Ginger has so many great qualities. It can help with nausea, and is great for digestion. It is thought to have anti-inflammatory properties. It can help with symptoms of cold or flu, or headaches. These are just a few of the many benefits of ginger.
Fresh ginger tea is very easy to make. All you need is:
~ fresh ginger root
~ anything else you would like to add (such as honey, sugar, etc).
For one mug, you probably want to use about a tablespoon of ginger, but you can adjust the recipe and also make one large batch at a time.
Peel, then slice or grate your ginger. Using slices (instead of grated ginger) it may require you to steep it a bit longer.
Boil or allow to steep. Much like infused water, you can let this sit for some time, but boiling the ginger will be quicker and give you a stronger flavor.
You can strain out the ginger, although I eat the pieces in the bottom of my cup.
Add lemon and honey, or any other ingredients as desired. I like to use local honey, which has good health benefits.
If I let the ingredients infuse for a while, I simply add a slice of lemon, but you can also add lemon juice if you are doing a quick steep.
I drink a lot of this during the cold and flu season, after dinner, or simply if we have fresh ginger left over from a recipe.