It’s that time of year again, where it seems that everyone is coming down with the common cold. Although there is no “cure” for it, there are things that can help boost your immune system and soothe your symptoms. One of the best traditional herbal remedies for a cold is ginger tea. Ginger comes from the root (or rhizome) of the plant Zingiber officinal, and is in the same family as turmeric and cardamom. Its use originates in South Asia and China where it has been used both as a culinary spice and a traditional medicinal for over 2,000 years.
Ginger tea has also been used traditionally for the following:
- To improve digestion and for digestive upsets
- Colds and flu-like symptoms
- Nausea – studies have found that ginger is more effective than over-the-counter drugs!
- Menstrual Cramps
Making Ginger Tea
It is very simple to make ginger tea from the fresh root. It is available in the produce department of most grocery stores.
Here is how you make it:
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