A couple of weeks ago, I was struggling with chronic nausea and an upset stomach. The doctor recommended that I give my stomach a break and that meant no coffee for a couple of days.
I know, right?!?
So I started experimenting with various teas. One of my favorites quickly became this homemade ginger tea.
Ginger tea has long been known for its medicable properties and can be used as a remedy for upset stomachs, nausea, colds, flu, and weight loss. It even makes a great drink for morning sickness when surfing from nausea during pregnancy.
Whether you are sick or just wanting better health, ginger tea is a delicious solution.
This quick and easy ginger tea recipe for nausea, upset stomach, or the flu equips you to fight common ailments naturally and effectively.
Because I was trying to get past my coffee addiction and caffeine withdraw, I added a black tea bag at the end just for a minute or two to give the ginger tea a bit more body. And caffeine.
Yes, caffeine! Oh, how I love you.
However, this step is completely optional. If you are making this ginger tea recipe for nausea during pregnancy or the flu, I would leave it out.
Equipment You Will Need:
- mortar and pestle (I prefer an unpolished granite mortar and pestle)
- vegetable peeler or paring knife
- measuring spoons
- tea pot
- French press or you could use a medium size pan and strainer
Ginger Tea for Upset Stomach
- 1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
- 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp raw honey
- 1/2 tsp fennel, whole and crushed
- 3 cups hot, but not boiling water
- 1 black tea bag (optional)
Using a mortar and pestle crush whole fennels seeds. You can also use a heavy-duty pan to crush seeds. Simple put the seeds on a cutting board, cover with the bottom of pan and gently rock the pan back and forth.
Grate fresh ginger. 1 tablespoons typically equals about 1" of fresh peeled ginger root.
Preheat your French press by rinsing with warm water.
Add grated ginger, coconut oil, honey, and crushed fennel to press.
Fill French press with 3 cups of hot, almost boiling, water.
Let steep for 5 minutes. When ready gently push down the plunger to separate water from spices.
Pour steeped ginger tea into a tea cup or mug. Add black tea bag and allow to step for an additional 1-2 minutes.
Remove tea bag. And enjoy.
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