Ingredients (Makes 2 cups)

  • 2 1/2 cups of water
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons of honey or jaggery 
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger 
  • 5-6 Basil leaves (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 
  • 1/2 Lemon Juice
  1. Boil water in a pan then put all the ingredients in except honey and lemon juice. 
  2. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 8-10 minutes.
  3. Add the lemon juice then strain the tea into the cups then add honey. (if you’ve chosen to not use jaggery)


  1. Turmeric is anti-inflammatory, it helps in fighting many diseases and also works as an antibiotic.
  2. Ginger is rich in antioxidants that help to boost the immune system and helps in curing a cold, cough and/or flu.
  3. Black pepper is enriched with Vitamin C, it naturally boosts your immunity and works as an excellent antibiotic.
  4.  Basil helps to relieve a sore throat. 
  5.  Lemons have a high amount of Vitamin C