Finally, get your favorite mug, squeeze a wedge of lemon, and add as much honey as you desire. Then, enjoy and get well soon! (Jordan Grubb)
Finally, get your favorite mug, squeeze a wedge of lemon, and add as much honey as you desire. Then, enjoy and get well soon!

Jordan Grubb

Fight cold and flu season with ginger tea’s healing potential

November 21, 2014

As cold and flu season creeps up on innocent bystanders, individuals desperately seek ways to avoid contracting these dreaded illnesses. But for some people, those horrid symptoms have already attacked, much like a swarm of bees. Coughing, congestion, and irritation arrive for their annual and unwelcome visit, even after working so hard to avoid them. Even after chugging a gallon of orange juice, alas, sickness has materialized.

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The moment the symptoms occur, the battle of the virus begins. Several prevention measures exist, but daily nutrition and intake proves essential to fight the sickness. For ages, tea has served as a beneficial beverage that improves health in various areas. While teas come in thousands of flavors, ginger’s special properties will help eliminate symptoms and promote healing.  For those who cannot handle a little spice, I suggest a less tangy substitute. With its numerous nutritional benefits, this winter, ginger tea will become a handy aid to help kill colds and flus. just to name a few:

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  • Ginger is packed with antioxidants and promotes a little healthy sweating which essentially breaks down toxins and harmful germs.
  • A regular serving of ginger tea improves the immune system and reduces sick days.
  • Ginger promotes absorption of essential nutrients to restore health and improves blood flow.
  • The warmth, along with the ingestion, of ginger tea clears sinus pressure.

Here is a quick way to get hold of this miracle.

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Required materials include:

  • fresh ginger
  • water
  • lemon
  • and honey

After gathering the materials, there are 4 simple steps to create this beverage:

  • peel
Peel the ginger as much as possible. No pressure if you can’t get all the skin off.
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Peel the ginger as much as possible. No pressure if you can’t get all the skin off.
  • dice
Dice the ginger into little one inch cubes.
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Dice the ginger into little one inch cubes.
  • boil
Fill a pot with as much water as you want and pop it on the stove.
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Fill a pot with as much water as you want and pop it on the stove.

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Put diced ginger into the water. Once the water starts boiling, let boil for about 15 min. The longer you let it boil, the stronger your tea will be.
Jordan Grubb
Put diced ginger into the water. Once the water starts boiling, let boil for about 15 min. The longer you let it boil, the stronger your tea will be.
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  • pour
Adding honey and lemon warms the throat.
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Adding honey and lemon warms the throat.

 

Storing the leftovers in the refrigerator will produce a sufficient tea concentrate and lasts up to five days.  The suggested serving is three to four warm mugfulls a day.

Ginger tea should be consumed with a balanced diet, an ample amount of water, and decent amounts of rest. Enjoy!

Finally, get your favorite mug, squeeze a wedge of lemon, and add as much honey as you desire. Then, enjoy and get well soon!
Jordan Grubb
Finally, get your favorite mug, squeeze a wedge of lemon, and add as much honey as you desire. Then, enjoy and get well soon!
 
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    Mr Lee (Physics)Jan 28, 2015 at 8:36 AM

    A staple in our home. It works!!! Thanks for the article.

     
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