Gowings Turmeric Tonic

This special tonic is the perfect pick-me-up to keep your immunity in tiptop shape before a cold or flu unfolds. Its rich golden yellow hue comes from beta-carotene.



1 teaspoon fresh turmeric, peeled and grated
1 teaspoon honey
Juice of 1 lemon or lime
1 cup hot water


  1. Select the central body of the turmeric
  2. Wash, peel and grate into a heat proof glass
  3. Top up with hot water
  4. Mix in honey, lemon or lime juice


Inspired by the great Jamu kunyit at Janet DeNeef’s Bali restaurant¬†Casa Luna, this is my version with the fresh producecreated for the cooking school in 2005. Like its little sister ginger, turmeric has been used in traditional medicine as a liver tonic and blood purifier, and continues to be useful for a variety of skin conditions and minor injuries.

It is celebrated for its powerful antioxidant curcumin, which has been noted as having anti-tumour, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects.

Turmeric is a common ingredient of traditional oriental medicine for use as a stomach tonic and blood purifier, and was used for a variety of skin conditions and minor injuries. Today, turmeric is considered potentially beneficial for use in connection with symptoms associated with a variety of health conditions due to its purported antioxidant, anti-tumour, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial effects.

The active constituent in turmeric is known as curcumin, which is believed to be responsible for the following medicinal and therapeutic properties:

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