Ginger tea is a powerful cleansing drink that mobilizes toxins and restores balance to
the body. It also benefits the digestive system and helps diminish cravings for
sweet and salty foods. It increases the production of hydrochloric acid so you
metabolize proteins more efficiently. Ginger decreases inflammation and
alkalizes your body. I recommend 2-3 cups per day. As the days get cooler it will keep you warm.
I like to make a batch in the morning to drink during the day as a pick me up. You can add some lemon which will alkalize your body even more.
To make one quart of ginger tea:
Chop an unpeeled 2-inch piece of whole ginger into coarse pieces and place in a 2- to 3-quart pot with one quart of purified water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat, allowing the tea to simmer for 15 minutes. Strain the tea and store in a thermos bottle.
To make one cup of ginger tea:
Take a piece of whole, unpeeled ginger root grate 1 heaping teaspoon. Bring a cup of water to a boil add ginger , turn down and simmer 2 minutes. Let steep for 2 minutes. Strain or let the ginger settle at the bottom of the cup. Enjoy!