Ginger and Turmeric Elixir Ginger and Turmeric Elixir

Ginger and Turmeric Elixir | Food styling by Claire Stubbs | Prop styling by Laura Branson Image by: Jodi Pudge

This soothing drink is our go-to for easing sore throats or when you just need a warm hug.

  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Total time 25 minutes
  • Portion size 12 servings



Using vegetable peeler, slice 2 thin strips from 1 of the lemons. In large saucepan, bring lemon strips, 12 cups water, star anise, turmeric, ginger and honey to boil over high heat. Cover, reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 to 25 minutes. Strain; discard solids. Squeeze juice from lemons into mixture. Add more honey if needed. Serve warm or chilled over ice. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in pitcher or canning jar for up to 1 week.)

Nutritional facts Per servings: about

  • Sodium 5 mg
  • Sugars 8 g
  • Calories 31
  • Total fat 0 g
  • Potassium 16 mg
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 0 g
  • Total carbohydrate 8 g


  • Calcium 2
  • Vitamin C 5
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Ginger and Turmeric Elixir