• Video: Dr. Jones’ Cure


Market Chef Beth Jones shares her recipe for fresh turmeric, ginger and lemongrass tea. Beth makes this tea for her restaurant staff every year to keep the team healthy through winter.

Did you know turmeric, ginger, lemongrass, chilies are all grown by Minnesota farmers? Find the local ingredients for this tea from Bean Market, Holistic Health Farm, NorYeng Chang Gardens and others in late summer and fall.

Note: Beth Jones is not an actual doctor. She is a wonderful farm-to-table chef and educator.

Video: Dr. Jones’ Cure


Minnesota Grown Ingredients:

  • 1 med. piece of fresh turmeric
  • 1 med. piece of fresh ginger
  • 1 stalk lemongrass
  • 1+ dried chilies, to taste

Optional additions:

  • Tea, any kind
  • Honey
  • Fresh or dried mint and lemon verbena


Slice turmeric and ginger (including leaves, if applicable). Add to pot with lemongrass and chilies and cover with water, about 2 pints.

Boil for 10-20 minutes, to taste to extract flavors and medicinal properties.

Add optional items like tea, herbs and honey to your tea pot and top with turmeric ginger mixture. Enjoy in a handmade mug

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