Ginger is one of those wonderful herbs that is filled with things that are beneficial to the human body, and is also commonly used to relieve all sorts of illnesses and discomforts. It has natural anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiseptic qualities, among many, many other beneficial characteristics. It is also great for increasing the body's blood circulation by relaxing the blood vessels, relieving headaches, easing stomach aches, combating nausea and motion sickness, and reducing menstrual pain. I could go on and on.
Still, not everyone enjoys ginger, and even for those who do, it can still be rather difficult to incorporate in your diet all the time. This is why I'm posting a recipe for ginger tea, which tastes great and is an easy way to get a regular intake of ginger.
- ginger root
- drinking water
- brown sugar (optional)
1. Cut up a piece of ginger root into about a half dozen thin slices (or more, if you like your drink very spicy).
|5. Pour the mixture into a mug (you may want to strain out the ginger slices), and enjoy!|
This is a very comforting drink to have on a cold day, or if you just need a little pick me up. Ginger tea can be quite potent, so don't be surprised if you feel more energized after drinking it!