RECIPE FOR GINGER TEA

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RECIPE FOR GINGER TEA

Kaduna, NIGERIA

Ginger is one of the natural home remedies that has actually been tested and researched by the medical community. Ginger has been used for thousands of years in India for many different ailments, in addition to being used as a garnish in everyday cooking. Ginger is added to chai, Indian tea, to help counteract some of the negative effects of caffeine. Ginger is also recognized as an effective home remedy by many other cultures around the world.

This liquid form of ginger is commonly used to relieve nausea, settle the stomach and relax the body. There is nothing more soothing to an upset stomach than a warm cup of ginger tea. Also, adding a bit of raw honey and lemon to the tea makes it taste great!

For people suffering from a loss of appetite, such as during chemotherapy, ginger can stimulate hunger.

Ginger Tea Recipe 1st one

Cut one inch of fresh ginger root – use two inches if you want the tea to be stronger. Cut it into small pieces and add it directly into a pot of water. Let it boil for 10 minutes. You can add honey and lemon to taste. Put the tea in a thermos and take small sips throughout the day.

Now you have an immune-boosting, sore-throat-relieving, stomach-calming tonic made in your own kitchen that you can consume any time of the year.

2nd  recipe

An- easy-to-follow recipe for ginger tea with delicious variations. If any are too spicy or strong for you, try adding more hot water.

Easy Ginger Tea Recipe

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon ginger root, grated or finely chopped
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • honey (optional)

Directions:

  1. Put the ginger root in a tea infuser and place it directly in a mug. (Instead of a tea infuser, you can use an individual tea filter or a teapot with a filter or you can strain the ginger using a sieve after the tea has steeped.)
  2. Add the boiling water and allow it steep for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the ginger.
  4. Add honey to taste, if desired.

Variation: Stovetop Method

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2-inch piece of fresh ginger root
  • 4 cups of filtered water
  • optional: honey, to taste

Directions:

  1. Peel the ginger root and slice it into thin slices.
  2. Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan. Once it is boiling, add the ginger.
  3. Cover the pan and turn off the heat. Allow it to steep for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove the ginger slices and pour it into your favorite mug. Add honey to taste.

Stir and enjoy!

Variation:  Lemon or Lime Ginger Tea

Make the ginger tea and squeeze the juice of a lemon or lime wedge into each tea cup.

Variation:  Ginger Green Tea

A simple way to make ginger tea with green tea or any other type of tea (white tea, oolong tea, black tea) is to make the ginger tea first and then steep the green tea in the hot ginger tea for one to two minutes.

Precautions

A cup of ginger tea can be a delicious, energizing alternative to a cup of coffee, but the most important thing to keep in mind is to drink it in moderation. For some people, that means drinking no more than one or two cups per day.

The daily maximum is considered to be four grams of ginger (or less than two tablespoons) per day from all sources including food and tea. If you have acid reflux or other conditions or are taking medication, you may need to consume less or avoid it entirely.

Although ginger is said to aid digestion, drinking too much of the tea can trigger an upset stomach and loose stools in some people.

Avoid drinking ginger tea before bed or at night if you have insomnia or find that it keeps you up.

Ginger may slow blood clotting, so it should be avoided at least two weeks before or after surgery and shouldn’t be taken with anti-coagulant or anti-platelet medications or supplements (such as warfarin, aspirin, garlic, or ginkgo) or by people with bleeding disorders.

Pregnant and nursing women should consult their doctors before drinking ginger tea.

If you have high blood pressure, gallstones, heartburn, acid reflux, or diabetes, speak to your healthcare provider before drinking it regularly.

Keep in mind that ginger tea should not be used as a substitute for standard care in the treatment of a health condition.