According to MindBodyGreen.com, required ingredients for a turmeric ginger tea are 1 cup of water, 1/4 teaspoon of ground turmeric, 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger, a splash of nut or soy milk and raw honey to taste. A slice of lemon is optional, along with some coconut oil or flaxseed oil.
To make the tea, bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan, and add the turmeric and ginger. Reduce the heat to simmer the tea for about 10 minutes, and then stir in your choice of milk. Strain the tea into a mug, and add honey or lemon if desired. The tea is useful as a soothing option for those suffering from allergies, colds or the flu.
According to HealthyAndNaturalWorld.com, turmeric and ginger are herbs that are recommended for aiding in gastrointestinal and inflammatory issues. An active ingredient is curcumin, which is known in some Asian cultures to treat arthritis and other joint pains. Because turmeric has a low level of absorption and metabolizes quickly, the body does not retain a sufficient amount. To prevent the turmeric from losing its ability to be absorbed into the body, add a teaspoon of either coconut oil or flaxseed oil.