Warm up with Turmeric-Ginger Tea

December 31, 2018

 

In Chinese medicine, our treatments are guided by Eight Principles of Hot/Cold, Yin/Yang, Interior/Exterior and Excess/Deficiency. These principles help differentiate the underlying cause, or root, of whatever imbalances are present. For myself, I have a tendency to run cold, my skin is cooler to the touch, I get chilled easily, and if I go outside without bundling up properly my muscles stiffen up and my joints get achy and sometimes downright painful.

 

Cold from outside enters the body and can settle into the muscle layer creating all sorts of unwelcome aches and pains! I love finding ways I can incorporate Chinese medicine into my daily routines, and today it is with this Turmeric-Ginger tea, it truly warms me up from the inside out, dispelling the cold and that niggling joint pain right along with it.  

 

4 inches turmeric root (actually it's the rhizome, but looks like a root)

2 inches ginger root

1 stick true cinnamon

3 cups water

Almond or Hemp milk

Natural sweetener (I use locally grown honey infused with cloves)

 

Peel and slice the turmeric and ginger into thin pieces. Place in a ceramic or glass pot (pyrex will do) with about 3 cups water. Bring to a gentle boil then reduce heat and simmer for 10-12 minutes. Pour through a mesh strainer, then add about 1/4 cup almond or hemp milk per 1 cup tea. Sweeten as desired.

 

I hear it’s fine to use ground turmeric in this tea but I prefer the root which is available in most grocery stores in the produce section. Per the first article in the resources below, 1 inch fresh turmeric = 1 Tablespoon powdered. That seems like a whole lot of turmeric to me, so you might need to experiment a bit.

 

Fresh Turmeric and Why You Should Be Eating More of It

 

Will the REAL Cinnamon Please Stand Up? 

 

Eight Principles of Chinese Medicine

Please reload

Recent Posts

February 4, 2019

November 29, 2018

Please reload

Archive

Please reload

Tags

Please reload

Follow:

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • LinkedIn Social Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon

Long Block Building  

16 Franklin Street
Downtown Exeter, NH 

©2016-2020 by Michelle Racine, LAc, MAOM, LMT