Boost Your Immune System with Turmeric Tea

March 29, 2018; by Briana McDonald ( If you’re like me, you’re first reaction to “Turmeric Tea” might not be so welcoming. It sounds kind of strange to use Turmeric in a beverage but in Asia, this concoction is refereed to as “liquid gold” and is known to be very healing. Not only can you drastically reduce inflammation and swelling in the body with it’s active ingredient curcumin, but you can also boost your immune system with Turmeric Tea.

This tea also goes by the name of “Golden Milk” because of the yellow color the curcumin gives the milk. This tea, brewed using grated turmeric root or pure powder is considered one of the most effective ways to consume the spice since curcumin has a low bioavailability. There is not a specific recommended daily intake of turmeric so I say, blend in with your drink as much as you can stand!

Curcumin Facts

Curcumin is a powerful antioxidant and plays some pretty impressive roles in the body. To name a few…

  • promotes cardiovascular health by reducing the toxic effects of aggressive medical therapies, animal testing has shown how curcumin’s phytochemical properties promote normal heart size and function.
  • helps maintain liver health
  • resists harmful organisms, in vitro turmeric extracts have been shown to inhibit the growth of harmful organisms that specifically target the digestive system
  • soothes irritation and addresses the symptoms of red, swollen tissue. Multiple studies have shown that daily ingestion of turmeric reduces tenderness, joint swelling, and stiffness.
  • helps heal woulds  by encouraging wound repair and normal skin cell production. It is effective wether it is ingested or applied directly to the wound.
  • consuming curcumin promotes normal gallbladder function and bile flow as well and also helps support the health of stomach cells, and if you know as well as I do that most of our immune system is located in our guts you know how important this role is! (1)

Boost Your Immune System with Turmeric Tea

Curcumin is proven to improve immune system function with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antibacterical properties. It has also been shown to act as an immune modulator, helping regulate immune cell function against cancer. (2)

How Do I make it??

Before we get to the ingredients, let me just say this tea is going to rock your socks off! (I thought I would never say this, but it has in fact replaced my coffee) This tea maximizes the natural antioxidant power of turmeric because it is served hot and is combined with other beneficial spices and a little bit of fat.

Start with this base and add spices and sweeteners to your satisfaction!

Turmeric Tea, “Golden Milk” Recipe

(brought to you by Wellness Mama)


  • 2 cups milk of choice such as almond, pecan, coconut, or dairy or you can use bone broth in plance of the milk for a more hearty tea
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • pinch of ground black pepper
  • tiny piece of fresh, peeled ginger root or 1/4 tsp ginger powder
  • pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 tsp raw honey or maple syrup to taste (optional)


  1. blend all ingredients in high speed blender until smooth (optional, I just throw everything in a saucepan)
  2. pour into a small saucepan and heat for 3 to 5 min over medium heat until hot, but not boiling
  3. drink immediately

(makes 4 servings) (3)



Briana MacDonald- Natural Health Writer

Briana McDonald-natural health writer is a Staff Writer of the Silver Bulletin e-News Magazine (Utopia Silver Supplements). She does website ad designing for the company as well as free-lance health article writing.



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