This tea is a great help for an upset tummy, whether for pregnant moms or anyone having a bit of digestive trouble. Ginger is also an effective anti-inflammatory and can even alleviate pain and stiffness!
Ginger Tea is found on page 594 of Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats by Sally Fallon.
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- 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
- 4 cups filtered water
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
Couldn’t be easier. Just bring the water to a boil, and pour over ginger. Let it stand for several minutes and stir in the honey.
Strain into teacups or mugs and enjoy!
How’d it go?
I don’t know if I mis-measured, or let it steep too long, but our tea was a little too strong for us at first. We watered it down some and then it was fine.
How we liked it
Pre-Husband and I plan to go on the GAPS diet soon, and ginger tea is something recommended by Dr. Natasha to help aid digestion and ease the symptoms of detoxification. So, we were excited to try it out ahead of time. I never really considered myself a huge ginger fan, but I think it’s starting to grow on me. I thought the taste was really pleasant once we watered it down to our liking, and just sweet enough. PH approved it as well!
Be sure to check out the other installments of 25 Days of Nourishing Traditions:
- Onion-Cranberry Compote
- Sweet Potato Puree
- Ginger Carrots
- Stuffed Peppers
- Turkey Stock
- Coconut Turkey Soup
- Carrots Vichy
- Breaded Whitefish
- Moussaka Eggplant Casserole
- Breaded Chicken Breasts
- Baked Custard
- Basic Dressing
- Crispy Walnuts
- Zucchini Cakes
- Roman Egg Soup
- Pineapple Vinegar
- Raisin Nut Cookies
- Roast Chicken
- Fruit Custard Cake
- Beurre Blanc
- Fermented Fish Sauce
- Fruit Spice Muffins
Susan W says
Ginger tea really works for nausea. I slice fresh ginger in very thin slices and then add the boiling water and steep. An acquaintance from India taught me this remedy for upset tummies in the early 1980’s. Indians consider ginger a wonderful digestive.
Slices, that is genius. Wouldn’t even need to strain it! You always have the neatest tips and little tidbits of info, Susan! 🙂
Lee Deavers says
I have been drinking Ginger Tea/Green Tea for a year or so. I use a veg peeler to peal the skin and use a ceramic ginger grater to turn it into fine particles. Pour boiling water over it and some high grade green tea and put it in my thermos to steep. I filter out about 40 % of the pulp–I read the pulp was an excellent pre-biotic. A man size thumb of ginger root makes about 4 to 5 cups for me but everyone who has tried it says it is too strong for them. I usually sweeten with stevia but sometimes I will reduce the stevia and add a tbsp of maple (yum).
As long as I have this tea I am not tempted to drink coffee. It does not provide the stimulation coffee does but I like the taste better and I can drink more of it.
Susan W says
Thank you, BB! “Nourishing Traditions” is on my Christmas list. Always can use another book with healthful recipes to go along with its invaluable information. 🙂
Sarah Ellzey says
I am really enjoying your series! Thanks for sharing!