This beverage is a take on a hot toddy (non-alcoholic) and is wonderful for warding off a cold during this winter season. The addition of Thyme is beautiful, kinda savoury and herbaceous, great for soar throats, and combines well with the floral notes of fresh turmeric (powdered works as well) and together, with ginger, raw honey, citrus and black pepper, make for a great immune boosting tonic.
Turmeric is also extremely helpful for any and all hormone imbalances. This magical root stabilizes blood sugar, increases blood flow supplying better circulation to the reproductive organs and is a powerful anti-inflammatory great for period pain.
I suggest using a microplane for mincing ginger and turmeric, and in my option is a must have in everyones kitchen. I also like this with a bit of kick, but feel free to minimize the ginger an black pepper if you prefer it mild.
Handful of fresh thyme, about 10 sprigs
1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and grated
1 Tbs of grated fresh turmeric or 1 tsp ground
1/4 tsp black peppercorns
2 cups of filtered water
2 Tbs of raw honey
1 small lime, juiced
Start by lightly bashing up the thyme with a wooden spoon, this gets the oils released.
Add the thyme, ginger, turmeric, peppercorns and water to a saucepan and bring to just before a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer the mixture on low for about 10 minutes.
Remove the pot from the heat and allow to cool down a minute before adding the raw honey and lime juice. Stir to dissolve the honey, then strain and serve.