Brewing up a cup of ginger root tea takes 5 minutes and might be the best thing you can do for your body all day! Ginger decreases inflammation, aids in digestion, destroys bacteria and viruses, lowers blood pressure, controls blood sugar, boosts brain function, and is an amazing remedy for sinus and cold relief and cramps. Learn how to make it and what to add to spice it up below!
From the Free People Blog:
The final concoction includes ginger, rose hip, cinnamon, cloves, and honey. The ginger boosts the immune system and helps to clear congestion, while honey is soothing to a scratchy throat. I like to add in the rose hip because I feel it counteracts any sickness-induced imbalances in the body. I once read that rose levels out the energies of yin and yang according to ancient Chinese medicine, and let’s face it, colds can have some mighty fiery yang energy to them. The cloves and cinnamon are ultra-soothing and help clear the sinus paths as well.
You can either make the tea in a saucepan on the stove or in a crock pot. While the stove heats up quickly, the crock pot is nice because you can set it and forget it. If you have leftovers, pour them into a container and stick them in the fridge. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the delicious iced tea you get later. You can also reheat if you prefer to drink hot.
- 4 cups water
- 2.5 inch knob of ginger, peeled & cut into ½ inch pieces
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 10 cloves
- 1 heaping tsp dried rose hip
- local honey to taste
- Throw all ingredients but the honey into a sauce pan or crock pot, and simmer until brewed.
- Ladle tea into cups using a tea strainer to keep out pieces of ginger, rose hip, cloves, or cinnamon.
- Stir in as much honey as you like & drink.
- Feel better!