Scleroderma: Ginger and Turmeric Tea

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Turmeric Has Anti-Inflammatory Properties

Fall is here and a new season often means inflammation and pain increase for patients with scleroderma. It seems unavoidable and managing it is a challenge. Natural ways to relieve inflammation are sometimes helpful adjuncts in pain management. This ginger and turmeric tea recipe may have anti-inflammatory benefits.


Scleroderma, Ginger and Turmeric Tea

Ginger and turmeric are two herbs that are often touted for their therapeutic benefits. According to the Mayo Clinic, both of these naturally growing roots may have anti-inflammatory properties and could offer many other health benefits. You can incorporate ginger and turmeric into meals, beverages, or even take them in a supplement form.

Turmeric is known for reducing chronic joint pain and has long been used as a treatment. Ginger has anti-nausea, digestive, and respiratory benefits in addition to its anti-inflammatory abilities.

As the air cools, try this ginger and turmeric tea. It’s delicious, soothing and may just provide some relief and comfort as you sip.




8 oz boiling water
1 tsp. fresh turmeric root, grated (1/3 tsp. if using dried)
1 tsp. fresh ginger root, grated (1/3 tsp. if using dried)
1 tsp. coconut oil
Honey to taste, optional
Fresh lemon wedge, optional

Combine all ingredients.

Drink daily or as desired.

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