Does ginger tea help against a cold? This is how you can make fresh ginger tea
During the winter season, one of the most commonly consumed traditional home remedies for the cold is an old-fashioned Asian tradition of warm ginger tea. Although it has not been scientifically proven to help with colds, this herbal tea has been used for centuries to help cold and flu sufferers.
In traditional Chinese medicine, ginger is said to improve circulation and disperse internal colds as it increases the Yang energy in the body. This is what makes ginger feel so incredibly soothing when we feel cold. The warm tea also helps to break through a blockage in the throat. When you combine the sharp taste of ginger with the sweet taste of honey, it will become a delicious tea which serves perfect after heavy meals.
As we enter the dreaded cold season, many of us are coughing and sneezing. Nowadays it is definitely not a good sign, because oh my, it could be COVID! Well, hopefully it's not, but it's still not a nice feeling.
While there is no cure for the common cold, there are some things you can do to help yourself and make it a little easier to tolerate, such as: drinking ginger tea.
But how do you make a proper ginger tea? The most obvious way is of course just add slices of gingers into hot water. If you want to make it a bit more special, you can also choose to use black tea as the base.
Here are our recipe for making ginger tea:
12 thin slices fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
1 teaspoon of loose black tea (recommended: Assam BOP)
1 cup of boiling water
1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon (optional)
1 tsp honey (optional)
Place the loose black tea in a filter and put it with the slices of fresh ginger in a tea glass or mug. Boil water. Pour the water into the glass or mug, cover and let it steep for 25-30 minutes. Optionally add some honey or a teaspoon of lemon. Ready to enjoy!
Never underestimate the importance of water. Remember that more than 80% of our bodies are made up of this life fluid. Staying hydrated is very important when you are sick as your body loses extra fluid.
If you now suffer from a cold: we hope you get well soon!