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.
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.