Ginger Root – Ginger Tea Recipes
Ginger Tea is one of the best teas you can drink especially during the cold and flu season. Ginger root is full of healing properties that address many ailments of the human body. When preparing the tea some people peel the ginger before using. Some people grate the ginger. Whatever works best for you. Below are a few simple ginger tea recipes. Put your own spin on them. I have made ginger tea from boiling the ginger slices and from simmering ginger ice cubes. Both recipes are below. Ginger root’s healing properties is also listed below.Enjoy.
Ginger Tea made from Sliced Ginger
- 1-1.5 inch ginger per 1 cup of water
- ½ squeezed lemon
- Honey, agave according to taste
Slice the piece of ginger very thin to get as much of the properties possible.
Add the ginger cubes to water to simmer for the tea. Do not boil. Simmer to retain properties.
Once you can see the tea simmer and you smell the ginger, the tea is ready.
Add your own twist by adding another herbal flavor your tea such as cranberry, chamomile, mango, peppermint, hawthorn, blackberry, rose hips, etc.
Ginger Tea made from Ginger Cubes
- In a blender slice 1 – 1.5 inch of ginger per one cup of water.
- Blend until ginger is of fine consistency. Add more water if you desire it to be more liquid.
- Pour into ice trays. Freeze.
- Whenever you want to make ginger tea take out 2-4 ginger cubes per cup of tea.
- Add the ginger cubes to water to simmer for the tea. Do not boil. Simmer to retain properties.
- Once you can see the tea simmer and you smell the ginger, the tea is ready. Simmer longer if you want stronger tea.
- Strain the tea into you tea cup. Add lemon, honey or agave according to taste.
Making ginger ice cubes in advance makes everything easy. All you have to do is take the amount of cubes you desire out of the freezer when making the tea. You also don’t have to worry about the ginger root drying out before use.
Ginger, Apple Drink
- Make a quart of ginger tea. Pour into a crock pot or a sauce pot.
- Add two quarts of organic apple juice and four cinnamon sticks.
- Let the mixture simmer on low for a few hours and then enjoy.
- (optional) add honey or agave.
Excellent drink on a cold winter day and it adds a sweet, soothing fragrance to the atmosphere.
Therapeutic Properties of Ginger
- Relieves stomach cramps, menstrual cramps and hot flashes
- Helps ease dizziness (vertigo),motion sickness, nausea and vomiting
- Helps ease indigestion and gastrointestinal problems, irritable bowel, loss of appetite,
- Helps circulation (stimulates circulation),
- Excellent for colds, sore throats, flu, chills, fevers, headaches., coughs, bronchitis
- Fights bloating, heartburn, flatulence,
- Cleanses the colon
- Relieves arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, tendonitis, eases inflammation of the joints and muscle tissue.
- Lowers cholesterol and blood-pressure
- Helps prevent internal blood clots.
- Ginger is thought to improve the complexion and combat multiple types of cancer.
Ginger – Anticoagulant, anti-arthritic, anti-asthmatic, anti-emetic, antispasmodic, demulcent, decongestant, stomachic.
People who take anticoagulants or have gall stones should consult their doctor.