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 add all the ingredients 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 not to use jaggery)


  1. Turmeric is anti-inflammatory; it helps fight many diseases and is an antibiotic.
  2. Ginger is rich in antioxidants, which help boost the immune system and cure colds, coughs, and 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