Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Warming anti-inflammatory tea



This drink is very warming and soothing. The heat of the ginger and black pepper compliment the soothing effect of the tumeric, and the sweetness of the jaggery adds a lovely tone to the whole drink. It feels as though it is a real taste explosion in every mouthful. Spicy, sweet, bitter and pungent all at once. Take it on a cold day to really feel the warmth inside. I use this tea when fasting as curbs my appetite, and really makes me feel as though I have had a meal, and restores my energy when it is flagging.

Anti-inflammatory and warming tea
1 - 2” ginger
pinch black pepper
½ teasp tumeric
lump of jaggery or honey
(add tulsi to this if you have it too)

Boil grated ginger, tumeric and black pepper in 2 mugs water for 5-10 mins, add jaggery or honey to allow it to dissolve., strain and serve. (The photo shows the approximate portions I use for 2 mugs of tea)



6 comments:

  1. very nice! how often do you fast, and for how long? xx

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    1. Hi
      I fast for one day a week, mondays is my favourite day to fast, and on tuesday morning, to break it, I ususally have fruit and light food
      i find it helps to balance the excesses of the weekend

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    2. Hi
      I fast for one day a week, mondays is my favourite day to fast, and on tuesday morning, to break it, I ususally have fruit and light food
      i find it helps to balance the excesses of the weekend

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    3. I think that sounds like a sound way to go about it:)

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  2. Turmeric and ginger have always been a good soothing element for us and what I did is I searched for another yet effective anti-inflammatory herb, and I found out about this tulsi tea which is found only on India. I think you might try it too.

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    1. you can grow tulsi indoors in the UK, I am growing a cutting from a friend who has a big plant,
      In fact, I modified this recipe from a tulsi tea recipe

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