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