If a cold in the cold season is well entrenched in its positions in your home, add ginger to your diet.
→ Ginger is an excellent diaphoretic and will be extremely useful at the first sign of fever (however, be careful with its use when you have a high fever).
→ Ginger has expectorant properties, which is always useful for “stuck wet” coughs.
→ Ginger has antimicrobial properties and pain relief, which is what you need for a sore throat.
→ If you feel nauseous due to fever (but actually due to virus toxicity), ginger can help relieve nausea.
You can do anything with it, from tea to medicinal sweets.
☕ Mint Ginger Tea ☕
A variation of simple ginger tea.
Mint is an optional ingredient, you can substitute thyme for the tea, and then the tea will have more expectorant properties than relieving nausea (which mint helps).
- 1 cm fresh ginger root
- 1 tbsp. l. fresh mint leaves (or 0.5 tablespoons dried)
- lemon wedge
Scrape the ginger with a spoon to remove the skin and cut into slices. Don’t be too subtle. Place the ginger and mint (or thyme) in a teapot. Pour boiling water over and let it brew for 15 minutes. Sweeten to taste.