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Drinking ginger tea is an excellent immune-boosting tea. Use this to soothe anyone suffering from the flu or a cold, or an upset stomach.
Homemade Fresh Ginger Tea Recipe
When my family doesn’t feel well, I turn to ginger tea as a pick-me-up.
Although there are times we feel like the comfort and warmth from a hot cup of homemade ginger tea.
This tea is lovely at any time of the year, but more so when you are feeling under the weather. It contains anti-inflammatory, digestive-friendly, nausea-reducing, and detoxifying properties.
It is soothing, not only to your hands and lips but comes with many health benefits.
Ginger tea is incredibly simple to make using just a few cupboard essentials and ginger (of course). The resulting beverage is an immune-boosting, soothing, flavorful tea.
It’s a spicy drink that can be adjusted to taste by adding more ginger or letting it steep longer.
Also, if you are not feeling your best you may also want to try making your own Homemade Elderberry Syrup.
The Benefits of each tea ingredient
Ginger has been used throughout history for its medicinal benefits, mainly for indigestion, nausea, and motion sickness.
I have ginger root in my crisper drawer all the time now. It is one of our pantry staples. We use it a lot on cooking and making homemade kombucha.
Fresh Ginger Root is so good for a lot of reasons, including:
- Antioxidants properties
- Reducing muscle pains and soreness
- Lowing blood sugar levels & cholesterol levels
- Decreases the risk of heart disease
- And much more
Raw Honey – Contains an array of plant chemicals that act as antioxidants. Plus research has shown that raw honey can kill unwanted bacteria and fungus.
Lemon Juice – Lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C and flavonoids, which are antioxidants. Antioxidants help remove free radicals that can damage cells from the body. Which helps promote your well-being.
How to use Ginger Tea
I recommend taking your homemade ginger tea at the first sign of illness or tummy ache. Feeling a little tickle in your throat? Pull out your tea.
If you are around people who are feeling under the weather, start taking drinking some tea to boost your immune system.
Ingredients Needed for Ginger Tea
1-inch chunk of fresh ginger root, peel intact
1/3 cup raw honey
1 Lemon, juiced
6 cups water
Please note: due to this recipe containing raw honey, it should be noted that the American Academy of Pediatrics does not recommend that children under the age of 12 months consume raw honey.
You can substitute with maple syrup or agave syrup.
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 piece of fresh turmeric
- 3-4 springs of mint (choose one)
- Sliced oranges
- Maple Syrup
How To Make Ginger Tea
Slice the ginger into coins, leaving the peel on.
In a saucepan, heat the ginger and water on the stovetop until it comes to a boil.
Remove from heat. Strain out or remove with a slotted spoon cooked ginger root. Add in freshly squeezed lemon juice from one lemon. Then add in the honey.
Mixing well until well combined.
Transfer to tea mugs or teapot for serving. At this point, you can add additional “option” choices to your tea.
Important note: The raw honey and lemon are added as the last step after the cooking process. The high temperature of the cooking process will damage the antiviral and antibacterial properties of each ingredient.
And there you have it! Delicious homemade Ginger Root Tea!
Homemade Fresh Ginger Root Tea Recipe
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- 1-inch chunk of fresh ginger root, peel intact
- 1/3 cup raw honey
- 1 Lemon, juiced
- 6 cups water
- Slice the ginger into coins, leaving the peel on.
- In a saucepan, heat the ginger and water on the stovetop until it comes to a boil.
- Remove from heat. Strain out or remove with slotted spoon cooked ginger root. Add in freshly squeezed lemon juice from one lemon.
- Then add in the honey. Mixing well until well combined.
- Transfer to tea mugs or teapot for serving. At this point, you can add additional “option” choices to your tea.
Please note: due to this recipe containing raw honey, it should be noted that the American Academy of Pediatrics does not recommend that children under the age of 12 months consume raw honey. You can substitute with maple syrup or agave syrup.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 59Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 16gProtein: 0g
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