Beat a Cold with Ginger Tea

by Lesley Kim

There’s nothing worse than getting a cold that just won’t go away. My mom swears that ginger can alleviate the symptoms of a cold.  I personally agree that ginger tea can do wonders. The use of ginger in herbal medicine has been going on for thousand of years. Ginger has been known to help ease gastrointestinal issues and has anti inflammatory properties.  Ginger is also great for boosting the immune system.  IMG_1444I wanted to share an easy, ginger tea recipe that I like to drink once in a while, especially during the winter season, to boost my immune system.  This ginger tea recipe contains ginger (of course =)), honey and lime juice.

As mentioned earlier, ginger is great for boosting the immune system.   Honey, which has an antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, also does an amazing job at boosting the immune system. Honey also soothes scratchy throat, making it ideal for treating colds and coughs.  Rich in vitamin C, lime is the perfect addition to this ginger tea.

Try this ginger tea next time you get a cold, or even as a way to boost your immune system. It’s a little spicy, but I also think its delicious.  You can always decrease the amount of ginger and increase the honey and lime juice if the taste of ginger is too overwhelming for you.  I personally love ginger, and can devour crystallized ginger by the handful. I don’t drink ginger tea regularly, but if I am feeling a cold coming on, I will drink a cup or two. It’s fairly easy to make and cost less than the ready made ginger tea bags. And it tastes much better =)IMG_1445

Ginger Tea Recipe
half of a medium sized ginger, cut in small pieces
lime juice
honey

Directions:

  1. Boil ginger in 4 cups of water
  2. spoon away the ginger pieces and discard
  3. add lemon and honey, based on your personal preference
  4. Enjoy!

11 comments

  1. This is a great post… people need to start using healthier alternatives to take care of or prevent a cold.

    I haven’t had a cold for nearly 5 years, as soon as I feel a symptom, I drink cranberry herbal tea and it always alleviates the symptom within an hour… Not sure that is what really helps the cold that might be coming on but I continue to use it :)

  2. Never tried it! I’m curious now! XO

  3. Great recipe…. Tnx for sharing doll!!!
    Keep in touch!

  4. ive never tried lime before ive always used lemon, cant wait to try it!

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  5. very good very good blog post I loved’ll ever visit!

  6. thanks for your post) I love green tea)

    mary-tur.ru

  7. oooh. I love tea! wanna try this :))

    xoxo,
    rae
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  8. this is very helpful! thanks! :)

  9. This a great post since I had a cold for almost a week and I actually started chewing ginger. At first it was horrid but after sometime I got used to it, now I have my voice back but for my immune system I can totally see myself drinking this tea.

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