dear friend Jane mailed me these adorable gingerbread men mugs (as well as several other sweet gingerbread men themed gifts. I can't say enough how much I love them). Anyway, signs and omens tend to come to me in groups of three and I took this as a sign to wake up and smell the ginger root.
Did you know that ginger root has a long history of being healthful with healing qualities? Me neither. Gnger root has been used to alleviate the inflammation of arthritis; nausea caused by pregnancy, indigestion and chemotherapy; migraines, menstrual cramps; upper respiratory infections. Wow, huh? All this goodness in a wonderful, delicious, aromatic tea. I know I feel better just holding warm mugfuls of this golden drink and breathing it in.
(bookedmarked for over a year by One Perfect Bite)
8 cups water
1/2 cup fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
1 lemon or lime, thinly sliced
1/4 to 1/2 cup dark honey
In a medium sized pot, bring water to a rolling boil. Remove from heat. Add ginger and lemon. Cover pot and let sit for 20 to 40 minutes. The tea becomes stronger the longer it steeps. Strain. Stir in honey. Serve hot or cold.