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How to Make Turmeric Tea

Turmeric tea is a traditional favorite drink in Okinawa, which may help explain why its citizens are among the longest-lived people in the world. Numerous studies have established that turmeric has wide-ranging anti-inflammatory effects, and may be particularly effective in lowering the risk of Alzheimer¹s disease. Dr. Weil demonstrates a simple way to brew the tea, which may be enjoyed hot or iced.

More information:
Cooking With Turmeric

Three Reasons to Eat Turmeric
Dr. Weil’s Spices: Turmeric

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Video Transcript: How to Make Turmeric Tea

Okay so, our two cups of water is almost boiling. I’m going to add a heaping half teaspoon ground turmeric to that and stir it around and cover and reduce the heat to a simmer, and we’ll just let that simmer for 10 minutes.
Okay, I like turmeric tea plain, unsweetened and I like it cold, very refreshing in the summer. You can add ginger to it if you want, its fine adding other spices to it but it’s got a pretty distinctive taste,
I like it as it is. So I’m going to turn off the heat and it might be best to let this settle for a bit because you don’t want the residue, but I’m going to use the following tea strainer here and I’m just going to pour this, and if you find that the strength of it is too strong for you, you can just dilute it with water. That’s good, that’s filtering out all the residue. Let me get a spoon.
And that’s turmeric tea!