This tea is one that I really enjoy drinking especially when I feel that my belly is bloated, my inflammation is out of control and I have pelvic pain. It is important to note that nothing is a miracle cure for endometriosis pain, but this could certainly help you ease some of the symptoms as much as it has helped me. It is very easy to make this therapeutic tea to start enjoying all its health benefits and give your health a well-needed boost.
Ginger: Some of the health benefits of ginger are digestion, nausea, vitamin C, antibacterial properties, reduce the symptoms of dysmenorrhea, reduce inflammation and treat inflammatory conditions.
Turmeric: Because of its curcumin component, turmeric health benefits have anti-inflammatory effects and strong antioxidants. It may slow or prevent blood clots, reduce depression symptoms, boosts skin health, it has a unique ability to fight pain, and it can help the liver to detoxify.
Lemon: Good source of Vitamin C, Protect against anemia, improve digestive health, and are high in fiber.
Cinnamon: High in antioxidants which help reduce free radicals damage, relieves inflammation, preserves brain function which might help with brain fog. Cinnamon has natural antimicrobial, antibiotic, antifungal and antiviral properties and has powerful immune-boosting compounds as well.
The recipe for turmeric, ginger, lemon and cinnamon tea is as follows:
- 1 teaspoon fresh grated turmeric root (or, if using dried turmeric, 1/3 teaspoon).
- 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger root (or, 1/3 teaspoon of dried ginger).
- 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper (to aid turmeric absorption).
- 3 cinnamon sticks.
- Black pepper.
- Raw honey and slices of lemon to taste.
- In a small saucepan, bring a cup of water to boil. As soon as you start to see the bubbles, turn off the heat and add:
- cinnamon sticks
- slices of lemon
- Steep with the lid on for 5 minutes.
- Strain the tea and add some honey when the tea has cooled down (heat might destroy the benefits of honey).
- Add a little of black pepper (to increase turmeric absorption) and stir well.
Enjoy your anti-inflammatory tea! It will be best if you drink it hot but you can also store some for later in the fridge.