Turmeric 'Teh Halia' for Arthritis and Psoriasis

  • Recipe courtesy of James Wong
  • Show: Grow Your Own Drugs
  • Episode: Incredible Edibles

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive Prep:
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Cook:
20 min
Yield:
1 serving
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 3 sticks fresh turmeric or 1/8 ounce/4 g dried, peeled and chopped
  • One thumb-size piece fresh ginger root, peeled and grated
  • Few pinches black pepper
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon black tea leaves
  • Palm sugar (or maple syrup or brown sugar)

Directions

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.

Notes

The content of this program is for entertainment purposes only, and is not intended as medical advice. Always consult a professional healthcare provider before trying any form of therapy or if you have any questions or concerns about a medical condition. The use of natural products can be toxic if misused, and even when suitably used, certain individuals could have adverse reactions.

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