Here’s what you do: (you may need to experiment with amounts to get the taste that suits you)
- Fill up your teakettle and get it boiling.
- Meanwhile, grate a one-inch piece of fresh ginger root.
- Get a thermos out. I have a quart thermos I use.
- Put the ginger in the thermos.
- Put a dash of lemon juice in the thermos. A dash is about 4 tablespoons. Actually, it's less of a dash and more of a small splash. :)
- Add a dash of honey as well. A dash in this case is about three tablespoons. Hey, a dash means something different to all of us. Basically, add the honey to taste.
- When your water is boiled, pour it in the thermos.
- Cover it up and let it sit for 20 minutes.
- Strain into a tea cup and enjoy!
If you lack a thermos, you can also just simmer the water in an open pan with the ginger for 15 -20 minutes as well. Add the lemon and honey to the pot AFTER you are finished simmering ginger. Just strain it into your cup. When you want more, just heat it back up. I just like the thermos because when I am sick it’s hard enough just to get up let alone heat something up.
You can vary the amounts as well. Play around so you get a flavor you really like. It tastes great!
Other things I sometimes add:
- A few cloves of crushed garlic.
- Cayenne powder to taste (enough to break a little sweat)
- A few slices of Astragalus root (an important immune system nourisher).
- Seaweed. Seaweed is so packed with vitamins and minerals. It’s literally super food
- A few dropper bottle squirts of Echinacea tincture.
Remember to follow the Eight Simple Secrets to treat your cold or flu holistically.