Ginger Root Tea Magic.
Ginger root tea is one of my old time favourites especially throughout this past 4 months where my immune system has been weakened and I also had to limit my tea and caffeine intake as a precaution. This tea boosts your immune system, stimulates the digestive system and soothes your stomach. It keeps you hydrated during the day and can help you unwind before bed.
Ginger is a warming digestive herb, a circulatory stimulant, anti-nausea and great source of zinc. It's true, ginger tea helps curb nausea and I have been having it for years now to fight my stomach issues. Feel free to have it hot or refrigerate and enjoy it iced. I found this simple recipe on this book I am currently reading "Nurture" from Erica Chidi Cohen, that I would love to share with you. This book is my best companion recently.
Preparation time: approx. 15 minutes
Chilling time: 60-120 minutes
Serves: 1-2 people
4 cups filtered water (960ml)
2 tbsp(s) peeled and finely grated fresh ginger root
1/2 lemon juice
1/4 tsp cracked black pepper
1-2 tbsp(s) honey or maple syrup
In a small saucepan or teapot bring the water to a boil over high heat. Add the ginger, remove from the heat and cover. Steep for 10 to 15 minutes. Strain and add the lemon juice, black pepper and honey. Should you wish, store the tea in a jar to chill and enjoy later.
Tip: Looking for a bit of fizz, which can also reduce nausea? You can turn this into a switchel by adding apple cider vinegar and sparkling water. Let the tea cool, then add 2 tablespoons of vinegar and chill in the fridge. Add 1/2 cup (120ml) of sparkling water right before serving.