Fresh Ginger Tea ☕️
Part used: Rhizomes
Energetics: Pungent, sweet, warming
Actions: Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, carminative, circulatory stimulant, diaphoretic, expectorant, nootropic
Ginger is all kinds of wonderful as a circulatory herb and heart tonic. It’s good for helping increase peripheral circulation and studies are showing that ginger can lower triglycerides and blood sugar levels. Ginger is great for nausea, bloating, gas, circulation, sore throats, pain relief and so much more. I use fresh ginger liberally as a food and add it to veggies, dressings, sauces, baked goods, soups and just about everything that pairs well with its flavor. It makes a delicious tea and infuses well in honey, vinegar and alcohol. I also like to make a warming circulatory oil for topical use. (see page xx).
Contraindications: None known.
Now let’s get into this recipe !
How to Make Ginger Tea
I tried several ginger tea methods, and the easiest way is truly the best way. Here’s how to do it:
- Thinly slice your fresh ginger. You don’t need to peel it first, but do rinse it and scrub off any visible dirt. Plan on about using about a one-inch piece of ginger per cup of tea.
- In a saucepan, combine the ginger with fresh water (use one cup of water per serving).
- Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat as necessary to maintain a gentle simmer.
- Add in bee pollen, clove and some star anise for more benefits (plus flavorrr)…really anything you like. This time we added some cinnamon and lemon !
- Simmer for five minutes (or up to 10 minutes, if you want extra-strong tea). I usually think it’s pungent enough at five minutes.
- Pour the tea through a fine sieve to catch all of the ginger. If desired, serve your tea with a thin round of lemon or orange for some complementary acidity. You might also appreciate a light drizzle of honey or maple syrup, which will temper the fiery ginger flavor.
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