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The Benefits of Ginger

Wednesday, July 2017

The Benefits of Ginger

You probably drink ginger in your juices, eat it in your soups and stir-fry, and sip it in your tea. But looking beyond the root's zingy flavour, the health benefits of ginger are pretty impressive, too. If you have never tried fresh ginger in tea this stress-free recipe is a great dink to enjoy in winter.

Ginger Tea from Fresh Ginger Root

Makes 1 serving


1 1-inch piece fresh ginger root, scrubbed

2 cups filtered water

1 teaspoon dried oregano and/or rosemary, optional

1 to 2 tablespoons honey, to taste


Slice piece of ginger root thinly on a sharp diagonal, making about 4 or 5 slices total.

Combine ginger and water (and optional dried herbs) in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce to a simmer and cook, partially covered, until mixture is a dark color and smells strongly of ginger, about 10 to 15 minutes total.

Strain mixture into a mug. Stir in honey to taste and enjoy.



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The Benefits of Ginger