Dr. Myers’ Toddy

February 19th, 2016

Dr. Myers’ Toddy

I absolutely love this cleansing anti-inflammatory tea! It is warm and soothing in the winter months, and is refreshing served over ice in the spring and summer. I usually make this once or twice per week. I store it in mason jars to have on hand during the week.

Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It fights inflammation at the molecular level, by blocking a molecule that turns on genes related to inflammation, and also boosts your own body’s antioxidant activity in order to more effectively fight free radicals and ward off chronic disease.

 

Dr. Myers' Toddy

Ingredients

  • 6 cups filtered water
  • 5 inches ginger peeled and chopped
  • 5 inches turmeric root peeled and chopped
  • 3 whole cinnamon sticks
  • juice from 2 lemons
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 dandelion root tea bags (optional)

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Instructions

  1. In a large pot, bring to a simmer filtered water, turmeric, cinnamon and ginger. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and add tea bags, lemon juice and apple cider vinegar.
  3. Can serve immediately hot or allow to cool and store in the refrigerator.

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