Turmeric Tea– a “daily” Ayurvedic Detox drink made with fresh turmeric root, ginger, and whole spices to help aid the liver, flush out toxins and restore balance in the body. Healing and restorative.
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In order to be who you are, you must be willing to let go of who you think you are.
Michael Singer ~ The Untethered Soul

This Turmeric Tea is a blend of green tea, turmeric root, ginger root  fennel seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds,  and lemon juice. It’s intended to be sipped throughout the day – assisting the body and organs to flush out toxins while revving up the metabolism.

It was inspired by an Ayurvedic detox tea in Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar’s book called The Hot Belly Diet – A 30-day plan to reset your metabolism and restore your body’s natural balance to heal itself.

If you are going caffeine-free, you can use an herbal tea (like tulsi, chamomile, mint or ginger) instead of green tea. Sometimes I will use yerba matte, white tea or black tea instead of green tea, and other whole spices ( like a cinnamon stick, whole clove, cardamom) just to mix it up a bit.

Please use this and adapt it to your taste.

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Ingredients in Ayurvedic Turmeric Tea

  • Turmeric Root – I love using fresh sliced turmeric root, but feel free to use a little ground to taste.
  • Ginger root- Fresh ginger gain is nice, but feel free to add ground ginger.
  • Fennel Seedsoptional but good for metabolism.
  • Cumin Seedsoptional but good for metabolism.
  • Coriander Seedsoptional but good for metabolism.
  • Green tea- feel free to sub chamomile, tulsi, mint, or yerba.
  • Lemon- a fresh squeeze of lemon, amplifies green tea’s health benefits.
Turmeric Tea

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda originates from India, over 3000 years ago, and is one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems, based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. Its primary function is to restore or maintain balance within the body, not fight disease.

For more information on what Ayurveda is, and the Ayurvedic diet and practices,  visit this and this.  I’ve found these two articles very helpful!

I wholeheartedly believe in the healing power of plants, and how wonderfully they can assist our bodies in healing themselves. Healing foods don’t have to be flavorless and boring, they can be vibrant and delicious, too.

Over the next few weeks I will share a few of these recipes here. Or sign up for the weekly email and as a free gift you’ll get my Clean-Eating Guide.

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Part of the Clean Eating Guide is this “daily drink” – sipped throughout the day – detoxing the body and organs, while revving up the metabolism.

This tea has become a godsend to me, a small ritual I put into practice 6 months ago, that I have come to love, not only for its flavor but for its energizing and cleansing qualities.

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How to make Turmeric Tea

To make the tea, place all the seeds and roots in a french press, and pour boiling water over the top.

Let seep 5-10 minutes before plunging.

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If you don’t have a french press, no worries, just place all the ingredients in a pot of simmering water. Strain into a mug as you drink it.

Refill the pot or french press as much as you like that day, simply reusing the same tea bag, seeds, roots.

Or, if bringing it to work, make this in the morning and place in a thermos to keep it warm. Sip throughout the day.

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The healing tradition of Ayurveda teaches that health and well-being depends upon our ability to digest everything we take in from the environment. This includes not only tangible substances like food and drink, but also our experiences, emotions, and the impressions we take in via our sensory portals, namely our eyes, ears, nose, tongue, and skin.” Sheila Patal MD

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If you can’t find fresh turmeric, some ground turmeric works fine too. Add it to taste.

Another way to incorporate fresh turmeric into your daily diet is to juice it, like in this  Turmeric Tonic.
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“In Ayurveda, a healthy digestive system is seen as a cornerstone of well-being,” says Dr. Kshirsagar, who encourages the practice of drinking hot water and this hot tea throughout the day, in order to increase our digestive “fire,” and help keep it running efficiently.”
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Sending you love and light this brand new year!

Let me know what you think of this in the comments below.

xoxo
Sylvia

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Turmeric Tea (Ayurvedic Detox Tea)

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine | Feasting at Home Blog
  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 12 mins
  • Yield: 8-16 cups 1x
  • Category: Drinks, Tea, Detox
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Diet: Hindu

Description

This Turmeric Tea is an Ayurvedic Detox Tea- a “daily” drink made with fresh turmeric, ginger and whole spices to help aid the liver, flush out toxins and restore balance in the body. Healing and restorative. make a big batch and sip throughout the day.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 quart boiling water
  • 12 Tablespoons thinly sliced ginger ( or 1/21 teaspoon ground ginger, more to taste)
  • 1 Tablespoon thinly sliced fresh turmeric ( or 1/21 teaspoon ground turmeric, more to taste)
  • 12 teaspoons coriander seeds
  • 12 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 12 teaspoons fennel seeds
  • 12 bags (or Tablespoons) green tea, tulsi tea, mint tea, chamomile, ginger tea, yerba,
  • squeeze of lemon ( amplifies green teas health benefits)
  • Other additions: use other whole spices if you like- cinnamon, clove, cardamom pods , pink peppercorns, anise

Instructions

  1. Boil water.
  2. Place seeds, turmeric and ginger and tea in a french press, let stand 5 minutes before plunging.
  3. Refill french press reusing the same ingredients. Try to drink a total of two quarts in a day.
  4. Alternatively, simmer all ingredients together for 5 minutes in a large pot. Strain, before drinking.

Notes

This can be made ahead and refrigerated, then reheated as needed.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 4
  • Sugar: 0.1 g
  • Sodium: 9.8 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0.9 g
  • Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: turmeric tea, fresh turmeric tea, ayurvedic tea, detox tea, turmeric tea recipes, Ayurvedic recipes, detoxing tea, cleansing tea,

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  1. Sipping on Ayurvedic Detox Tea has become my daily ritual. Packed with the goodness of turmeric, ginger, and cumin seeds, it’s like a warm hug for my body and soul. Cheers to a daily dose of wellness and good vibes!

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