Thursday, February 17, 2011

Soothing & Healing Warm Ginger Beverage

This is an oldie (AND goodie!) from my growing up years that my mom would make for us when we were feeling a little under the weather- suffering from a sore throat or worse yet- a hacking cough that wouldn't leave. I also returned to it when I had morning sickness during my pregnancies because ginger is so great at relieving nausea. This is simple to make, only takes a quick minute and I almost always have the ingredients on hand. I sip on it throughout the day and just continue to refill my cup as needed. I enjoy the taste and sometime just make myself a cup on a chilly day if I am short on tea.

hot water
a slice of lemon
1/2 slice of fresh ginger root, peeled
a drizzle of honey.

Add all the ingredients together in a mug, poor in your hot water and let steep for 5 minutes. Sip on it continually as your sore throat or cough persists.

**Ginger has great anti-inflammatory & anti-viral qualities that are great in fighting the flu or colds.

TIPS ON FRESH GINGER ROOT: You can store fresh in the fridge in an air tight container for up to 3 weeks, or you can store it in the freezer in an air tight container for up to 6 months (in both circumstances, the ginger should be left unpeeled).

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