El Rey’s Turmeric Tonic   Historically, turmeric root has been used in elixirs for overall vitality and beauty. Sourcing: You can find turmeric root easily at your local Chinese grocery or specialty grocery. The amount of turmeric you use in this recipe depends on the strength of tonic you desire, but we say the stronger, the better! When prepared as a tonic, it also makes a refreshing, delicious beverage—not to mention a great midday pick-me-up. While the turmeric mixture is simmering, combine the chamomile flowers and honey in another pot and gently warm to infuse. 3.