The Best Tea Recipe to Ease Your Pain
And Calm Your Nerves
Adapted from www.minimalistbaker.com
Any time is a good time to take care of yourself. This tea does just that. It has natural, essential ingredients to boost your immune system, soothe your pain and bring some well deserved calm to your day.
Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin, which has wonderful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. It's not well absorbed into the body on it's own. But taken with black pepper, absorption is boosted, thanks to its bioactive compound, piperine.
Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that has been known to aid digestion and relieve nausea.
Lemon is naturally detoxifying and alkalizing in the body, aids in healthy bowel movements, and has tons of Vitamin C, which boosts the immune system.
Cayenne stimulates circulation, boosts metabolism, naturally relieves pain, and can have an alkalizing effect in the body, reducing inflammation.
Enjoy this combination as a hot tea for its own sake or to soothe your senses.
In a small saucepan, add turmeric, ginger, lemon juice and lemon rind, maple syrup or honey (if using), cayenne (if using), and filtered water.
Bring to a simmer (not a boil) over medium to medium-high heat. Then turn off heat.
Set a small strainer over serving glasses and divide between two mugs. Enjoy. If the tonic is too potent for you, dilute with more hot/warm water.
Store (strained) leftovers in the refrigerator up to 2-3 days. Reheat on the stovetop until just warm.
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