Every day ginger tea- healing elyxirs
Every Day Ginger Tea- No flu for me, thanks!
Everyday Ginger Tea is a fantastic cold and flu defence system. Paired with zesty lime and fragrant Manuka honey, this tea is an unstoppable warming tonic to fight colds and flu. Personally, I have been brewing and drinking Everyday Ginger tea for about twenty years. As soon as it hits October I pull out the soup pot and start cutting up ginger. It is easy to brew a big pot of Everyday Ginger Tea on Monday, and get everyone in your family drinking it all week long.
Ginger, the root of zingiber officinale, has been safely used to treat many conditions for thousands of years. This remarkable root is excellent for detox, weight loss, and as an aid to diabetics for maintaining stable blood sugar. Everyday Ginger Tea is easy to make; just cut some ginger, boil it, add lime, and sweetener if you need it, and you are done! Tasty and refreshing.
3 ingredients, 1 pot, 5 minutes
The benefits of Everyday Ginger Tea:
- flu and cold fighter
- anti- imflamation powerhouse, cancer fighter
- help to promote weight loss
- help with nausea and digestion
- for lower blood sugar
- Dairy free, vegan
Healing Elyxirs-Our On-line course for February
“Everyday Ginger Tea” Is part one of our on-line series for the month of February called “Healing Elyxirs”. Together we are going to make teas and drinks that support our health, are simple to make, and taste wonderful.
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Today’s book is “Prescription for Nutritional Healing” by Phyllis and James Balch. This book is fantastic, easy to use, and in it’s fifth edition. You can look up your issue by name and find answers in terms of suppliments, food choices, or how it will be approached by your physician. This is a very big book and has big answers. A must have!
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Everyday Ginger Tea-Healing Elixirs
Ah, Everyday Ginger Tea! So zesty, warming and spicy. The strong taste of the ginger paired with fresh tasting lime and fragrant Manuka honey. What a combo!
For success with kids: When serving Everyday Ginger Tea to children be aware that the taste can be stong for them. When I give this tea to my daughter I use 2 tbls of the completed Everyday Ginger Tea to 1 cup of heated water. I ask her to taste it to make sure that I have added enough honey. She usually likes her tea sweeter than mine. Children can be picky about flavours and textures, and you will want to present them with a drink that tastes good to them. It is fun to get them involved, then they are more likely to participate.
Caution:If you are pregnant or nursing, or have another health concern-be careful with this and any other supplement. Always consult your doctor.
- Prep Time: 5min
- Cook Time: 5 min
- Total Time: 10 min
- Yield: 16 oz
- Category: Herbal Tea
- Method: Boiling
4 inches of ginger or 1/2 cup- cut into slices
16 oz filtered water
2 limes squeezed
1 Tbls Manuka honey (diabetics substitute Monk Fruit)
Add ons (optional)
1 dried red chilli pepper crumbled
Place the cut ginger in a sauce pan. Add water. Boil for five minutes. Turn off the heat. Once the tea has stopped boiling and strain out big pieces. Squeeze and add your limes. If the tea is not at boiling temperature the lime will be processed by the body as a raw food. Your tea will contain the delicate enzymes and vitamins present in fresh lime juice that are lost with heating it to boiling point. The same is true for Manuka honey, which should not be heated.
Add ons- For extra flu fighters add the juice of two more limes, tumeric, and chilli. This tea is not for taste bud wimps! With these extra add ons the drink becomes very intense. I usually find that when I am sick this combo makes me feel so much better that the taste does not bother me. With these add ons, your tea becomes loaded with vitamin C, lutein, and curcumin.