How to Make Ginger Cold Buster Tea
Cold and flu season is here.
Wouldn’t it be nice to just be able to prevent a cold before it takes hold? This tea is our go to tea when we feel like there is some cold and flu grunge in the air.
You can purchase fresh ginger root at the grocery store.
Ginger has antimicrobial properties that help to fight of colds and flu. You can drink a couple cups of this tea a day whenever someone around you is sick. Or when you go to the store and everyone in line is coughing and sneezing. Yikes, get home and drink your tea!
- 1 cup of water
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger root
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Place chopped fresh ginger root into a pot with a lid on it. I use stainless steel Revere pots; glass and enamel pots also work well
- Bring water and herbs to a boil and then immediately turn off the fire
- Let ginger steep for one hour
- Using a metal strainer, remove the ginger from the tea
- Re-heat the ginger tea
- Add honey and lemon
- Drink warm or at room temperature
- The shelf life of this tea is about two days if kept in the refrigerator
- Drink this hot at the very first sign of anyone around you being sick. The ginger, lemon and honey all work synergistically to help you fight off nasty bacteria. Be well!
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