APPLE CIDER AND TURMERIC DETOX TEA
This is by far one of my favourite detox teas that I discovered when I was in Rishikesh, India whilst studying Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in 2017. However, over the years I had forgotten about this tea and it wasn’t until the other week when it was suggested that I should incorporate apple cider into my diet for my Relapsing Polychondritis flares that it suddenly popped back into my mind.
After a week of incorporating this tea into my daily routine, thankfully my eye and ear flares reduced dramatically (I had been suffering for around three months straight) and overall, I was feeling a lot better… and after looking into the properties of the tea, you can see why!
WHY IS APPLE CIDER AND TURMERIC DETOX TEA GOOD FOR YOU?
This tea is absolutely packed with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and has an abundance of antioxidants. These help ward off germs, fight disease and potentially protect against cancer, kidney stones and relieves muscle pain and arthritis. It is also high in vitamin C which boosts the immune system, reduces the risk of heart disease or stroke, and can also help to control weight.
Couldn’t get any better right?
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
Fresh Ginger – Ginger is a natural antibacterial that helps ward off germs, fights disease, keeps your mouth healthy, lowers cholesterol and lowers blood sugar levels. Ginger also aids digestion, nausea, relieves muscle pain and arthritis.
Apple Cider Vinegar – Can help kill harmful bacteria, may help lower blood sugar levels and manage diabetes, may assist in weight loss, assists with heart and skin health.
Cinnamon – Is high in medicinal properties, it is loaded with antioxidants and is also an anti-inflammatory that helps fight bacterial, fungal infections and lowers blood sugar levels. Cinnamon may also protect against cancer, have beneficial effects on neurodegenerative diseases and may help fight HIV virus.
Honey – High quality honey is rich in antioxidants which can help lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol and lower Triglycerides.
Fresh Lemon Juice – Lemons are high in vitamin C which assists with immune system health and also reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke. Lemons may also help to control weight, protect against anemia, cancer and prevent kidney stones.
Turmeric – Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant which has a variety of medicinal properties. It eases arthritis symptoms, boosts the immune system, lowers cholesterol and can help treat uveitis.
Cayenne Pepper – Cayenne peppers contain a variety of antioxidants that are beneficial for your health. They may help relieve pain, improve psoriasis and reduce cancer risk.
HOW TO MAKE APPLE CIDER AND TURMERIC DETOX TEA
Even though it might appear to be quite a lengthy process to make a cup of tea, I can tell you that it is well worth it. This soothing and nourishing cup of goodness is definitely worth the wait.
First of all get a saucepan and fill it with a couple of cups of water and put it on a medium heat on the hob. Then grab the fresh ginger out of the fridge, take the skin off and cut it into small chunks. When the water is boiling, throw in the ginger, turn down the heat and set the timer on the oven for 10 minutes.
When the timer goes off, go back to the saucepan and then add the cinnamon stick, and set the timer again for another 10 minutes. If you don’t have fresh cinnamon then you can skip this step.
Grab a cup, add the tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and honey, along with the 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric and pinch of cayenne powder. Mix it round whilst you wait for the water to boil.
Once the water has boiled, grab a tea strainer and pour the liquid into the cup. If you have some liquid left over then that’s great, you can have a top up.
HOW TO STORE AND MAKE AHEAD
If you try this apple cider and turmeric detox tea recipe or have a question, please let me know! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make.
Apple Cider and Turmeric Detox Tea
- Saucepan or stove teapot
- Tea strainer
- 1 inch Ginger Cut into small chunks
- 1 cup Water Add a little bit extra as some may evaporate if on high heat
- 1 stick Cinnamon Or use 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1 tbsp Honey
- 1 tbsp Fresh lemon juice
- 1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 tsp Turmeric
- Pinch Cayenne Pepper Optional
- Place the water into a saucepan, put it on the hop and turn it on to a medium heat. Wait for the water to boil, place the cut up ginger in the saucepan and turn down the heat. Leave it to simmer for 10 minutes.
- Then add the fresh cinnamon to the pot and leave to simmer for a further 10 minutes. If you do not use fresh cinnamon then add the powder to the cup according to step 3.
- In the meantime, grab a mug and put the honey, lemon juice, vinegar, turmeric, and cinnamon if you are using the powder form, and stir it.
- When the last 10 minutes is up, strain the water with a tea strainer into the mug and give it one final stir. Enjoy!