Ginger has long been used as an ancient, natural remedy to halt nausea and protect the body against colds and flu. If you’re a fan of ginger, you’ve most likely eaten it alongside sushi, Asian entree’s, or perhaps as a side garnish to a main dish. Ginger blends well with most vegetables and meat, but today we’re going to get wild and and turn it into an immunity-boosting tonic!
Ginger’s medicinal properties are numerous, and listed below are just a few conditions improved by drinking ginger tea.
Health Benefits of Ginger:
- Increased Blood Circulation
- Nausea Relief
- Boost Immune System
- Migraine Relief
- Reduce Inflammation
- Cold and Flu Prevention
- Heartburn Relief
Ginger tea, made by steeping fresh, grated ginger root in boiling water, is a great way to take advantage of the health benefits and listed above. If you’re new to making your own tea, this recipe is simple, user-friendly, and delicious.
Detoxifying Ginger Tea
1 cup boiling water
4 1/8-inch slices fresh ginger
1 small sprig fresh rosemary or mint, or 2 strips of lemon peel
1/2 teaspoon raw, organic honey
Pour water in cup. Add fresh ginger, rosemary, and honey. Stir to dissolve honey. Steep 5 minutes. Remove ginger and rosemary or, for intense ginger and rosemary flavor, leave in ginger and rosemary while sipping. Makes 1 serving.
*You can add various ingredients to your ginger tea based on your personal preferences. Feel free to combine it with green tea for a boost in antioxidants, or perhaps try dissolving bee pollen or other immune-boosting ingredients into the tea. Drink warm or store in the refrigerated for a chilled summer beverage.
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