Ginger is a flowering plant and is closely related to turmeric. It is a very healing plant and has a very long history of use in various forms of traditional/alternative medicine. It has been used to help digestion, reduce nausea and help fight the flu and common cold, to name a few.
Lemons are fruit that contains flavonoids, which have antioxidant and cancer-fighting properties. It helps prevent constipation, as well as improve skin health.
Raw honey is a good source of antioxidants, has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, soothes sore throat, and is good for digestive issues. (Most of the honey you find in grocery stores are pasteurized, which extends the shelf life. Many of the beneficial nutrients are also destroyed in the process.) Raw honey should never be given to an infant less than a year old.
- 1-inch fresh ginger root (no need to peel it)
- 1 cup water (boiling)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
- 1 tablespoon honey (raw, unpasteurized)
- Optional: 1 shot whiskey
Grate (No reason to peel) the ginger on a microplane zester or a four-sided grater and put it in a glass bowl or measuring cup.
Pour 1 cup boiling water over the ginger and let it steep for 3 minutes.
Put the lemon juice and the honey in a large mug. These are my all time favorite mugs for both hot and cold drinks.
Strain the ginger tea into the mug. Stir and add more honey if you like.
Enjoy and be well!