Ginger root is known to have powerful powerful medicinal properties, one of which aids in settling stomach aches, digestive problems, and nausea. This healing ginger orange honey tea is a natural flu remedy and helps ease the common symptoms associated with the flu. All you need are 3 ingredients to prepare this natural healing infusion; ginger root, freshly squeezed orange juice, and honey for sweetener.
I have a confession to make. I’ve only recently started to appreciate the flavour of ginger. What I once thought was an overly pungent and too-spicy-for-my-liking flavour, has now become one of my go-to spices in recipes. When I’m feeling under the weather I try to incorporate as much ginger as possible into my diet – whether it be in a soothing, hearty rice bowl, or in an anti-inflammatory tea like this healing ginger root tea.
Unfortunately, my inspiration for this recipe was a result of a bout of the flu – on my birthday weekend no less. You know that flu, the one that lingers and wreaks havoc on your stomach? Nothing a homemade flu remedy can’t heal. This tea is soothing in its own right (Isn’t any tea?), but the rich, spicy flavour of the ginger and the miraculous way it heals stomach pain and nausea makes it a winner. I’m not one for traditional medicine so this natural tea is an essential part of my recovery. If there is one ginger-inspired recipe that you try, it should be this one!
As for the ginger preparation, I’ve used it two ways – grated and a whole piece peeled, and for me both result in an equally pungent tea. The longer you let it steep in the boiled water, the stronger the flavour. This infusion is finished off with raw honey, which helps to cut the bitterness, and a splash of fresh orange with brings out some freshness in the tea.
Healing Ginger Orange Honey Tea
(Yields 2 cups)
1 2-inch piece of ginger root, peeled
raw honey, quantity as desired
juice from 1/2 orange
pinch of cinnamon (optional)
Bring 2 1/2 cups of water to a boil in a small pot. Add the ginger root and boil for 5-7 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the fresh orange juice, and honey to taste. Pour into a mug and enjoy!