Mr D's uncle gave me this recipe after it was given to him by his Osteopath to deal with pain in his hands and lower back - as a natural alternative to anti-inflammatory tablets. He says it's worked wonders for him, so now Mr D is taking it for his sciatica pain. And I've been drinking it just because it's lovely and warming and makes me feel very healthy! This recipe makes a lot of the turmeric mixture which will keep for a few weeks in the fridge.
8 cups water
4 tsps dried turmeric
8 tsps crushed ginger
Juice the lemons and set the juice aside
Cut up the remainder of the squeezed lemons (rind etc)
Simmer all ingredients for 20 minutes
Strain through a sieve
Add lemon juice
To make each drink mix 40% of the turmeric cordial with 60% fizzy water. Drink one large glass per day for the best anti-inflammatory results.