How to Make a Turmeric Tea


Turmeric is a yellowish orange root in the ginger family. It contains curcumin, which is known to act as an antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric is also known to stimulate circulation, heal bruises, inhibit blood clotting, reduce liver toxins and help metabolize fats. It is also known to have an immune-boosting substance that may help to prevent Alzheimer's disease. Thus, incorporating turmeric into your diet may have important health benefits. One way to do this is to drink a daily cup of turmeric tea, which you can easily make at home.

Making Turmeric Tea

Step 1

Place 2 cups water in a pan and heat until boiling.

Step 2

Lower the heat, and stir in the ginger and turmeric.

Step 3

Simmer the tea for 10 minutes.

Step 4

Strain the tea into a cup.

Step 5

Stir in maple syrup or honey to taste.

Step 6

Stir in the lemon juice if desired. Enjoy.

Tips and Warnings

  • Although turmeric is revered in other cultures as having healing properties, there is no scientific research to substantiate that it is an effective treatment in people for any of the ailments listed. Therefore, when using turmeric tea for its healing properties, you should always first consult with your physician. In addition, the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health warn, "You should always read product labels. If you have a medical condition, or are taking other drugs, herbs, or supplements, you should speak with a qualified health care provider before starting a new therapy."

Things You'll Need

  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. powdered turmeric
  • Cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup or honey
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon (optional)


  • Turmeric
  • Turmeric Tea
  • Alzheimer's and Turmeric

Who Can Help

  • U.S. Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health
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Janice Bloom is a corporate attorney. Prior to law school, she earned a Master of Science degree in communications management. In 2007, she created the "Under My Bed" series of books for young children. She enjoys sharing what she learns from her research on a variety of topics that interest her.

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