Monday, 27 July 2015

Homemade Ginger "Tea"

For many years now, since a little girl, the remedy for cold and flu was always Ginger - with tumeric cooked in milk, known as "Huldee Doodh"

Read about the benefits of Ginger

Since recognising that dairy is the cause of an inflamed gut, I started making ginger tea with just plain water. It has been as effective as the version with milk.

When I look at the Ginger Root, it reminds me of Ogre feet :-) Yes, the little girl inside of me is always alive and kicking :-)

So, when explaining this recipe to fellow Sleek Geek Members who needed to boost their immune system for a big workout or just to keep well on a daily basis, I described it like this:

You will need one toe of an Ogre's foot (A root of ginger about the size of your thumb)
1 litre of boiling water 
A 1.5 litre saucepan

Wash and chop up the ginger root into little pieces, place it in the saucepan and add the boiling water. Allow this to simmer on the stove top on low-medium heat for about 30 minutes.

And viola! Ginger tea.

You can have this with a drop of raw honey or as is. Alternatively you can squeeze half a lemon in the ginger tea and enjoy it either with or without raw honey.

Drink a mug of this three times a day when you feel an onset of flu or cold symptoms. Otherwise, a cup a day first thing in the morning or after your biggest meal.

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