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Herbs for Health: Ginger Tea

November/December 1998
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Ginger Tea

For cold and flu symptoms, drink a cup of this warming tea every two hours. For nausea, drink three cups a day. Scientists have found compounds in gingerroot that may fight off rhinoviruses, one type of cold virus.

• 5 to 6 thin slices fresh gingerroot, 2 tablespoons fresh shredded root, or 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
• 1 cup boiling water
• Lemon juice to taste

1. Put the ginger into a mug and pour the boiling water over it.

2. Cover and steep for at least 15 minutes.

3. Squeeze in the lemon juice if desired and drink.

Check out the original article, Herbs for Health: The Best Medicinal Herbs.

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