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
Place 2 cups water in a pan and heat until boiling.
Lower the heat, and stir in the ginger and turmeric.
Simmer the tea for 10 minutes.
Strain the tea into a cup.
Stir in maple syrup or honey to taste.
Stir in the lemon juice if desired. Enjoy.