Every health nut will espouse the health benefits of ginger…except me (until now.) Up until, say five days ago I didn’t like ginger in the least, unless it was in the form of a gingersnap cookie. That is, until my partner was making a pot of ginger tea and ask if I’d like to try some. I gave a slow and hesitant, “yes” and my world changed forever.
Ginger root and ginger tea have some pretty amazing health properties including:
- Appetite stimulant
- Helps with weight loss by acting as a fat burner
- Improves circulation
- Reduces inflammation
- Clears sinuses
- Reduces gas
- Improves digestion and absorption of nutrients in food
- Strengthens the immune system
- Relives stress
- Helps to detoxify the liver
- And more!
So with all this in mind, I gave the tea a go and loved it. Below is the recipe which you can feel free to modify as there are so many options to make this tea really powerful and immune-boosting.
WINTER GINGER ELIXIR
1 inch ginger root, thinly sliced
4 cups filtered water
juice from 1/2 lemon
pinch of cayenne pepper
raw honey to taste
Add sliced ginger root and water to a pot and bring to a boil. Once boiled, reduce heat to low for 10 minutes to allow ginger to infuse water. Remove pot from heat and add lemon juice and cayenne pepper.
Pour into mug(s) and add raw honey to taste. Feel the healing energy from the ginger tea and enjoy!