeled and sliced fresh tumeric root
4 cups of water, divided
Raw honey to taste
1. Place roots and water into a pot, cover and bring to a boil.
2. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
3. Strain off the tea, reserving the roots. Stir in raw honey to taste.
4. Add remaining water to the pot, cover and bring to a boil.
5. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
6. Strain off the tea and discard the roots. This tea will be weaker than the previous batch but still enjoyable.