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To a cup add 1/2 teaspoon turmeric, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and a pinch of black pepper a big squeeze of lemon and boiling water.
Cinnamon adds some sweetness, so Honey is an optional extra.
To simplify this I have a jar made up of half Turmeric, half Cinnamon and a few twists of black Pepper, the I just use 1 tsp of this and lemon juice to Make turmeric Tea
Curcumin only makes up 3-5% of Turmeric powder, and is poorly absorbed, the addition of Black Pepper can increase absorption up to 2000%, consuming it with fat also helps. cinnamon also has it’s own health enhancing properties that can be see here.
Turmeric Paste can be used to make your Turmeric drinks – just measure out two teaspoons of the paste instead of the dry spices, melt gently and then add the other ingredients.To make up a cup sized jar of Turmeric paste melt 1/2 cup of Coconut oil, add 1/4 cup of Turmeric and 1/4 cup of Cinnamon and 2-3 tsp of ground Black Pepper. Mix well and allow to cool and solidify. In a cool kitchen this doesn’t need to be kept in the fridge and will keep for several weeks.
As a simple daily addition 1-2 tsp of turmeric can help maintain health by boosting the immune system, acting as a detoxing agent, and as a potent anti oxidant and anti inflammatory. Research is also showing that Turmeric/Curcumin can help assist the body with disease that is already present such as asthma, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, depression, diabetes, alzheimer’s, inflammatory bowel disease and cancer.