My Home Remedy to Fight the Flu, Colds, Coughs and Sore Throats

For centuries, ginger has been a natural remedy in combating all kinds of ailments. Loaded with antioxidants and vital minerals; this wondrous herb has a wide range of health benefits Treat yourself with a (warm or cold) cup of refreshing homemade fresh ginger tea.

The Chinese have been using Ginger for over 2000 years as a natural remedy for respiratory ailments, allergies, improving blood flow, boosting immunity, stomach aches and stress relief.  It also tastes great too! It's a very soothing drink if you're feeling under the weather. 

Ask me how I know. It's also good anytime.

Fill a pot full of water, about one quart will do and boil it. Add about one half cup of thinly sliced fresh ginger root and simmer for a few hours. The more ginger the better and stronger it is. The ginger fills the kitchen and smells unbelievable....this is my aroma therapy for stress!

Strain your ginger tea when it's cool enough. I put cheesecloth in the strainer to get it perfectly clear. Next I add cane sugar. You can also use brown sugar, cinnamon sticks or honey if you like. 

Sometimes we like ours plain! We tend to eat the honey along with the ginger tea.
(Ginger tea is so refreshing.) 
Now add about the same amount of water when you first started your brew. Filled your drink container with the ginger tea and put it in the fridge so it gets nice and cold.

*You can also add lemon or orange juice to the mix and keep it in the fridge as an anytime drink.

You don't need to be sick to enjoy ginger tea. It's so much better for you than soda. 
I'm just saying!

Ginger tea is also good for nausea but do not use sugar if you're making the tea to treat nausea.

FYI......Scientific Name: For Ginger - Zingiber Officinale

Update: Ginger tea is good hot or cold!  
We drink it both ways :)


ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Good to know Dee! It sounds good!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

never tried ginger tea...will definitely try. Do you drink it hot or chilled?

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I remember my Grandmother always drank ginger tea when she didn't feel well. She would only make a cup at a time though with the ginger you by in the spice isle.

Barbara @ 21 Rosemary Lane said...

Hi Dee...I am a big beliver in homeopathic remedies and gingerroot is just wonderful. I use it for nausea mostly, even just chewing on a piece of root if you are unable to hold anything down makes your stomach feel less upset. I always have fresh ginger in my frig. I have never made tea with it but I bet is is really good hot or cold!

Debbiedoos said...

I know I adore the smell of Ginger. Not to mention it tastes so good. My friend makes home made Ginger cookies that are to die for. Thanks for the tip Dee.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe. The flu with a cough has been such a problem this winter! Hugs!

Dawn said...

Love this, we only use herbal in our home:)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Dee,
You drink yours cold as a beverage but in Indonesia it is quite common that people serve you a hot ginger tea, made fresh from ginger root. With honey it will have a double soothing effect on your throat. Ginger indeed is VERY healthy. Used a lot in stir fries too and the taste, together with the hot chilies is great.
Hugs to you and get well soon!

Connie said...

Hi Dee, my daughter loves ginger tea, but we have never made it from fresh ginger . . . we cheat and buy the tea bags. I'm sure that the fresh ginger tastes better and will have more healthy benefits. Fresh is always better.

My Mom used to make this lemon and onion tea . . . it was so bad, that you calmed feeling better to get out of drinking it, LOL.

Have a great week.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Gina said...

When I worked at the health food store, people always bought gingerroot, ginger tea, crystallized name it! Very popular stuff!

Carol said...

The tea looks very soothing! Thanks for sharing!


The Polka Dot Closet said...

I will have to try it, I am curious as to how it tastes, hope you aren't sick like the rest of the world!! If so I hope you are on the mend!


Rhissanna said...

I love spicy tea, but I'd drink mine hot! This does sound lovely for a cold, though. Does it work if I drink this hot?

Maureen Wyatt said...

I have a nice, big piece of ginger to try this with! pinning

Miss Kitty said...

I came home from work tonight feeling like I was "coming down" with something. I am going to go to the grocery store in the morning to see if I can find some ginger and try your remedy. Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

Anonymous said...

we make the ginger tea here too, cold or hot its the best!!!

Old Time Cindy said...

Love going the natural route. I've been slowly changing over for better health and seeing results. I'm going to tuck this idea into my binder. Thanks for sharing!
Farmhouse hugs,

Jamie @ Domestically Vintage said...

I love ginger tea for colds and nausea! I've been using it for a few years now and I swear by it too. There's nothing more refreshing and healthier! I always use raw honey and fresh lemon in mine. :) Have a great week! ~ Jamie

Gail said...

I'm pinning this...thanks for sharing. Hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

Unknown said...

Oh, thank you for this!!! I forgot all about ginger, I'm making this so that we can make it thru the winter :) hugs! Michelle

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm going to keep your recipe for this Ginger tea. Thank you! I've never tried ginger tea before.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Great remedy.....Thank you for sharing. We all get sick here and there and it's wonderful to have a handy cure on hand.

Little Miss Maggie said...

Wow, this is good to know with the horrible flu season that we are having. Your pitcher does look so inviting. Thanks, Dee.

Suburban Girl said...

Love having this info! Better than a Ginger Teabag I'm sure!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I love brewing different teas but I've never tried Ginger -- will be giving this a go this week!

xinex said...

Looks delicious and refreshing, Dee!..Christine

Kristie said...

Hi Dee,

Thanks so much for sharing your recipe for ginger tea. I will try this remedy. I've read about the therapeutic benefit of drinking it. :). I've also heard that peppermint also settles an upset tummy.

Daniella said...

Hi Dee!
I am so glad you visited me today!! I've missed our visits. My post I am writing right now is about "Priorities" maybe that will explain more.
I will be making this ginger tea this weekend for sure. I love ginger! When I get california roll I have to put the candied ginger on it and when we eat Japanese, I LOVE the ginger dressing.
My only question is, is it sweet? I see you add sugar, but what is it like without it? I also love sweet tea. I don't drink tea or coffee without sugar. So I need it sweet!! But ginger has such a sweet smell to it. I fear I will still need like a ton of sugar!!
If you could let me know I'd appreciate it!! and when I make it, I will tell you how it went!!

Donna Heber said...

Hi Dee,

This is a great recipe to have on hand! I like ginger so this would sure make someone feel better.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Great advice, I've heard of it's medicinal properties, too But never thought to just keep it in the fridge!
Thanks, I'll give it a try.

Katherines Corner said...

I have used it for nausea :-) Thank you for sharing at the hop xo

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Dee, this sounds like something I should do. Thanks.

Unknown said...

Hmmm. Thanks Dee. Never thought of ginger tea as a cold remedy. But will have to try. In the Indian culture ( my father was Punjabi) we drink ginger tea just because , :-). Hot on a cool afternoon... after a meal.... But I have never thought of your idea. I will have to do that. The method is the same.. slices simmered. Sweeten if desired w/ honey.
Now I ahve another reason to brew some.
Cheers, Gee

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Thank you for the info on making ginger tea, Dee. I need to give this a try!

Babs said...

This sounds and looks delicious. I love ginger and sometimes put it in a cup of hot tea, but never made it like yours. Natural remedies are the ones I first turn to when we have a cold. Thanks for the recipe. Visiting from Wow Us Wednesday.
Happy Valentine' Day!

rkramadh said...

Indians have been using ginger in daily cooking for centuries. It's an excellent digestive as well.

Anonymous said...

My family has been sick all week so I am excited to try this ginger tea! (Sharon)

So glad you added it to your gallery at #simplybebetsy on Savories.

Best to you,
Sharon and Denise


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