Ginger For Sore Throats

January 12, 2017

 I had a resolution a few months that I was going to have a smoothie every day.  It was to make me bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, give me joie de vivre and a healthy glow.  My resolution lasted a week.  Then the days grew colder, the nights grew longer and I resorted to steaming hot tea and this ginger drink.

 You don't need to have a sore throat to drink this but if you do have one, it's a pretty good throat buster.


Root ginger


Cinnamon ground

Turmeric ground



The fiddly part of this is preparing the ginger but if you prepare a batch all in one go, you can store it and the rest is very little work.  


Use a potato peeler to peel the skin off the ginger.  Some people use a teaspoon.  Cut into thick slices. 















Store in a container and put in the fridge.  That way, it's ready for when you want. 


I store mine like this for up to 2 or 3 weeks.









Every time you want to make a ginger drink, take some slices and bash them in a pestle and mortar, just enough to bruise them. 

















Put them in a saucepan with water.  How much ginger to water you put in depends on how strong you want this to be.  I do 3 chunks to about 2 mugfuls of water.  


Put the lid on the pan and simmer for about 10-20 minutes or until you remember to turn off the heat. 


Sprinkle about 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of ground turmeric.  Turmeric is a wonderful anti-inflammatory and very good generally for your immune system. 


At this point, you can either drink now or leave to infuse in the pan with the lid on.







Strain into a mug, stir in a teaspoon of honey and a dash of cinnamon. 


Yay! Ginger drink!

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