1stickCinnamonor add 1 toothpick CPTG Cinnamon Essential Oil to each cup of tea
Using a knife and chopping board, roughly chop the Turmeric and Ginger Roots - leave the skin on
Add the chopped Turmeric and Ginger to a saucepan
Add the cinnamon stick (if using) and 1 Liter of filtered water to the saucepan - put the saucepan lid on
Bring the water to the boil, and turn the heat back to a simmer (medium-low heat) for 20 minutes (leave the saucepan lid on)
Turn the heat off and let the liquid sit or steep for another 20 minutes - leave the saucepan lid on
Strain the liquid (using a small strainer) into a 1 Liter glass jar. This is your "tea concentrate". Store the concentrate in the fridge. This will last up to 2 weeks.
Discard the chopped Turmeric Root, Ginger Root & Cinnamon stick (if using). I feed these to my chooks!
TO USE: Add 1/4 cup of the "tea concentrate" to your cup or mug and top it up with freshly boiled water.
Add 1 toothpick of CPTG Cinnamon Essential Oil, if you didn't use the Cinnamon stick.
Add 1-2 drops CPTG Lemon Essential Oil and/or Raw, Organic Honey to taste
In addition to the above, or instead of, add 1-2 drops of CPTG Pepper/Pink Pepper Essential Oil (this assists with the absorption of the Turmeric and enhances the anti-inflammatory benefits)
Turmeric (curcumin is the main active compound in Turmeric) is well-known for its powerful anti-inflammatory effects on the body, however it can be poorly absorbed by the body. Adding Black Pepper/Pink Pepper Essential Oil (CPTG) to each cup of tea, greatly enhances the absorption of curcumin by 2000%!! Another little tip is to add 1/4 - 1 teaspoon (to taste) of 'Changing Habits' Organic Coconut Oil to your cup of tea, as these beautiful "good fats" further assist with curcumin's absorption, simple because curcumin is fat soluble! 🙂
Ginger (contains gingerol) is of course wonderful for the digestive system, supporting feelings of nausea, motion sickness, morning sickness, vomiting etc. It can also reduce muscular pain and soreness, support cold and/or flu-like symptoms and contains very powerful antioxidants, providing protection against any free-radical damage to cells, DNA (our genes) or the mitochondria (our powerhouse for energy).
Cinnamon Essential Oil (Certified, Pure, Therapeutic Grade) supports a healthy metabolism, strengthens the immune system, is an amazing brain tonic, assists with circulation and can relieve pain, including menstrual pain.
Lemon Essential Oil (CPTG) has powerful cleansing, purifying and detoxification properties. I consume 1-2 drops of Lemon EO daily, either in this cup of tea or directly in my bottled water.
Always store liquids which contain CPTG Essential Oils in glass or stainless steel. Due to their powerful cleansing effects, if in plastic, they can leach toxins and harmful chemicals from the plastic bottle into your liquid/water. While we want this gentle cleansing effect IN our body, we don't want this to happen in our drink bottles or storage containers because it simply defeats the purpose as to why we are taking the Lemon Essential Oil :)!
All ingredients in this tea are high in anti-oxidants and support systemic inflammation in the body, which may assist with sinus, joint, muscular and abdominal discomfort.
I always say, prevention is better than cure. Drinking this tea daily reduces systemic inflammation, which is important for overall great health. Chronic, low-level systemic inflammtion plays a huge role is almost EVERY chronic, Western disease including heart disease, cancer, metabolic syndrome, Alzheimer's and many degenerative conditions.
Drinking a cup of this tea daily is a great addition to anyone's dietary habits and health regime.