Did you know that turmeric has excellent astringent qualities, making it a very good cooling spice during summer? This means you don’t have to wait until fall or winter to get your turmeric healing on. This anti-inflammatory Golden Milk Honey Tea is infused with turmeric, cardamom and other spices, and provides many amazing health benefits such as boosting immune function, preventing diabetes and managing IBS symptoms.
That’s right guys, turmeric shouldn’t only be reserved for fall foods or winter blues. You can enjoy turmeric infused beverages and meals all year round. During this time last year, my immune system took a big hit and I got sick on and off for the rest of the year. I literally got sick once a month until late January of this year. It was awful, and it worried me because I wasn’t sure if I was just unlucky at avoiding the flu or there was something much deeper that I needed to address. Well, fast forward to late January, I decided to look for natural remedies to boost my immune system so I wouldn’t get sick again, because being sick just plain sucks.
Of course i found the general immune boosters like Vitamin C supplements and Echinacea tea, but those didn’t work for me in the past as effectively as I would have liked. That was probably because I started taking them when the damage was already done instead of letting them slowly build up my immunity. However, when I came across turmeric curcumin, it seemed like a promising option for me, mostly due to the many other benefits that it has to offer. I tried it, and i’ve loved it ever since!
I started making my golden milk honey tea once a week everyday since January, and all I can say is wow. I never had any more colds, flus, allergies, not even a draft. The trick is to incorporate turmeric into your routine by making it part of your diet, not only when you’re under the weather. That way, your body absorbs the antioxidants from the turmeric while building a resistance to pollutants or other factors that could weaken your immune system. Although my preferred method of using turmeric is in my golden milk honey tea, you can also use it in curries, lentils, stews or even in smoothies!
- 4 teaspoons turmeric powder
- 2 teaspoons cardamom
- ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- 1.5 teaspoons teaspoon ginger powder
- Pinch of black pepper
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- ½ cup raw honey
- In a mini pot, add all ingredients except almond milk and honey. Boil spices over medium heat for 10 minutes. Add in almond milk 5 minutes into the cooking time. When ready, add honey and stir. Serve hot or warm.