No one likes an upset stomach or stomach ache. But there is no need to suffer when you have fresh ginger on hand! Follow the instructions below to brew delicious ginger tea and instantly soothe your stomach. It's easy and effective!
Here's all you need to do:
Fill a pot with 4 to 6 cups of water and bring the water to a boil. Meanwhile, peel the skin from the ginger root with the tip of a spoon. Then, slice several thin rounds of ginger, about an eighth of an inch thick. People often refer to these as "coins" because of their shape.
I suggest 4 to 6 rounds, but it depends on how strong you like your tea. You might have to experiment a little until you get it just right.
When the water begins to boil, carefully drop in the ginger rounds, reduce the heat, cover, and simmer gently for about 20 minutes.
Remove the ginger. Pour a cup, and add lemon, mint if using, and sweetener of choice.
I like to make several cups of ginger tea at a time to have on hand. Keep a pitcher in the fridge and heat a cup as desired. Add fresh lemon, mint if using, and sweetener to each serving individually.
In addition to soothing an upset stomach, ginger has also been used to relieve menstrual cramping, morning sickness, and motion sickness. It also helps to speed up digestion, which can aid in managing one's weight. It may also reduce high blood pressure, support heart health, and relieve pain and inflammation.
The array of lemon ginger teas at your local grocery store is staggering. So, if you're not into making your own, you could always pick one up at your local grocer.
If you're not a tea lover, ginger candy or crystallized ginger can be a good alternative.