by Donna Burrows
(Chatsworth, California U.S.)
I boil tumeric, lemon wedges, thinly sliced ginger root and green tea with raw honey or raw agave to sweeten. I tried the tea from a friend to help my back pain. I'm afraid if taking too many pain pills because of what I've heard about the damage they do to your body over a period of time. It definitely took the edge off the pain thus gave me energy. At the same time I had gone to the hospital 7 days prior and was diagnosed with pneumonia. I still had a really bad cough. I wasn't comfortable taking the prescribed expectorant prescribed because someone told me they hallucinated on that expectorant. 2 days after drinking the tea, I noticed my lungs were perfectly clear. I smoked cigarettes some during that time as well. Shame on me. I found out that tumeric heals lung damage, but it was recommended to quit smoking anyway. I've made it for friends that suffered from pain and it helped them as well. The longer it steeps, the better. I cool it down and refrigerate it, then heat it the next day. I have to add a little water because it condenses. I simmer it a a low heat the second day. It's delicious. I drink a cup at a time. 2 to 3 cups a day. 2 cups eases the pain, but I like the taste, so I end up drinking more. I sure get a lit more accomplished when I drink it. A noticeable difference when I don't. Same with my friends.