This is a tasty and healthy tea to enjoy anytime of year, but especially during cold and flu season.
I’ve been enjoying Ginger Boost from the Ginger People for quite some time. It contains 30% ginger and is wonderful for upset tummy, motion sickness or a sweet treat for us ginger lovers. But, if you would like to use fresh ginger, you can always brew some tea.
I used about a two inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced. This was simmered in 1 1/2 cups of water with a splash of lime juice for about 10 minutes. I strained the tea into my pretty Bavarian cobalt teacup and added some honey. It was delicious and potent. Great for clearing your sinuses when you have the sniffles.
This video describes the many health benefits of ginger. I was also happy to read in “The Top 100 Diet Secrets” that gingerroot boosts circulation and metabolism. So, even if ginger tea is not to your taste, you can try adding fresh ginger to stir fries, salad dressings, etc. Maybe this natural antiseptic will help you to avoid colds and flu this season.