There’s a tonic for every sort of body ache and brain-space. Coffee is my tonic to activate my work-brain. Pancakes are my tonic to honor a carb-heavy nap-ready morning. Yoga is my tonic for breathing and clear-mindedness (or moments of it). A cup of tea and a text to Tracy Shutterbean is my tonic for occasional anxiety. Turmeric tea, when served in my favorite mug, is my tonic for inflammation and occasional body aches… the mug is important. A good mug makes for a good tonic.
I feel like the ins and outs of everyday life call for little remedies. More than remedies, they’re just moments to pause and remind ourself that we’re capable and energetic, and at the very least breathing and all up in the noise.
Turmeric is used most often in Indian cooking; it’s often what gives curries their beautiful golden flavor. It’s a gorgeous spice and happens to be powerful as a natural anti-inflammatory. Paired with raw honey for balance and sweetness, tart citrus for brightness, and a few grinds of fresh cracked black pepper to help the turmeric absorb into the body.
I was reminded of Heidi Swanson’s Turmeric Tea when I ran across Jessica Koslow’s Turmeric Tonic on my adventures through the internet. Consider the bandwagon, hopped upon.Print
- Prep Time: 5
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- scant 1 tablespoon raw honey
- 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
- squeeze of lime juice
- fresh cracked black pepper
- small dab of ghee (optional)
- In a large mug, stir together honey, turmeric, lime, and pepper. Fill cup with hot water and stir in ghee until melted (if using). Enjoy immediately.
Thank you for sharing! Turmeric is also great for skin breakouts! I mix a little with witch hazel to make a paste, then put it on area til it dries, then rinse! Lovely! I have learnt few recipes that are enriched with therapeutical herbs and spices from iahas.com but this one looks really tasty and healthy.
I really must give this a try.
If you drink this with a straw you don’t get it over your teeth. The same goes for Apple Cider Vinegar. The acid won’t harm the enamel on your teeth.
Yum! Turmeric is awesome. I’ll be giving this a try :)
I’ve also been enjoying an organic Tumeric Ginger tea by Rishi. It contains, I think, grated tumeric and ginger, orange and lemon zest, and other all organic ingredients. Naturally sweet I drink it by the huge cupfuls with honey. Really great flavor.
Dear joy, your posts are always a highlight to my browsing of the internets. Thank you. :)
Turmeric is also great for skin breakouts! I mix a little with witch hazel to make a paste, then put it on area til it dries, then rinse! Lovely!
I have inflammation in my lower back from osteoarthrosis (big word and I don’t even know if I spelled it correctly lol) and I’ve been off work for over 2 weeks now. I will try this for sure! Thank you for this recipe. If you have any good recipes to help with arthritis, degenerative discs, etc. It would be greatly appreciated. ;) I need all the help I can get!
Just remember…Tumeric stains. fabric, your cooking utensils, just about anything it touches.