Even though Spring arrives in a couple of days, I have noticed that some people are getting that “end of the season cold & cough” that they cannot kick. I wanted to share with you what my mom has given to me since I was a kid to help kick those annoying colds a bit faster or even prevent them. If you like the earthy spicy taste of ginger, you’ll love the simplicity of ginger root tea. Ginger is an ancient herb traced back to 5,000 years ago in Chinese, Indian, Greek & Roman cultures. It’s first use as a tonic came from the Chinese and Indians.
Let me recount the benefits of ginger root:
- Helps settle nausea, indigestion, bloating
- Colds, flu
- Motion sickness
- Menstrual cramps
- Anti-inflammatory for joints
- Lowers high blood pressure
The list goes on! It’s even speculated to suppress cancer cells.
How to make ginger root tea:
- Buy ginger root at your local supermarket
- Rinse and cut up into slices of your choosing
- Boil water
- Pour hot water and sliced ginger root into your mug or tea cup
Remember that ginger is a little spicy. You may want to start with three slices of ginger root and see how you like it. This tea will warm up your entire body and is great for chest colds. Lastly, there is the option to add lemon or honey.
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Scientific & History: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK92775/