Coconut, ginger and turmeric tea for health and wellbeing is a little bit of a misnomer. Not the ‘health and wellbeing’ part, but the ‘tea’ part.
All Tea, whether it be Green, Black, Oolong, White or Pu-erh, is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant.
All other ‘teas’, are technically not tea. Any herb or herbal concoction made into a hot drink is a tisane.
Coconut, ginger and turmeric ‘tea’ is neither tea nor tisane, I call it a tea here, simply to suggest you make it similarly.
Coconut oil(1 & 2) is hugely beneficial for people with arthritis or joint pain of any kind. Turmeric(3) and ginger(4 & 5) are both medicinally excellent for lessening inflammation in the body. As a nutritionist and herbalist I love the natural synergy of combining these three and how potent an elixir they become when you do, for health, healing, and overall energy.
Please note: if you have any particular ailment, as always, seek advice from your doctor.
Coconut, ginger and turmeric tea
- ¼ – ½ teaspoon turmeric
- ½ teaspoon coconut oil (*build up to one dessertspoon over a month, see below)
- ¼ teaspoon of finely grated fresh ginger or ginger powder (a ginger teabag can be used if the teabags are non-toxic)
- Put all ingredients in a cup and top with boiling water
- A natural sweetener (such as stevia) can be added for taste if you like
- Stir and drink like a tea
It is best to buy pure, organic, and of course Fairtrade, coconut oil.
*Please note: build the coconut oil up from ½ teaspoon to 1 dessertspoon per cup, and take a full month to do so. Do this by using ½ teaspoon per cup for the first four days. Then 1 teaspoon per cup for the next four days. Every 4 days after that, add another ½ teaspoon until you are on one full dessertspoon.
If you do not do this process slowly, coconut oil can have a nauseous effect. This effect is due to the fact that coconut oil is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory. If you have unhealthy bacteria or parasites in the gut, coconut oil will expel them; which is a good thing, not a bad thing. However, if done too quickly it does make you feel nauseous. So go SLOWLY.
You can have this tea two or three times per day.
Added benefits: coconut oil is highly beneficial as a food, skin moisturiser and hair tonic. It is excellent for weight control as it helps to regulate appetite, metabolism, and the thyroid generally. It is also good for a healthy heart, anti-aging, skin conditions generally, viral infections, as a digestive aid and for building the immune system… as you can see it is just about the panacea to the world’s woes. Enjoy! ~ GreenWitch Tea
‘Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos – the trees, the clouds, everything.’
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
(1) Coconut oil (2) More on Coconut oil
(3) Turmeric (4) Ginger (5) More on Ginger
Right now I am sipping on the coconut, ginger and turmeric tea and it is very refreshing and I know it’s really good for me. Thank you Suzanne for such an amazing website about tea – it is the best I have ever seen! You have inspired me to drink more tea and it’s great that you have so many good quality teas available that are so beneficial to health and well being.
Thanks Sophie, I am happy you love the site… And even happier that you’re sitting there drinking something so good for you… Enjoy, and many blessings xox