Skin Care Tip of the Week *Make your own anti-aging tea using turmeric powder*

Monday, December 12, 2011


I recently mentioned turmeric powder in this post and I discussed how incorporating it into your diet can have many health and beauty benefits. Many of you wanted to know how exactly you can incorporate it into your diet. One of the best ways to reap all the benefits of turmeric is to make turmeric tea.

What is turmeric?

  • Turmeric is a spice that is often used in curry dishes. It has been used for years in holistic medicine as a digestive aid and a wound healer. It is also a powerful anti-inflammatory that has been used by both the Chinese and Indian cultures for years.

The health and beauty benefits of turmeric:

  • Loaded with antioxidants
  • Helps clean up metabolic waste
  • Natural liver detoxifier
  • Powerful anti-inflammatory
  • Can be used to treat menstrual pain
  • Studies have linked the frequent use of turmeric to lower rates of certain cancers
  • Great for those with acne and other inflammatory skin conditions
  • Protects your skin from free radical damage

Turmeric tea recipe ingredients:

  • 4 cups of water
  • 2 teaspoons of turmeric powder
  • lemon or honey (optional)
  • stevia for taste (optional)
Directions:
  1. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil
  2. Add turmeric powder and simmer for 10 minutes
  3. Strain in a mug using a cheesecloth or mesh strainer
  4. Add lemon/ honey or stevia to sweeten it up
  5. Save the remaining tea in the fridge to drink later


Enjoy! Please let me know if you try this out. I personally love it but would love to hear what you think as well.



[Image via Time Health]


66 comments:

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

I'm not a tea drinker but I am always hearing about how good it is for you so I really should jump on the bandwagon!

Matilda said...

nice one....:)

Jamie @ charmingly ordinary said...

This looks so simple that I really have no excuse NOT to try it...

P.S. CONGRATULATIONS! Just saw that you are expecting. :)

Anonymous said...

I´ve been using tumeric mixed with black pepper and garlic powder kept in a shaker by my stove. It goes into everything I cook. As someone with arthritis I no longer need to use anti-inflamatories, coincidence, maybe? I will try the tumeric tea, thanks for the tip.

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Anonymous- that is so great to hear!

Yummy Mummy said...

I'm so doing this. I love tea. Turmeric is also really good for brain health and memory.

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

I'm obsessed with curry and probably eat it atleast once a week so I know at least I am getting some turmeric in my diet. I've never heard of it in tea though; may have to give it a try!

Juggling in Heels said...

Okay, this is going to be my new daily drink. I see "anti-aging" and I am on board!

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

I need to start drinking more tea! I tend to lean towards coffee when I want a hot drink but tea would be a nice alternative!

Lindsay said...

You have so much information, and I am so happy how freely you share it with the rest of us. Thanks friend!

Alexa said...

This is awesome. I love tea AND curry. Ha. Hope you are having a great start to your week, Lindsay!

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

What an interesting idea! Will need to try this!

Yola Thorp said...

this is so helpful.

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Michelle Alley said...

Thanks so much for sharing this skin tip, I never would have even thought to use tumeric.

Kelly said...

I will have to give this a try. I am a mother of 5 kids and always looking for a cheap easy way to make my skin look better without having to spend a lot of money. I love all your tips and have become friends with all the workers at my health food store cause I have been trying all your fun ideas. I am wondering what are some more tips for anti aging. I have just noticed the last few months I am getting lots of wrinkles! Ahh Help!

Hanna said...

well, this is genious ad i need it since my kids gave me 500 wrinkles. seriously, I never had ONE before they were born. Little angels

Brynn {chartreuse and a twist} said...

i swear...i am going to have a girls spa day at my place one day and i am going to put all of these wonderful skincare recipes to use :) xoxoxo brynn

Mrs. Pancakes said...

This looks amazing! Thanks for the idea

Elle Sees said...

i will definitely seek this out. anything for anti-aging, and I'm in!
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Nuha said...

i always read how great tumeric is but i don't use it that much..i'll have to try this :-)

Kathy S said...

I love tumeric for skin care. I didn't actually know that you could eat/drink it and get good results. I've just used to powder on my skin to deal with heat rash.

Selena said...

I just tried to turmeric tea and I was sooo afraid to drink it. But it is really delicious. I added some ginger to it as well and sweetened it with honey. I'm pretty sure Ill be drinking this close to every day.

DIANNE ARNETTE said...

I just made the turmeric tea....I love it and have read other articles on the benefits .
Thanks for the post.

iamcrystal said...

I think you're right. Turmeric is good for promoting healthy skin as I also read a post that supports it: http://organicindia.mercola.com/herbal-supplements/turmeric.aspx Anyway, I hope to get more turmeric recipes from you. :)

Sherice said...

I LOVE tea and Tumeric!! Gonna try this for sure!

Twiz said...

i have arthritis and fibromyalgia so i will definitely try this.Im always searching for alternative tea flavours

Crystal Rose said...

I love turmeric! I make a mix of 2 parts Cinnamon, 1 part Ginger and 1 part Turmeric, and use it to make a spice tea that is delicious hot or cold. All these spices are anti-inflamitory and it really does help with arthritis pain. Thanks for posting!

Crystal Rose said...

I love turmeric! I make a mix of 2 parts Cinnamon, 1 part Ginger and 1 part Turmeric, and use it to make a spice tea that is delicious hot or cold. All these spices are anti-inflamitory and it really does help with arthritis pain. Thanks for posting!

Leena Bhadra said...

Turmeric is really good for skin too..it gives you a healthier fairer skin ..We Indians use turmeric in our daily foods,like say when we cook any non veg dish we first properly marinade the chicken or fish or whatever we are cooking using turmeric paste.It also helps in fixing scar marks:)

Anonymous said...

I am going to give this one a try because I'm all the time looking for good things to improve my health and skin. thanks you for all your help Post.

Anonymous said...

I take 3 turmeric capsules a day one before each meal, it helps stablize blood sugar

Rosemary Taglialatela Photography said...

I cant wait to try this but is anyone elses turmeric gritty? Mine looks like a fine powder but it is really gritty.

Anonymous said...

How do you make this with fresh turmeric?

Marcia Brice said...

I have some fresh turmeric, I'm going to try grating it, the way I make fresh ginger tea.

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking make it with fresh just like you would the ginger tea? http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2012/11/using-fresh-ginger-in-a-recipe-for-health-and-happiness.html
Saw turmeric root at Whole Foods yesterday, almost bought some but didnt know what to do with it, now I know, will get some next time & use fresh!

Bak Zsuzsanna said...

I put a bit of a soy or rice milk, makes the whole thing sooo smooth...excellent even I have heavy stomach...

Anonymous said...

How much do you reccommend to drink a day?

Anonymous said...

I also use cinnamon, ginger and tumeric with some vanilla stivia, lemon and some coconut oil. Wonderful tea!

Anonymous said...

Read article and just made some... I used the recommended 2 tsp in four cups of water and added a dash of ginger and cinnamon along with a couple tsp of honey.... It's very good like it much better then regular tea... Am drinking it hot now will be anxious to see how it taste's cold.... It makes you feel you are doing something good for yourself... Very relaxing

Anonymous said...

I take my turmeric in almond milk instead - a cup of vanilla almond milk, 1/2 tsp. turmeric, some honey, heat in pan. (Optional: add dash cinnamon powder, &/or raw cocoa powder). Deeelish! :D

Anonymous said...

I made something similar last wk, (forget where I saw it, it's a "cleansing drink") 1 tbsp turmeric, 1 tbsp ground ginger, 1/8 tsp cayenne, juice from 2 lemons. Boil 4 C water, add spices, wait til water cools down a bit, then add fresh lemon juice. Shew~we, a little too spicy for me, so I tried to tame it with some honey & cinnamon & coconut oil. I think I'll just leave out the cayenne next time. As a matter of fact, I think I'll try your recipe ... about now! Thx for all your wonderfully, healthy posts <3

Gina said...

i just put a 1/2 tsp in a glass of water ( about 12 oz) and stir - it dossolves and i drink it up :) I also add 1/2 tsp paprike which doesn't dissolve but gives it quite a kick and also has amazing health benefits!

Anonymous said...

I use the capsules

Josh said...

This is so interesting i have seen turmeric being used in so many different ways but never imagined it being converted into a tea ....that is so interesting would try it for a change as all that i eat in lunch and dinner does have ginger ,garlic turmeric ...Thank you ..

Anonymous said...

My answer is mostly for Kelly !
Home made anti-aging facial night cream
Use a small container that can be sealed mix :
1 tsp of Vitamin A ... Retinol (Jameson)
1 tsp of ProVitamin E ... 100% pure (Jameson)
1 tsp of Aloe vera ... clear (not the green one)
Stir all 3 ingr├ędients with a clean plastic spoon for a couple minutes untill the texture become a white creamy color. Apply every night before going to sleep and see the difference after 2 weeks . You can buy all 3 products at first it will cost Under $50.00 but you can make this anti-aging night cream for many other time as you needed. It is a big saving in the end instead of paying high price for an other product on the market that would only last for a couple of months.

Anonymous said...

We can get fresh turmeric so I might grate it and brew it with my usual mix of fresh garden herbs which includes fresh stevia and sometimes fresh ginger and lemon.

Anonymous said...

Turmeric milk is also very tasty and is more traditional, I believe. Coconut or almond milk is delicious, adds extra creaminess and complements the spicy turmeric.

Anonymous said...

I drink this almost everyday, I introduced this drink to my hubby..and he likes it. I usually put a little bit of lemon juice in just like you make lemon tea. Also you can use tamarind, boil together with turmeric and add honey or any other sweetener as you wish. Enjoy!!

Brandy Avila said...

So many ways to change the flavor, i make tea for my pain thanks for all the different was to make it, so many things spices are good for :)

Anonymous said...

i am guessing you could add turmeric when making a batch of kombucha too?

Anonymous said...

recently I have been searching for new treatments for my arthritis pain that does not include anti inflammatories. i have been to an Herbal Doctor and have been put on supplements.Seems to be working. Turmeric is one thing that I have included in my life. Thank you for posting this. I have been trying to find new ways to use turmeric so this fits the bill. Thanks for posting.

Anonymous said...

I have used Turmeric as a tea and sometimes take the capsules. however i noticed my toe nails turn a bright yellow.Eventually when i stop taking this they turn back to there natural color.also eliminates muscle pain.

debbie said...

I just drink with chicken broth with Garlic and sometimes add shredded kale or baby bok choy. I drink soups a lot and keep my crock pot going all day on simmer.

Amelia said...

I met an Indian woman who is twice my age yet looks half my age. I asked her what her secret is and she told me to mix turmeric with cream (regular cooking cream) to make a paste and smear it on my face. She swears by it. That was six months ago and silly me I haven't tried it and I can tell I've aged ten years in that time. I really should stop being so lazy and try it. My question is since I have light skin would it stain my skin yellow?

Dee Dee said...

Amelia, that sounds interesting about the turmeric added to cooking cream, but I am not sure what kind of cream are you talking about? Did she mention exactly what that is? Do you just mix it with like a heavy cream or??? I bet it would stain light skin but what I wonder is how long would it take for it to come off? It might be worth a once a week thing to do. Try it on a patch on your arm and see what happens.

PEARL said...

I have this tea for years and it really helps with my immune system.... I am a lupus sufferer, and recommend this for building your immunity for all non sufferers too

Anonymous said...

I'm going to try this in my second ferment for my kombucha. it sounds really good! I have arthritis and I'm getting old!

Nasim Raza said...

In Indo-Pak culture on marriages a paste is prepared with Turmeric & Maize flower which is called 'Obitna'. It is used to clean and bright the body of both groom and bride. It really works.

Krissy g said...

Just started using turmeric this sounds so simple compared to the other recipes on turmeric drinks thanks will be making this here in a little bit :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for all you share! Esp. loving all your skin care info! Regarding this tea - Another great thing to add is freshly grated ginger (or powdered) and coconut oil - turmeric is best taken with a fat, so the coconut oil is a great addition to the tea!

Anonymous said...

Will this upset acid reflux ?

Anonymous said...

Is Turmeric spice (ground) the same as powder? I just used the ground turmeric in my spice cabinet I strained it as instructed and it tasted fine. But with continued use I am wondering what would my teeth look like?
Ann in IL

Anonymous said...

I add turmeric powder in every dish that is yellow or red color like meat sauce, pumpkin/sweet potatoes soup, lasagna, pancakes, grilled meat... particularly crumble egg and omelets for breakfast. If you don't add too much, no one would ever know.

Anonymous said...

I am an Indian woman and when I was getting married many years ago I had to be subjected to this hardi paste 3 days before the wedding..which consisted of grated turmeric and coconut oil . It was smeared on me with a plastic bag and I couldn't touch anything cause it caused everything to stain a bright yellow. I was not a pretty sight and looked bright yellow.
However on the day of the wedding ,I was instructed to bathe with " dahee" meaning raw milk or yoghurt and all the yellow came off and I was left with the most amazing glowing skin befitting of a bride. my skin never looked so good.
that is an Indian beauty secret from the horse's mouth... try it . just tolerate the yellowness as long as you can :)

Emily R. Smith said...

Do we put turmeric mask on effected area only or the whole face ???

jowdjbrown said...

I am very very picky :-)where can i buy matcha green tea perth

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