How To Make Turmeric Tea To Reduce Pain and Inflammation. INGREDIENTS: 2 tablespoons of grated fresh turmeric root, or 1 full teaspoon of ground organic turmeric 4 cups of water Raw Honey and lemon to taste INSTRUCTIONS: Take four cups of water in a pot and boil it. Add the turmeric. Now, simmer for 10 minutes, before straining it. When ready, strain the tea through a mesh strainer, and add the honey to taste.