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Healing and Delicious Ginger Tea Recipe


I can't think of a more all around healing and delicious food than ginger. A  warm brewed tea is my favourite way to get my dose!

I recall the day that I was first introduced to the miracles of Ginger. The year was 2002. I was living in Sydney, Australia and my mom had come out to visit me. We took a trip up the East coast to Cairns where we decided to venture out to the Great Barrier Reef. I hate boats. I have never liked them and never will. I am afraid of open bodies of water where you can't see any land, and get motion sick very easily. Boats make me feel like I am trapped on an amusement park ride that I never wanted to get on in the first place and can't get off of.

My mom and I board this boat, ignoring the 'Caution, Rough Waters" signs. We are promptly given two ginger tablets, an arrowroot cookie and a cup of water. The seas were rough and everyone on the boat, all 600 tourists were sick as the stewards went up and down the aisles collecting used bags and passing out fresh ones. My mom and I managed to keep our breakfast down and we owed it all to the little ginger tablets.

I have been hooked ever since. Rarely will I get in a car or on a plane without taking ginger. It is an all natural anti-nauseant herb that is as effective for motion sickness as it is for morning sickness. I lived on ginger tablets for the three years that I suffered from digestive disease.

Ginger is an anti-nauseant herb that is as effective for motion sickness as it is for morning sickness.

Since the majority of the population suffers from digestive issues from time-to-time, if not chronically, before you reach for the antacids, Peptos, Gravols, Dramamines, Rolaids etc.- try ginger.

Aside from calming a nauseated tummy, whether due to motion, a flu virus, pregnancy, or bad food, ginger is also a stimulant and naturally neutralizes toxins in the digestive system.

Additional ginger benefits include:

  • Support for digestion, absorption and assimilation of food.
  • Help alleviate the pain from a sore throat.
  • Reduce symptoms of a cold, congestion and sinus problems.
  • Reduce suffering from headaches headaches by mixing the powdered form with warm water and placing on the head (will feel like its burning but will not actually burn).
  • A ginger bath can help with aches and pains in the bod.

And above all- it is delicious. Here is my recipe for ginger tea. It is great for cold and flu season, is warming in the winter and will instantly soothe an upset stomach. It's also delicious chilled as an iced tea,  or mix with some bubbley water to make your very own ginger-ale.

Ginger Tea


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Yield: 6

  • ¼ cup sliced ginger root
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1-2 sprigs of mint (optional)
  • 2 tbs honey(or to taste)

Make It Like So
  1. Put ginger and water into pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Cover and let simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Once ginger is decocted add lemon juice and mint and let sit.
  4. Add honey to taste and voila - delicious

Photo Credit: iStock/karinsasaki

44 Responses to “Healing and Delicious Ginger Tea Recipe”

  1. Mary Lee said…
    I'm looking forward to making this today. This is the first recipe that for me explains exactly how much ginger root to use. I'm wondering if I could steep dandelion tea bags in the hot ginger tea. My organic dandelion tea bags from Amazon have no taste and I need the dandelion tea to get rid of excess fluid in my feet and legs. Any comments you make will be considered and I know you do not give medical advice.
    • Meghan Telpner said…
      You can certainly add additional tea flavours to this recipe if you'd like!
  2. Clary Klieb said…
    Thank you, Meghan, my fellow Torontonian! Cheers, Clary BTW, my recipe for ginger tea is similar, with one very important exception: minimum exposure of ginger to heat and light to functionally preserve heat or light sensitive enzymes, other proteins, and even essential amino acids in the root. I grate the peeled ginger root into a ceramic teapot, pour slightly lower temperature water 5 minutes after it comes to boil on the shredded ginger and let it simmer for 10 to 20 minutes.
  3. Jimmy said…
    What time should I drink ginger tea at. Can I drink it after meals, during meals, or at night?
  4. Ashley said…
    This hit the spot... my guts have been terrible all evening with morning sickness and this is exactly what I needed. I didn’t have any mint, but no biggy, not a huge fan of lemon and mint together anyhow. Thanks for the large quantity recipe too, really needed to sip this all night. Cheers.
  5. Tracey said…
    Can I use powdered ginger? I live in a very small town and can't get fesh ginger.
  6. LAURIE BROWN said…
    Do I strain out the ginger root before adding it to my tea pot and cup? Also, I boiled it using less water and after pouring the strained ginger juice in my teapot, added more hot water. After I drank it, my mouth feels like I ate something peppery. Is it supposed to feel that way? BTW, thank you for the recipe.
    • Meghan Telpner said…
      Hi Laurie! It's up to you - you can remove the ginger pieces or leave them in there. Ginger has a spicyness to it so you may want to add less.
  7. Jessica Engelland said…
    I love this! What Ginger tablets do you feel are safe and effective for airplane and car travel? Thank you!
    • Meghan Telpner said…
      Check out your local health food store - I look for ginger tablets that don't have artificial colours, flavours, preservatives or sugar.

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