Check out this recipe from The Sacred Science:
The flavorful and potent formula below has been used (in various forms) for over 2000 years in India and the Far East as a daily health tonic.
I’ve been making it quite a bit lately, because one of its main ingredients, turmeric, is a go-to cold remedy, among its hundreds of other benefits.
As you heard about in the Remedy Docuseries, turmeric is known as the “Golden Goddess” because of the seemingly limitless number of health benefits its golden-hued rhizome bestows upon us. Turmeric contains at least 20 antibiotic compounds, 14 known anti-cancer compounds, 10 antioxidants and 12 anti-inflammatory agents, to name a few.
The combination of turmeric, ginger, pepper and lemon is perfect for the colds and sore throats that come with the fall and winter months.
And when you add in the energizing and mood-elevating effects of tulsi (holy basil) plus a good honey, you’re left with a supercharged tea that delights the taste buds.
Once you begin to harness the power of herbs, your tea kettle will take on a whole new meaning in your life.
Golden Goddess Tea Recipe
3 cups water
1 fresh turmeric root (1 to 2 inches), peeled and thinly sliced
(*Or you can use dried turmeric powder)
1 ginger root (1 inch), thinly sliced
5 tulsi leaves (fresh or dried), whole
1 lemon, fresh squeezed
Pinch of ground black pepper
Honey to taste
- In a tea kettle or saucepan, add water, turmeric, ginger, pepper and tulsi.
- Bring to a boil and let cook for 10 minutes.
- Using a small strainer (optional), pour the liquid only into 2 serving cups.
- Squeeze 1/2 of a lemon into each cup.
- Add honey to taste.
- Serve and enjoy!
(If you used the dried forms of any of the herbs above, it’s a good idea to pour the tea through a strainer and then into serving cups.)