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Anti-Inflammatory Tea

Anti-Inflammatory Tea

Hello friends!  It’s Zoe from One Beet here to share one of my favorite teas.  Even though the weather is warming, herbal teas can still be an important part of your wellness routine. The fluctuating temperatures, lingering bugs, and allergens in the air make this anti-inflammatory tea a spring and early summer staple. I like to brew a big pot and enjoy one cup warm in the morning and then drink the rest when it’s cooled down later in the day.

Anti-Inflammatory Tea Ingredients:

  • 1 inch fresh ginger, sliced
  • 1 inch fresh turmeric, sliced
  • 1 tsp. fennel seeds
  • optional – raw honey

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a teapot, cover with boiling water, and allow to steep for five minutes before drinking.

Anti-Inflammatory Tea

Anti-Inflammatory Tea

The fennel adds a nice natural sweetness to this tea, but you can never go wrong with a dollop of raw honey – especially when you’re looking to reduce inflammation in the body.

All of the herbs in this tea have anti-inflammatory properties, but turmeric is especially powerful. Because of this, it is a great spice to add to your cooking, or even take as a capsule. Here are a two of my favorite recipes that use turmeric – Curry Millet Cakes with Feta Yogurt Sauce and Lentils with Spicy Brassicas.

I like to supplement the other forms of turmeric in my diet by brewing this tea regularly. It has a wonderful spicy taste, supports all aspects of digestion, and is a strong anti-inflammatory. Enjoy!

About Zoë Keller

Zoë Keller is passionate about food. Her blog, www.onebeet.com, is dedicated to celebrating the goodness of food through wholesome recipes that maximize flavor and nourishment. She sees healthy eating as a gateway into the body and an opportunity to take a proactive approach to overall wellness. Zoë is a Health Coach-in-training, total foodie, traveler, herbalist, amateur yogi, and all-round wellness warrior.
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10 Responses to Anti-Inflammatory Tea

  1. Nikki says:

    Ooo, gotta try this! I love turmeric!

    A quick note about raw honey. Never add it to anything super hot or cook with it. The heat denatures (destroys) the enzymes (which are proteins) that provide all the benefit. Best to cool the tea a bit (doesn’t have to be super cooled, just enough so you can tolerate it) before adding the honey. I have another bottle I use that isn’t raw if I bake or cook with it so I don’t waste the raw stuff.

    Here’s an article that explains it a bit better: http://authenticsimplicity.net/2011/11/the-benefits-of-raw-honey-and-how-to-use-it-wisely/

    • Amanda says:

      I agree completely. We should have clarified that the raw honey is added AFTER the tea has steeped and been poured and before serving. 🙂

  2. Shary says:

    Turmeric is so good for you for so many reasons! I love this recipe… so basic and awesome!

  3. Turmeric has so many benefits, it is one item I have been experimenting with a lot more lately.

  4. Michelle says:

    I make something like this at home also, but I without the fennel. I can’t wait to try it with the fennel. And where did you get that awesome teapot?

  5. WN Mama says:

    I can easily find fresh ginger but I can’t seem to find fresh turmeric. Is dried as effective?

  6. Hello Amanda,
    I am enjoying your website !
    That is a cute little bundle of love you have on your back in your picture.
    Thrilled to see this new soap recipe. I have been making soap for 1.5 years I believe. My hubby loves it, as do I. Recently, I have taught soap making to my cousin and her friend. I will be making this shampoo bar very soon. I just have to find Hemp oil in this little town I live in. That is my biggest challenge here in Nova Scotia-finding soap making products.
    I am now going to make your Anti-Inflammatory tea and sit and enjoy it. I have the ginger, fennel seed, and the raw honey, but finding raw turmeric, not that just isn’t happening here :-). I will make due with my ground turmeric. Sounds delicious.

    Wish me luck in your contest.

    Thanks for sharing all your goodness. All the best you and your family.
    Darlene Irving

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