Make Perfect & Purposeful Ginger Tea
Updated: Jan 17
Make the perfect tummy-settling pot of ginger tea, every time with these easy steps. The spunky yet calming flavor and aroma of this tea can be just the pick me up you need.
Making ginger root tea is a safe and natural way to ease stomach pain, relieve nausea and reduce bloating. Ginger really is a friend to our tummy and I am going to show you just how easy it is to get the most out of this mighty root.
There is so much juicy information to be learned about ginger and how it works. If you have not yet read my previous post Ginger~ What you need to know about this Earth gift read it when you are done here, and your tea is brewing!
Water: 3 cups (0.71 Liters)
Around half a ginger root
1/2 fresh squeezed lemon
Optional: 2 tbsp. Honey
Yield: 2-3 servings.
Step one: Clean and finely chop your root.
Wash your ginger like you would any root vegetable. I wash my ginger while it is whole because it is easier to grip. You do not have to peel your ginger, why waste any of that plant goodness?
Dosage: Choose which parts of the ginger you will use for your tea. The amount of ginger you will need infused in your tea to settle an upset stomach can vary by age and other factors. So you may experiment with different strengths. Most people will need between 2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup finely chopped to your pot. For children, we would use the smaller dosage.
~If you are experiencing nausea and think you may be sensitive to the bold spice
in ginger you will only want to use about 1.5 tablespoons.
Honey balances the spice beautifully, but because honey and sweeteners can
make nausea worse, you will likely avoid that option.
Step two: Boil your water
Using about 3 cups of water leaves us room to enjoy another cup later. Drinking this tea intermittently can be especially helpful in chronic G.I. track problems.
Another reason you want to make more than one cup is to share with a friend. Whether they are having stomach pain or not ginger boasts a long list of benefits. Again read about those here: Ginger~ What you need to know about this Earth gift .
Add your chopped ginger into the pot of water and bring to a boil. Boil roots for 5-10 minutes and allow them to simmer with the lid on for 5 more minutes. The water should be a light golden color when you are done. Strain using any method. I like to pour my tea through a strainer into my cup.
Step three: Add Honey and Lemon to your cup.
Hydrochloric acid levels raise in your body as you drink lemon juice, easing digestion. This makes lemon the perfect addition to your ginger tea. Not to mention the citrus is also the perfect flavor compliment.
-Add the juice from 1 to 3 lemon wedges.
Honey is another multipurpose addition. Adding honey will ease the bite of the ginger and enhance the soothing effect of your tea. Honey is also one of natures strongest antibiotics so if your tummy ache may be linked to any underlying infections honey will help kick it.
-Add 2 teaspoons or to taste.
As mentioned above honey can balance the spice of ginger but if you are experiencing nausea you will want to avoid sweeteners of any kind.
Step four: Let it sit. Then sip!
Allow your drink a few minutes to cool. Find a comfortable upright position where you can relax and sip on your tea slowly.
I hope you feel empowered with the knowledge to make this perfect and purposeful cup of ginger tea!
Always remember the final say in any course of action for your well-being is your own. Medical doctors are all around please consult one if you need to. Consider talking with an Herbalist if you would like to work with plants further. The information here is for educational purposes only.
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