At the beginning of March I had a killer cold. At first I thought it was the allergy season starting, but then it got worse and worse. I was constantly having to blow my nose but there was no relief in my congestion. I could hardly get out of bed because of the pressure in my head. This is when I knew it had to be more than just allergies. I immediately began looking for a herbal tea to soothe my symptoms and help my body heal. My choice was ginger.
-2 cups boiling water
-1 inch piece of ginger - I used fresh, but you could also use dried or powdered
-optional: honey, thought I don't find this necessary
The effects of the ginger tea were noticeable within the hour. Ginger helps break up the mucus and flush it out. I could breath much better through my nose. I was still blowing my nose a lot, but I was getting some relief from it. It helped significantly with my congestion. I believe it also helped my immune system fight off the infection and get healthy quicker. I sipped on this all throughout the day even taking it with me while going out.
I used ginger tea for its power against congestion, but there are also many other benefits. Here are some:
-treatment for motion sickness (Gravol has even made a ginger chewable pill)
-treats nausea and morning sickness
-treats menstrual cramps
-sore throat relief - I have written about this before as well in this post
Have you ever had ginger tea?