Turmeric is a rhizome (an underground stem ) that belongs to the ginger family.These rhizomes are boiled ,dried and finally ground to orange -yellow powder which is the Turmeric powder. Turmeric, a super food for 2016, is renowned for its health benefits and has been used in Asia for thousands of years.
Turmeric ‘the golden spice of life’ is one of the most known anti-inflammatory herb.It is such a powerful healer,loaded with antioxidants and boosts your immunity level.Turmeric also prevents allergy,asthma,obesity,diabetes,fatigue and many more.It is an amazing gift Mother nature has given to Mankind.
You need not do any research to experience the full benefits of turmeric,you simply need to add it to your diet. Here is a simple Turmeric thulasi (or tulsi) tea recipe to start your wonderful day with this super spice that keeps the flu and cold at bay.
PREPARATION TIME : 5 MINS
COOKING TIME : 12-15 MINS
SERVES : 2
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tbsp thulasi leaves (holy basil)
1/8 tsp grated ginger
2-3 tbsp honey
1/2 tsp lemon juice
2 cups water
Bring two cups of water to boil.Add the thulasi leaves,grated ginger and let it boil for 30 secs.Switch off the flame and close it with a lid.Let it sit for 6-8 minutes.
Now open the lid ,add lemon juice, honey,turmeric powder and mix well.
Let it boil for 5 mins in medium flame.
Strain them and discard the residue.
Serve the tea warm or cold with a lemon slice.
Healthy Turmeric Thulasi tea is ready to serve now.