It is officially incredibly very cold outside the house (howdy Canadian winter!) but the good thing is I have a take care of this Golden Turmeric Tonic. This heat and cozy drink arrives together so simple and is the great sizzling drink for when you want to warm up with one thing healthy or combat off that terrible chilly.

Golden turmeric tonic to help sooth the common cold

What does turmeric do in the human body?

When you start out to experience under the weather conditions this is a great very little treatment to make on your own (or a person else) truly feel a very little superior. Turmeric (part of the ginger family) is acknowledged as an antioxidant and for lessening swelling in the overall body many thanks to the polyphenol curcumin.  Turmeric, on its very own, is not remarkably bioavailable, but there are foodstuff that can enrich this this kind of as black pepper.  Peperine, uncovered in black pepper, can help activate curcumin. The black pepper might feel like a strange detail to include to a scorching drink but believe in me it’s so excellent and offers it a small kick!

What gain does ginger deliver?

Ginger is notorious for supporting struggle colds combating nausea. Ginger includes numerous bioactive compounds and acts as an antioxidant with anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial qualities. Ginger might support soothe nausea and in this very hot tonic, it may possibly support a scratchy throat truly feel superior alongside one another with the honey. We also included in a slice of orange to maximize the citrus flavours and have been a enthusiast but you can go away it out if you don’t have any on hand. A minimal further vitamin C during cold time doesn’t harm.

Golden turmeric tonic to help sooth the common cold

As a tiny heads up,  you’ll want to be a minor careful when you make this simply because the turmeric STAINS (talking from expertise lol). If you have something white, like your counters, you will want to be cautious you do not spill or make confident you wipe it up promptly.

I determined to try to consume raw turmeric root one night just after a long picture shoot and a glass of wine (okay possibly extra than a glass).  I just cannot say that it was notably pleasurable on its possess (large shock), but the most effective aspect was identifying my new yellow/orange entrance tooth when I ultimately appeared in a mirror.  Wow.

Numerous grocery suppliers now carry turmeric root. Try out out Choices or Nature’s Fare Marketplaces here in Kelowna, or shops these kinds of as Total Food items will have it as well.  It seems to be like a skinny finger-like model of ginger with a bright orange flesh.

For a different cozy winter drink I propose earning this Do-it-yourself Apple Cider, or if you have to have a minimal something extra refreshing try this Orange Julius Smoothie! If you are suffering from a cold try out making this Cheater Chicken Noodle Soup to sense a very little much better with really tiny effort and hard work (since who wants to slave in excess of a stove when you’re ill?).

Golden Turmeric Tonic

Golden turmeric tonic to help sooth the common cold

Golden turmeric tonic to help sooth the common cold

Golden Turmeric Tonic

Chock full of excellent components, this tonic not only preferences excellent but is excellent for you as well.


  • 1 teaspoon grated clean turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 lemon slices
  • 1 orange slice (optional)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 pinch black pepper


  1. In a little pot incorporate all components and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Divide amongst two mugs are serve!