This refreshing and stimulating tea and can be enjoyed daily or used therapeutically to reduce nausea and settle upset stomach.
This familiar kitchen spice has been used for millennia in herbal medicine for indigestion, bloating, cramping and gas. Also as a hot and stimulating herb, it has been recommended to increase circulation and warm up cold hands and feet. Modern clinical studies support the use of ginger for nausea related to motion or “morning” (pregnancy) sickness, as well as nausea induced by drugs, for example by chemotherapy treatments. It was found to be as effective as some anti-nausea medications and doesn’t have any side effects.
This is another herb that’s been used for both medicinal and culinary purposes since the beginning of time. Medicinally it’s been applied as anti-nausea, anti-vomiting, and to relieve cramping and spasms in the digestive tract. Mint also inhibits muscle contractions and promotes relaxation. Energetically, it’s cooling, hence it slightly balances out the “hotness” of ginger.
Refreshing Ginger Tea
4 cup filtered water
1 inch piece fresh ginger
¼ cup fresh mint leaves
Lemon juice, freshly squeezed
Honey to taste (optional)
- Place ginger and mint leaves into a glass teakettle or a 1 quart glass jar.
- Boil the water and pore it over the herbs.
- Let steep for about 10-15 minutes, or longer for a more pronounced spicy ginger taste.
- Pour into a cup and add lemon juice and honey if desired.