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A Tonic for Flus and Colds

By Bebefuzz

Hopefully, you don't need this, but if you are suffering from a cold or flu, this easy homemade ginger tea may get you feeling better faster.

I know that many of you have already gotten sick this winter, and the other day, I was a bit sniffly as well. Immediately, I brewed my trusty ginger tea and thought that this recipe might help you as well.

ginger tea in teacup

Ginger tea is very common in many Asian households. It is effective against nausea, boosting the immune system, shortening ailments, and alleviating cold and flu symptoms. And, because of its effectiveness, it has become very well-known online as well!

In case you don't already know about it, allow me to share this recipe with you. It's organic and very effective!

recipe ginger tea ingredients

All you need to make ginger tea is fresh ginger cut up in matchsticks, and some rock sugar or honey.

Bring a pot to boil. For every 6 ounces of water, add at least 1 tablespoon of chopped ginger. Boil for at least 20 minutes. Pour into a glass and add rock sugar or honey to taste. Then, it's ready for drinking.

Ginger tea should be amber or light brown in color, and it should be SPICY. If it's not spicy, then not enough ginger was added or it wasn't boiled for long enough. I personally enjoy the taste, but many people do not. My hubby reluctantly drank this after getting very sick on a trip, and he HATES the taste. Begrudgingly, he thinks that the tea definitely helped him as well. LOL

ginger tea with honey

Drink while warm or hot. I'm not sure why, but that's what I've always been advised to do since a little tot. And, this tonic has helped me greatly, and I hope that it will help you too! I honestly think it's one of the reasons why I haven't gotten a cold in over 4 years. The moment I'm sniffly or my throat feels a little funny, I drink this.

Btw, there are some ginger tea packets out there, but these packets are not nearly as effective as fresh ginger! Also, there are a few variations of this recipe online, and some of them call for lemon to be added. In my opinion, do NOT add lemon. I've found the mixture of fresh lemon and ginger in tea to be very irritating to the throat. Do not recommend.

Anyway, I hope that you are feeling well. But, if you aren't, try this tea, and I'd love to hear if it helps or doesn't help. :/ Stay warm and healthy everyone!

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