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Ginger tea

Ginger tea

Today in Pittsburgh was a bit more like a typical winter. Cold, snowy and wet. A perfect day for a warm cup of ginger tea.

Use about a 1/2 inch nob of fresh ginger and thinly slice it – you want as much surface area as possible. (You can peel it first if you like, but I never bother.)

Place the slices in a small pot with about 2 cups of water, bring to a boil, then simmer for 20 minutes.

Strain, add honey and lemon juice to taste, and enjoy! It’ll be spicy.

Ginger is excellent at warming the body, especially if you feel just the first signs of getting sick – stiff neck, foggy brain, runny nose. It can also help settle an upset stomach. And wouldn’t you know, acupuncture is also great in both of these instances!

Use caution if you tend to run hot, suffer from hot flashes, or you, er, hate the taste of ginger.

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