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1.22.2012

GINGER TEA - For Your Cold/Flu


I came upon this information in a few library books and then did some research on the Internet.  This tea is supposed to boost your immune system, help you get over your cold/flu faster, and helps to inhibit vomiting!  Make some tea, give it a try, at this point what do you have to loose?

 First here is some information on our good friend "the ginger root."




Slice the ginger root into thin slices. Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan. Once it is boiling, add the ginger. Cover it and reduce to a simmer for 15-20 minutes. Strain the tea.

Add honey and lemon to taste.
Note: Keep in mind that if you are making ginger tea as a home remedy during cold and flu season, sweeteners are not recommended.
Get tough on your cold/flu with TEA! I pity the fool that doesn't use this TEA!


4 comments:

  1. We make this tea sometimes also. Although, I like my Yogi store bought one too. My friend gave me a recipe for "cold kicker" soup with ginger. It really works! Thanks for the tip about storage. I never knew to wrap in tin foil. I'll try that next time.

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  2. Proper nutrition strengthens your immune system, but no diet can keep you from catching a common cold. Some surprising wonder foods can definitely sooth your symptoms. Good nutrition is fundamental, with beta-carotenes (found in vegetables and fruits), vitamin C and zinc being particularly important. All of these are antioxidants which protect against free radical damage to cells and enhance a variety of immune functions.

    urgent care Hanover

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  3. I've been trying ginger tea and sage tea, and neither is shortening the seasonal cold I have. They do taste nice, though. Some would recommend using sweeteners in the form of honey, since that is considered a healing food, as well. I'm afraid a cold lasts at least seven days, whether you're taking these medicinal "cures" or not. Anyone who claims ginger tea prevented them getting a cold wasn't really getting one in the first place. Sorry Chinese people. It's not magical. But I know for a fact that ginger helps with nausea.
    Stacey E

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  4. I am so glad people are trying the ginger tea. It isn't a "cure" but can sooth the symptoms a bit. What you need most are fluids and rest along with a healthy diet the rest of the time....I agree, thank you for your comments!

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