This turmeric tonic tea is restorative and preventive; it has far reaching health benefits for just about everyone. This being said there still are people who dislike this tea even though the effects are amazing. A nutritionist consultant explained that she is trying to find other ways to get her patients to consume turmeric or another herb that is prescribed. When teas are a no go, Tonics are an amazing alternative.
How to make turmeric tonic?
Ingredients for turmeric tonic recipe:
1 teaspoon raw honey
1 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon
1 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Before explaining the procedure to making this let me explain the benefits you can receive from these ingredients.
Turmeric is a super food that has an unstoppable force because it contains curcumin, which is the main active ingredient. This root, which comes most popular in the form of a spice. Turmeric has the ability to fight off two of the worst diseases, cancer and heart disease. It can do this by its powerful anti inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It has been proven that turmeric is effective in treating depression, certain cancer, arthritis and heart disease.
Despite being SPICY- cayenne pepper has powerful soothing and purifying properties. Cayenne pepper is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, breaks mucus down, stimulates digestion, thins blood clots, stimulates circulation, and has cancer fighting properties. Ultimately, cayenne pepper is proven to help fight and prevent colds and the flu, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, ulcers, stomach and digestive issues, certain cancers, migraines and joint related ailments.
Lemons are full of antioxidants, potassium and vitamin C, they are also natures internal cleanser. When lemons are fresh squeezed into a juice it can creates an alkaline internal environment which will boost digestive enzymes. Lemon juice is also capable of boosting the immune system; balance pH levels, detoxifying and can help reduce the risk of cancers. It can also prevent kidney stones from forming.
Truly raw honey (and I’m not talking about the plastic bear bottle) is unprocessed and contains large naturally occurring amounts of vitamins (A, B-complex, C, D, E, K), minerals and trace elements (magnesium, sulfur, phosphorus, iron, calcium, chlorine, potassium, iodine, sodium, copper, and manganese). It’s like a sweet and natural vitamin. Raw honey with its antioxidants, antimicrobial and antibacterial properties also contains bee pollen and propolis. Raw honey has a long history of medicinal use stemming from a variety of ancient cultures from the Egyptians to the Greeks. Ultimately raw honey kills bacteria and germs, boosts the immune system, acts as an anti-inflammatory, provides energy, can help prevent seasonal allergies and acts as a natural vitamin.
When combined, these ingredients make a powerful daily tonic effective in fighting a host of ailments.
- Mix together 1 teaspoon of raw honey and fresh squeezed lemon juice.
- Wait until the lemon juice has dissolved into the honey.
- Add the turmeric and cayenne pepper
- Mix all together.
Another option is to combine with a cup of your favorite fruit juice or tea, if you find you’re averse to the taste.
Do not stop the use of any prescribed medication without first consulting a healthcare professional. This post is not intended to diagnose or cure any diseases. Eastern medicine is a wonderful compliment to allopathic medicine.