Ginger Tea

ginger teaGinger tea is so easy to make and so beneficial for not only your heart, but digestion, headaches and much more.  You can find out more about this exotic rhizome by reading my other articles on ginger.

By the way, in Germany ginger tea with lemon and honey is the first course of action when you feel a cold coming on.

For a liter (more or less a quart) you will need:

1 good sized piece of ginger, about 5 cm. (roughly 2 in) or about the size of your thumb
1 liter water

Wash the ginger and slice very thinly.  Don’t bother removing the skin.  Bring the water to a boil and add the slices.  Cover and reduce heat and allow to simmer for around 15 minutes.  Or simmer it for 5 minutes and allow to sit for 15 minutes.

Sweeten with honey if you like.  You can also use ginger powder.  In this case, allow at least a rounded 1/4 tsp. per mug into the simmering water.  Remove from heat, give it a stir and allow to sit for 10 minutes.

So now that you have your basic ginger tea, here are delicious variations:

Add a few sprigs of mint or rosemary as it steeps.
Add lemon or lime with or without the herbs.
Add a cinnamon stick as it simmers.  This goes well with lemon too!
Add your dose of turmeric powder as it simmers.  Don’t forget to add a few drops of coconut oil to make the turmeric more bioavailable.

For an extra beneficial boost, add 1/4 teaspoon turmeric and a several drops of coconut oil per person. Stir well before serving.  Sip on it throughout the day!

Like it chilled? It’s delicious that way too!

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