Healing Turmeric Tea

This healing Turmeric Tea is filled with turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, lemon, immune boosting spices, and sweetened with a touch of honey. This spicy, sweet and comforting tea is used to halt a cold or speed up recovery.

Pouring honey into an anti inflammatory turmeric cup of tea on a metal tray

This healing turmeric tea is perfect for sipping on when you first feel a cold coming on.

I love using natural remedies when I’m beginning to feel a little off. Although I’m not opposed to using over the counter cold remedies and certainly do from time to time, there’s something wonderfully comforting about drinking a hot mug of tea full of immune boosting ingredients.

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This certainly isn’t a new tea recipe. In fact, you might even have a similar tea recipe using ginger, cinnamon, or turmeric of your own that you make and use.

With cold and flu season with us for a while longer, I thought it would be a good time to share my version of turmeric tea that I make and use all throughout the year.

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Ingredients in a turmeric and ginger tea on a plate- Two lemon halves, a slice of ginger, a cinnamon stick, turmeric, and cayenne pepper

Ingredients In Turmeric Tea

The ingredients are simple; fresh ginger, cinnamon and turmeric.

Optional add-ins are honey, lemon, and metabolism boosting cayenne pepper (Source).

I like to drink this tea with lemon juice but I don’t always add the honey. Sometimes I want the sweetness and other times I like drinking it without.

Pouring tea from a pot into a small strainer over a mug

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Turmeric Tea Benefits

The main ingredients in this detox tea are so good for you, let’s take a look…


Ginger has a long history of use in various forms of traditional and alternative medicine.

It has been used to fight colds and the flu, to help with digestion and to reduce nausea. (Source)


Cinnamon is loaded with antioxidants and can help the body fight infections.

It has also been linked with reduced risk of heart disease. (Source)


Turmeric has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb.

It’s a powerful anti-inflammatory. Turmeric helps boost your immune system, can ease joint pain and is also good for digestion. (Source)

You might enjoy drinking this Ginger Turmeric Cinnamon tea as I do, once or twice a week. I seldom wait for a cold to drink it, I happen to love the way it tastes.


A mug of yellow tea made with turmeric on a tray next to a beige napkin.

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Turmeric Tea Recipe

Turmeric Tea in a glass mug

Ginger Turmeric Cinnamon Tea

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Main
Keyword: tea
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 31kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 1 1-inch ginger root , peeled, rough chopped
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey (optional) , to taste


  • Place the ginger in a pot and fill with the water. Bring to a boil, then add the cinnamon stick and stir in the turmeric and cayenne pepper. 
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. 
  • Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice.
  • Pour the tea through a strainer into a mug.
  • Sweeten to taste with honey (optional).


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 31kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 17.4mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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6 thoughts on “Healing Turmeric Tea”

  1. 5 stars
    Such a great way to get turmeric in. I’ve been on a turmeric kick lately so this is just what I need right now.

  2. 5 stars
    First of all, I love the color of this!! I like drinking ginger tea when I’m not feeling well and love the idea of adding cinnamon and turmeric, too. This looks both beneficial and enjoyable!

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