How to drink turmeric

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How to drink turmeric
Drink turmeric as a tea. (blue cup and tea from a blue teapot image by Maria Brzostowska from Fotolia.com)

Turmeric is a spice native to southeastern Asia that has been used for medicinal purposes in Indian and Chinese cultures for over 2,500 years. Turmeric -- or Indian saffron -- is derived from the root of the Curcuma longa plant, and has a peppery, buttery, warm flavour. The spice, which gives curry its yellow colour, is said to lower the risk of cancer and Alzheimer's disease in addition to its benefit as an anti-inflammatory. Drinking turmeric tea, found in health food shops, is one way to get a daily dose of turmeric.

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Things you need

  • Turmeric teabags
  • Stove
  • 950 ml (4 cups) water
  • Teakettle
  • Mug

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Fill your kettle with 950 ml (4 cups) of water.

  2. 2

    Boil the water on the stove inside the kettle.

  3. 3

    Take the kettle off the stove when it begins whistling.

  4. 4

    Fill your mug with water from the kettle.

  5. 5

    Dunk a tea bag into the water, making sure that it gets fully submerged. Make sure to let the string and tag hang outside of the cup.

  6. 6

    Steep the tea bag for five minutes.

  7. 7

    Pull the tea bag out.

  8. 8

    Drink your turmeric tea.

Tips and warnings

  • You can make your own turmeric tea by boiling 950 ml (4 cups) of water and adding 1 tsp of ground turmeric.
  • Turmeric is also sold in pill and powdered forms.
  • Add lemon or honey to your tea to improve the taste.

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