Ginger Turmeric Tea is an immune boosting tea recipe that will help keep you healthy and feeling your best! This healing beverage is tasty, comforting, and so simple to whip up. It will definitely be on repeat all season long!
With all of the sickness going around, this time of the year, it can be stressful and exhausting on the body. I’m doing my part to keep you healthy and sharing my immunity boosting ginger turmeric tea. I’ve been relying on this natural remedy to help my family fight all the pesky germs we come in contact with (and hand washing, lots and lots of hand washing). If someone in my family even hints at being sick, everyone gets ginger turmeric tea!
Health Benefits of Ginger Turmeric Tea
Let’s chat about what makes this tea so healing. This combo is an anti-inflammatory paste that you can enjoy warm as a tea or cold mixed into some fresh orange juice to give your immune system a little extra support right now.
Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin, which has been shown to have great antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. (source)
Ginger can help lower the risk of infections and even inhibit the growth of many different types of bacteria. (source)
Black pepper is rich in a plant compound called piperine, which studies have found to have antioxidant properties and reduce inflammation. (source)
Lemon may help strengthen the immune system against the germs that cause the common cold and the flu. (source)
Garlic has been shown to reduce the number of days sick with the cold or flu. (source)
Cayenne pepper stimulates circulation, boosts metabolism, naturally relieves pain, and can have an alkalizing effect in the body. (source)
Manuka honey has been shown in studies to boost healing time and reduce infection. (source)
How Do You Make Ginger Turmeric Tea?
You’re going to need an airtight container so you can store your paste in the fridge. Personally, I love using mason jars, so if I’m making a single recipe I’ll use these jars, if I double it, I’ll use these. Store the paste for up to 10 days in your fridge (very convenient).
Then into the jar, I combine fresh grated turmeric (if you can’t find fresh, you can sub in dried), fresh ginger, black pepper, lemon zest, and Manuka honey.
Now that’s the base recipe, but when I really want to take this immunity booster to the next level, I also add in 1 tsp of crushed garlic and dash of cayenne. Both of these ingredients are totally optional, but I do recommend them if you want to kick this immunity bomb into high gear.
As for the honey, Manuka honey is a beautiful thing. It’s super thick, sweet, and creamy, but more importantly it has up to 4x more nutrient density than regular floral honey. Just a couple of teaspoons each day will help to boost the bodies immunity and keep the gut healthy (which is where our immunity lives).
Mix all of the ingredients together and your Ginger Turmeric Tea is ready to go!
Enjoy this tea either hot or cold. If hot is your choice, add one or two teaspoons in the bottom of a mug and then add some warm water. Be sure the water is warm and not boiling because we want to keep all of the benefits of the ingredients intact.
If you prefer cold, stir a teaspoon or two into your favorite fresh pressed juice. I love the way it mixes into a glass of orange juice. Very delish!
Make this home remedy when you’re feeling sick or fighting a cold. It’s perfect for easing a sore throat and/or calming a cough, or when you just need something cozy to sip on.
Other Immunity Boosting Recipes:
Immunity Boosting Green Chicken + Veggie Soup
Immunity Boosting Hot Chocolate
Thanks so much for reading! You can watch the video down below and if you make this recipe I would love for you to give it a ★ rating below. And be sure to follow me on YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram and FaceBook for more healthy food inspiration!
Ginger Turmeric Tea
- 1 tbsp. grated turmeric
- 1 tbsp. grated ginger
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper
- zest from one organic lemon
- 1 tsp. crushed garlic
- dash cayenne pepper
- 1/4 cup Manuka honey
- Prep all ingredients and then combine everything in a small container (that has a lid).
- Mix until everything is well incorporated.
- Add 1 tsp. of the immunity paste to warm water or fresh squeezed juice for a delicious and immunity boosting drink. Enjoy!
Agness of Run Agness Run says
Thanks for sharing this immunity bomb, Dani! Ginger is packed with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which are crucial for strengthening the immune system.
It’s my pleasure. I LOVE this combo for immunity, it works like a charm.
How to store this mixer in the fridge or out side? And how long i can store?
I usually store it in the fridge for up to 10 days.
Can you just take it by the spoon full ?
Yes, for sure.
I would love to make this at this time that there a global pandemic but I don’t have fresh lemons, can i prepare this without he lemon zest and slit get the benefits?
Ideally you want to use the lemons, but it will still be beneficial using the other ingredients.
Mary Lee says
Dani, in my reading I understand that a little coconut oil or some fat should be added to this mixture to help our bodies get all the benefits from the turmeric. A healthy fat and black pepper both help our bodies to absorb the nutrients.
Yes! You can easily add a little coconut oil when you use this paste – that would be a great idea.
Thanks for sharing this bomb,
To make it more Blasting, I am thinking to add Cloves.
What do you think ?
P.S. I am also thinking to add all this to my Cappucino with NO added sugar.
Thanks for sharing this Health Bomb.
What about adding some Cloves
for more thermogenic effect & to speed metabolism ?
Lori Joyner says
Thank you very much for this recipe, I found it on your YouTube channel. Can you offer any advice/warnings on adding cinnamon to this recipe? If you agree with adding the spice how much would you recommend?
I don’t think adding cinnamon would be a problem. I would start by adding 1/4 teaspoon and then you can slowly add more according to your tastes.
Cheryl Anne says
I read that Ceylon cinnamon is better than the ones we use in the kitchen.
Oooooh, I’ll have to look into that. Thanks for sharing.
Karen E. Quinones Miller says
Does it have to be added to water. Can I just take a teaspoon every morning?
Sure! That works.
Sounds awesome! Does it have to be mixed with something? Can I just take it “straight” ?
I usually mix a bit into hot water or tea:)
How long can you keep the honey/turmeric/ginger medicine before it spoils? If it ever spoils?
Mahalo for your answers
I usually keep mine in the fridge for weeks:)
With the current run at the grocery store I can’t find fresh ginger or turmeric. What amounts of dried spices do you suggest?
The general rule of thumb is 3:1 – dried spices to fresh. So for every one teaspoon of dried herbs/spices you would use 3 teaspoons of fresh.
Thank you for sharing recipes which is delicious. I need to ask your advice. My daughter is suffering from GERD and not able to have rice,spicy food, acidic food.which will cause her painful stomach cramps. Can I give her the manuka bomb recipe??
Thank you for your help which is greatly appreciated
Hi Dorothy, the manuka bomb is a bit spicy, so maybe you would be better off just giving her some plain manuka honey (which is super healing and delicious!).
Im excited to try!
Wow!! this is similar to our traditional herbal drink in my country. We mix turmeric, tamarind, ginger and lime. Thanks for sharing! I love all your recipes! My husband is on cardiac diet and I need all these hearty healthy and delicious recipes to control his cholesterol level and of course sugar!! Thanks a lot Dani! please keep updating more super clean and delicious recipes.
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Hi Satayani! I’m so glad you are enjoying the recipes! Lots of continued health to you and your hubby.
Karin Carney says
Hi Dani, I just tried the turmeric + ginger immunity bomb as a tea and really enjoyed it. I had been searching for a good way to take turmeric on a regular basis and thanks to you I have found it. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I added a little coconut oil as they say you’re supposed to add heat, pepper and fat to turmeric for the best benefits and even though my husband doesn’t like the taste of coconut, he enjoyed the tea and said he couldn’t taste the coconut oil at all. Thank you for making all your videos so clear and easy to follow without using so many bells and whistles and crazy music in the background. I’m a new fan!
It’s my pleasure! So glad you enjoyed this video/recipe Karin. Thanks for letting me know.
I could feel all the spices waking me up! Thanks, and thanks for the honey discount you arranged.
I wanted to say that I enjoyed the video of what 10 ingredients you keep in your fridge. I know I would enjoy watching the 2 other videos you suggested you might make from reader enthusiasm. Feeling enthusiastic here, Dani!!!
Thanks Loula!! I plan to share the fridge and pantry version soon 🙂
IS POWDERED TURMERIC OKAY T O USE?
You can, but you will want to cut back on the measurements 🙂
Great tasting immunity booster!
Yes, but you will need to cut back on the measurement by 1/3.
I made this today added a dash of cinnamon and 1/2 tbsp black seed oil.
I couldn’t find lemons so I used the zest of an orange, I hope that is still fine?
Thank you for sharing these immunity boosts because I really enjoy a more natural recipe than taking meds :). This is perfect and delicious!,
It’s my pleasure, so glad you are enjoying it.
Nicole Gosnell says
How often can you take it if you feel like your getting sick?
I like to sip on it once a day during the winter months.
Can we use organic powder tumeric and organic honey instead?
Yes, that could definitely work.
Jill Green says
A hot, warm drink that is simple to make, with just a few natural ingredients, is this ginger turmeric tea. This nutritious tea is a great pick-up, full of health advantages and comes together in minutes. It’s perfectly served with warm or iced without added refined sugar. Turmeric tea may contribute to cancer prevention, with various medicinal properties, including antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Curcumin has been identified by the National Cancer Institute as an important anticancer or cancer-preventing drug.
Robin D says
Delicious! Thanks so much foe helping us stay healthy! How do I store it? Room temp? ❤️❤️
Hi Robin! I like to keep this stored in the fridge.
Carol Gilbert says
Thank you for sharing, I have two quick questions.
1. Do you drink the tea and eat the remnants or toss those?
2. If I can not get the fresh turmeric, how much ground powder should I use instead. I saw a post where you said less.
Hi Carol! I eat it all, lol. And the general rule with fresh to dried spices is 1:3 – so for every teaspoon of dried spices you would use 3 teaspoons of fresh. Hope that helps.