This Anti-Inflammatory Tea recipe is made every single day at my house.
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My tía (or aunt) gave me the recipe years ago because my knees were in serious pain.
She is constantly reading on medical trends and natural treatments. She is my go-to source when my son has a cold, or I’m not feeling well.
If I don’t drink this tea, I notice a difference. It has helped my knee pain tremendously.
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Here are the ingredients needed.
Turmeric root, ginger root, and a cinnamon stick. Root form for these three ingredients is preferred.
However, you can substitute for ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder or ½ teaspoon ginger powder and ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder.
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Advice from My Tía:
- This tea is a great remedy for rheumatoid arthritis, general inflammation in the body, even digestive issues.
- It is NOT good for people who have hypertension, diabetic, and those taking other medication.
- Please consult with a doctor if you are taking medication before drinking this tea.
- Must be drunk warm and in the morning before anything else.
The pencil is shown here as a reference point. Measure about an inch for each ingredient.
This is a fat piece of ginger.
Peel the turmeric root and ginger before boiling.
Benefits of Turmeric
It has been scientifically proven to improve heart health, prevent Alzheimer’s and cancer. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant ingredient that is often used to relieve pain and may also improve arthritis. Read More.
- Place everything in a pot and cover with water.
- Boil for 5 minutes.
Other Natural Remedies:
Mexicans living in rural areas, for the most part, do not have access to doctors like those living in the city. That’s why natural remedies are abundant in our culture.
My mom’s Oregano Tea provides good immune support for when you have the flu.
Her Bougainvillea Tea is also a great natural cough remedy.
- Turn off the heat.
- Let this steep for a few minutes.
To make it sweet, add a tablespoon of honey.
Lemon is also a good addition but not necessary.
How to Remove Turmeric Stain on Skin:
Rub with lemon juice or hydrogen peroxide. Soak, if able to.
Then wash with warm water. If necessary, repeat until the stain is completely gone.
Let the Anti-Inflammatory Tea cool down slightly before drinking.
I’ve also noticed that it also helps with any digestive issues I might have. It is best to drink warm and in the morning before anything else.
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- 1 inch turmeric root
- 1 inch ginger root
- 1 inch cinnamon stick
- 2 cups water
- Place all the ingredients in a stock pot.
- Cover and bring to a boil.
- Boil for 5 minutes.
- Let steep for 2 minutes.
- Drink warm.
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