GingerMint Tea for Cold and Flu

In holistic medicine, Ginger is somewhat of a panacea. It is a powerful spicy root that supports the body’s immune system and helps burn away toxins in the body. Drinking this (all four cups) at the first sign of a cold and every day until you feel better will help treat the symptoms, rebalance your body, and restore health.

INGREDIENTS:

1.5 inches of fresh ginger root

organic peppermint or spearmint tea (1 bag or equivalent loose tea)

2 quarts filtered water

Juice of 1 fresh organic lemon, or about 1/4 cup organic lemon juice

1 tsp. honey (optional, do not use honey if symptoms of inflammation or Candida are present)

PREPARATION: Take about 1.5 inches of ginger root and peel off flaky skin with a serrated knife. Break up the ginger by either chopping it into pieces no more than 1/4 inch square or by grating it on a box grater. Put ginger and water in an enamel or stainless steel pot with a lid. Bring to a boil and then lower heat and simmer 7 minutes. Add tea and cover. Let stand 5 minutes. Add lemon juice, and honey if desired. Serve hot. Makes about four cups.

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