Turmeric is a root that is dried and ground into a spice. It has tons of digestive benefits. It is anti-inflammatory, which can ease some painful digestive problems. Turmeric stimulates bile, which helps the body digest food and absorb some nutrients. It can also decrease gas and bloating. All good things!
Ginger is another root, and I love using it in kombucha and smoothies.
I recommend using ginger in its root form for this recipe, as it is readily available at most grocery stores. Having some on-hand in your kitchen is a great idea if you’re trying to support digestion naturally.
Cloves can relieve nausea, vomiting, gas, and stomachaches. However, their strong flavor can also upset the stomach, so we’ll just use one.
Digestive Kombucha Bottle Flavoring
For each 16 oz bottle
- 16 oz mature kombucha
- 1 tsp dried ginger or fresh ginger root, chopped or sliced
- ¼ tsp powdered turmeric or ½ tsp fresh turmeric root
- 1 whole clove
- Add the ginger, turmeric, and coriander to the bottle before the kombucha. If you’re using bottles with a narrow mouth, it may be easier to add the spices using a funnel.
- Fill the rest of the bottle with mature kombucha and seal. You can refrigerate it right away or leave it at room temperature for no more than 2 days to build carbonation.
What are your reasons for drinking kombucha? Is it for its health benefits, or do you just love the taste? Let me know in the comments below!