Out of the many treasures of Ayurveda, turmeric enjoys a star status due to its myriad health benefits. Its active ingredient curcumin confers potent healing, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties to the golden spice. Apart from adding flavour and colour to curries, turmeric is beneficial for boosting digestion and immunity, controlling blood sugar and blood pressure, reducing inflammation. Here is a quick-to-make recipe for mornings and evenings.
Energizing Turmeric-Tulsi-Ginger Golden Tea
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Turmeric, Tulsi and ginger, each offers innumerable health benefits. Combined, they form a powerful health tonic. Start your day with this refreshing tea for better digestion, immunity and overall good health. Super-simple to put together, this flavourful tea can be your new wake-me-up companion. Got the sniffles? Drinking this power-packed tea can help ease cold and cough symptoms.
Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and place it over medium heat.
Stir often and let the mix come to a boil.
Let it simmer for a few minutes.
Switch off the heat. Cover the saucepan with a lid and allow the brew to sit for a couple of minutes.
Strain and drink it warm.
If you prefer a sweet touch, add a dash of honey.
Also add a dash of lemon to spice it up. Enjoy this refreshing in mornings to get the extra boost.
Can you add milk?
Yes, you can. There is diverse research on this. Some of it says adding milk may reduce some of the antioxidant properties. Most people prefer it without milk.