Tuesday, 17 October 2017
Ginger Tea is a soothing drink
With the arrival of the cold-and-cough season, you may be thinking about cooking up a big batch of chicken soup as a cure for what ails us. I love the stuff, too, but I suggest you stock up on some fresh ginger root instead.
Ginger, of course, is one of the many flavors to be found in a stir-fry Asian dish or Indian curry. But used in larger quantities than specified for those recipes, it can become quite spicy. Of all the home remedies out there, I have found tea, prepared with fresh ginger, to be the most effective.
Ginger Tea is easy to make (and is much cheaper than chicken soup). Essentially, there's nothing to do but chop up some fresh gingerroot, combine it with water and let it simmer. When you are done, you are looking at a potent, clean-out-your-sinuses beverage that is ready to sip.
If cutting or chopping ginger is too troublesome for you, you may just buy package ginger tea. If the whole sachet is too much for you, just use half a sachet.