Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Make Your Own Ginger Tea

Do you ever have those days that you just don't feel your usual great self? Yep, me too! I notice it when my diet changes or if I try to add something that my body doesn't like. I have always had a touchy tummy and it seems to react with different types of unpleasantness, including nausea. For a few days last week I was feeling kind of yucky and remembered I had read that ginger helps relieve nausea. I got busy and researched several web sites and articles that said ginger has many health benefits, but also precautions with usage (if you're pregnant, diabetic or have heart problems). As always, do your research and check with your doctor if you have questions.
With no obvious health issues, this is how I made my ginger tea.

  • Ginger root - I washed mine rather than peeling it, then broke off a couple of the roots.
  • Slice into 12-15 pieces, place it into a pan with 3 cups of water. Boil for 20 minutes over medium heat. Turn the stove off and let it sit for about 5 minutes. I strained the tea so I wouldn't have any ginger pieces in it.
  • I poured my tea into a very special cup, added a small amount of honey (less than a teaspoon), a squirt of lemon juice and let it sit for a couple of minutes. I poured the leftover tea into a Ball jar and am keeping it in the refrigerator until next time.

I sat in my favorite chair with my feet up, sipped my ginger tea and my nausea disappeared! For real!
Added bonus!
I put the ginger back into the pan, added water almost to the top and 20-25 whole cloves. I simmered this over low heat for a few hours. The house smelled so yummy!

 Love and peace,
~ Simply Tammi

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