A tasty way to combat a cold come the Christmas season. As David and Luise from Green Kitchen Stories put it, the mix is "eye-tearingly and sinus-clearingly fierce." Ginger has long been known to have several antibiotic effects, as well as helping with infections, inflammation, detoxification, circulation and nausea. Turmeric is considered a herb that cleanses the whole body, especially the liver. It is used to support digestion, treat fever, infections and inflammations. The turmeric is paired with black pepper to enhance the bioavailability of curcumin (the active ingredient in turmeric) by a thousand times.
Ginger & Turmeric Honey Bomb
Makes 1/2 cup
1/2 cup / 120 ml honey (prefereble organic unheated)
2-4 tbsp freshly grated ginger (or ground ginger), depending on how strong you prefer
2 tsp ground turmeric (or freshly grated turmeric if you can find it)
1 organic unwaxed lemon, freshly grated zest
2 pinches ground black pepper
Stir together all ingredients in a bowl. Taste and add more ginger or turmeric if needed. Aim for a really strong flavour. Store the Ginger & Turmeric Honey Bomb in a glass container. It can be enjoyed in your favourite tea, on it's own or dissolved in hot water. Add one/two teaspoons as desired.
Recipe and photography by David and Luise from Green Kitchen Stories. Find their blog here.