We’re all about helping you find pain relief from the things you already do (and enjoy doing!), and in this case, we’re making those things a little sweeter. So relax in a rocking chair on a front porch, put your feet up, and savor the last weeks of summer with these iced tea for inflammation recipes.
Tumeric is a yellow root, most commonly seen in a powder form, that has been proven to naturally reduce pain and inflammation, sometimes better than drugs themselves. In addition to being found in many supplements (and sometimes in cheese and butter to give them their yellow color), it’s also a tasty tea ingredient.
Tumeric iced tea recipe:
- Place two cups of water in a saucepan over high heat. Add 1 tsp turmeric and 1/4 tsp cinnamon and whisk.
- After boiling, reduce heat and simmer for ten minutes.
- Remove from heat and let cool.
- Whisk again and pour over ice. Add juice of 1/2 an orange and a little honey.
- Stir occasionally to keep sediment from sitting on the bottom.
From ginger beer to sushi, we’ve all come to love this miracle herb (and spice!) because of its refreshing flavor and multitudes of health benefits. Fighting inflammation and therefore aiding in pain relief is one of those health benefits at the top of the list.
Ginger iced tea recipe:
- In a large pot with 6 cups of boiling water, combine 6 oz of peeled, smashed fresh ginger with 4 bags of mint tea.
- Steep for eight minutes and strain.
- Add honey to taste.
- Cool to room temperature and serve over ice.
Peppermint oil has been known to help with sore muscles both by reducing inflammation and also calming muscle spasms. And what a coincidence… it also makes a cool, refreshing summer iced tea.
Peppermint iced tea recipe:
- Stir 1 cup of peppermint leaves into 2 quarts of boiling water and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes.
- Strain into a gallon container and add 1 cup of honey. Stir or shake (if you have a lid for the container of course).
- Add 2 quarts cold water (or enough water to fill up the container) and chill.
Green tea has many properties proven to fight diseases and pain linked to chronic inflammation. And the most powerful green tea of them all? Matcha. It has 137 times the catechin concentration of the average green tea (source: https://www.panateamatcha.com/blogs/matcha-movement/fight-inflammation-w-matcha-1). Catechin is a natural antioxidant that does much of the heavy lifting in green tea when it comes to fighting inflammation.
Matcha iced tea recipe:
- Add 100ml warm water and 3 tsp matcha powder into a large glass jar (or cocktail shaker) with a lid. Shake well until the mixture is fully combined and there are no lumps.
- Add 300ml cold water, 4 tsp honey, a handful of mint leaves, and crushed ice. Shake well for another 10 seconds.
- Divide the iced tea equally into two glasses and garnish with lime slices.
We hope you enjoy slowly sipping these tasty, sweet, pain-relief beverages. What’s your favorite? Share this post via the social media icons below, and let us know!
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