This anti-inflammatory drink has amazing health benefits… Here’s how you make it! 24



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This drink is not only delicious, but it has plenty of health benefits! The key ingredient to this one is turmeric powder. Traditionally used in curries this is not something you would usually find, or think to put in a drink but the healing health benefits of turmeric are well worth it.

According to WMHB turmeric has the ability to ease arthritis pain, help detox the liver, boost blood circulation, soothe the digestive tract and reduce pain or fever.

The anti-inflammatory properties in turmeric are thought to inhibit the growth of new blood vessels in tumours and also works as a powerful antioxidant.

They sight warding off Alzheimer’s disease, preventing cancer, reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes and assisting diabetes suffers as some potential benefits of consuming turmeric on a regular basis.

With all of this in mind, here is a delicious, anti-inflammatory turmeric drink.

You will need:

  • 2 cups of coconut milk
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (this will enhance the absorption of turmeric)
  • 2.5cm piece of sliced ginger
  • honey (to sweeten, add as much as you desire)

What you need to do:

  1. Add all ingredients (except the honey) to a saucepan and whisk to combine
  2. Warm over a medium heat until the mix begins to bubble
  3. Turn to a low heat and simmer for 5 minutes to infuse the flavours.
  4. Pour ingredients into a jug (using a strainer to remove the sliced ginger)
  5. Add honey (if you need it) and stir.

This will make two serves so you can share the other half, or keep it for later! It is ideally consumed warm but there is nothing stopping you from cooling it down for a hot summer day.

Will you try it out?

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  1. As someone who has a condition that is thought to be caused by inflammation, tumeric is a definate NO for me

    2 REPLY
    • If I have tumeric my tongue, lips & roof of the mouth come out in little blisters, with cramping pains in the stomach. My condition is ISS which is a one in half a million condition of cause unknown narrowing of the airways. But they belieive that it can be aggravated by inflamation . Some of the people with this condition find releif in tumeric, garlic etc, but are told to keep away from alcohol, chocolate, spices, caffeinne etc.

  2. I like turmeric and use it a lot in cooking, but the idea of drinking a warm liquid curry just before bed does not appeal.

  3. I’ve been consuming turmeric, ginger, galangal, asafoetida and a few other things for years. They are all essentials for Kurma’s dishes. B|

  4. A easy Turmeric tea that helps with colds, sore throats and as anti-inflammatory agent.
    Use about one inch of freshly grated turmeric root, add to boiled water a few grinds for fresh black pepper, let step for a few minutes. Strain in a glass and voila a hot drink that is not too obnoxious to drink. Please note that Turmeric stains everything it gets in contact with! Glass and stainless steel is good…dishwashers help and if totally desperate Jif! Get it on your clothes…well unless you can bleach it there is no help! 🙂

  5. I tried a teaspoon of tumeric powder as recommended for inflatmation had opposite effect —my lips swollen and tongueand throat felt on fire two days unwell!

  6. This might be more pleasant than my herbal sleep tonic than the Natuopath makes up for me I’ll have to ask her opinion

  7. Just had this drink and it was quite nice. I used to take the turmeric pills daily, well that was just a waste of money, never did a thing except make some one rich. I make a soup up each day and chuck in turmeric.

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