1/4 teaspoon of black pepper (to aid turmeric absorption).
Raw honey and a slice of lemon to taste.
To make the turmeric ginger tea, prepare it as follows:
In a small saucepan, bring a cup of water to the boil. Turn off the heat and add the ginger and turmeric.
Steep with the lid on for 5 minutes (covering with a lid prevents the oils and medicinal compounds escaping through the steam).
Strain the tea remedy and add some honey when the tea has cooled down (as excessive heat will destroy the benefits of honey).
Add the black pepper and stir well.
Enjoy your anti-inflammatory turmeric and ginger tea.
Alternatively, to increase curcumin absorption, you can add a teaspoon of virgin coconut oil instead of the black pepper, as oil too aids in turmeric absorption.
How Heat Affects Turmeric and Ginger
Many people believe that consuming turmeric and ginger in their raw form retains the most health benefits of these herbs. However studies have shown that when curcumin is heated for a short period of time, certain compounds that are not readily available in its fresh form are released.
Similarly to turmeric, research has also shown that short cooking increases the antioxidant levels of 6-gingerol in ginger
Other benefits of a Ginger Tumeric Tea Combination are:
In the anti-inflammatory properties of both
Positive effect on cognitive abilities with antioxident effects
Help Digestion to alleviate stomach/abdominal discomfort