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Chinese people like to drink ginger tea as a health tonic. It can be considered an herbal tea that's effective for alleviating stomach gas, bloating, common cold, and nausea symptoms. It also helps with indigestion. This tea is very easy to make. You can drink it either hot or cold or at room temperature.
Ginger is a very popular ingredient in Asian cuisines, especially in China. The root is used as health tonic for post-natal care. For the Chinese, all the food prepared for post-natal mothers is loaded with ginger. The most potent effect it has is its ability to dispel stomach gas and reduce bloating. It's is also used as an odor neutralizer. In Chinese cooking, whenever it involves fish, ginger is a compulsory ingredient because it neutralizes the fishy smell in any dish.
But ginger can be a little harsh on its own. That’s why there are so many recipes and products containing it in other forms, right down to the many types of ginger candies on the Asian markets. The following tea recipe is just one delicious way to consume this healthful ingredient.
How to Make Ginger Tea
- 50 grams ginger (preferably old ginger)
- 85 grams (6 tablespoons) brown sugar, or any quantity to suit your taste
- 2 liters water
- Wash and scrub ginger clean.
- Peel skin (optional).
- Cut ginger into thin slices. (Or just crush the ginger.)
- Put ginger into pot.
- Pour the water into pot.
- Bring to a boil, then simmer for another 30 minutes.
- Add the brown sugar, stir to dissolve.
- Bring to boil again for a few seconds.
- Discard the ginger, transfer ginger tea to containers.
Instead of brown sugar, you can substitute with honey.
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Drink it hot, cold or at room temperature.
Enjoy yourself, and be happy and healthy!
The information provided in this article is sourced from the internet, from friends and contacts, and from personal experience. As I cautioned in my article, not every remedy will work on everyone. It very much depends on the person's constitution and particular conditions.
This article does not claim the information provided will "cure" anyone. The purpose of this article is merely to inform visitors that there are alternative remedies for all ailments.
You are therefore advised to consult your registered medical physicians as a matter of due diligence.
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© 2012 Justin Choo