This time of year and every change of season our body needs help to adjust. The healing spices in this turmeric tea have been used for centuries. We need to maintain our body temperature every day and when the outside environment is up and down that can be a stressful task for the body (cue fever!).
Spices have a long tradition in every culture to help support the body by providing essential nutrients as building blocks. Turmeric, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, star anise, black pepper, cloves, cacao and nutmeg all have a rich tradition as healing herbs. Any combination of these is going to help to support, boost, calm and restore the body during any up and down period (stress included).
I love to make this at the beginning or end of the day. Especially when I am feeling run down, cold, stressed or pre-menstrual. The combination of the herbs gives a big dose of nutrients and healing power. I sometimes make it with milk (I tend to use this coconut cream or cashew milk), I also make it with hot water and a dash of coconut cream.
Simply make up a jar of this mix and add what you like. I especially like to add it to my hot chocolate recipe! The kids like it too….
- 8 tbsp ground turmeric
- 10 tbsp coconut sugar
- 1 tbsp ground ginger
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tbsp black pepper
- 1/2 tbsp cardamon
- Use 1-2 tsp of the mix in a mug.
- Either warm a cup of milk (any milk) and pour into cup, stirring while pouring
- Boil kettle and take off just before boiled. fill mug stirring whilst pouring.
- The sweetness may need to be adjusted for your palate. If it is too spicey for you, adjust rather than not drinking it at all