Turmeric 'Teh Halia' for Arthritis and Psoriasis
Combine the turmeric, ginger and black pepper in a mortar and pound with the pestle until you get a smooth paste.
Combine the paste with the milk, 1 cup water and the tea leaves in a saucepan and simmer over low heat until the liquid is reduced by half, 10 to 20 minutes. Strain. Sweeten with palm sugar to taste, and stir.
Before drinking, pour the teh between two containers, holding them the maximum width apart to aerate the tea as much as possible and produce froth on top. Despite not having too much of a medicinal effect on the remedy, this is more than just a flamboyant whim. Aerating the mix improves its flavor by making it easier for your tongue to perceive the chemicals that give the drink its unique taste.
Make the teh up as you need it, and drink at once. Take daily to help with arthritis, aches and pains in the joints, psoriasis, Crohn's disease and other inflammatory conditions. The paste will keep for up to 1 month in the refrigerator.