- Tumeric Ginger Background
- Herbal Tea Preparation
Our Tumeric Ginger Herbal Tea Blend is an enlivening blend of golden turmeric with spicy ginger and zesty citrus.
The awesome, centering energy of golden turmeric root is enhanced by strengthening licorice root and zesty ginger in this Ayurveda inspired blend. Fragrant lemongrass and citrus peels create a lemon drop candy sweetness that balances the pungency of the roots. The combination of turmeric, ginger, lemon and honey is an ancient herbal recipe for longevity, stamina and balance.
Ingredients: Organic ginger root, organic turmeric root, organic licorice root, organic lemongrass, organic orange peel, organic lemon peel, essential orange and lemon oils
Origin: Rishi Tea Labs
Both tumeric and ginger are highly prized in Ayurvedic medicine as well as in traditional Chinese medicine. The use of turmeric dates back nearly 4000 years to the Vedic culture in India and probably reached China around 700 a.d. Western science confirms that tumeric is an effective anti-inflammatory and pain reliever which explains its use in the treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases such as chronic obstructive airways disease (COPD), asthma, and rheumatoid arthritis as well as cancer, Alzheimers and cataracts. In TCM tumeric is categorized as 'Herbs that invigorate the Blood'. These herbs tend to stimulate blood flow and are used to help the circulation of blood in cardiovascular conditions or menstrual irregularities as well as to treat acute pains caused by Blood Stagnation. Tumeric is a bitter and pungent herb. In TCM the main clinical targets of such herbs are the digestive organs: in the intestine, for treatment of diseases such as familial adenomatous polyposis; in the bowels, for treatment of inflammatory bowel disease; and in the colon, for treatment of colon cancer.
Ginger root is the most widely used and most available herbal remedy in the world. It is used to lower cholesterol, and for relief of nausea, colds, arthritis, allergies and asthma. It is also known to protect the digestive tract and liver against parasites and toxins.
Water Temperature: Boiling
Water Quality: Best with Spring Water
Amount of Leaf (per 6 fl oz water): 1 tsp. (3 grams)
Steep Time: 5-7 minutes
Number of Infusions: 1
Herb and fruit teas are very forgiving! With very few exceptions you will need boiling water to bring out the full flavor of the ingredients. Steep for at least 3 minutes--the longer the better. There's really no such thing as too long, and there's no need to remove the herbs and fruit at all. But because of that, don't expect to get more than one infusion.