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Orange Ginger Tea

Apr 07, 2013 12:31PM

Orange Ginger Tea

Orange Ginger Tea

recipe by Lindzie St.Martin

 

Ginger has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for preventing a variety of stomach issues such as nausea, vomiting, gas, indigestion, diarrhea, and aid in digestion, just to name a few.  It has also been used to help lower cholesterol, control high blood pressure levels, and increase circulation for a healthy heart.  Just a few reasons, among many more,  to enjoy some homemade ginger tea in your life!

 

Here's a quick and simple, yummy recipe to warm you up (day or night).  Using fresh ginger to soothe your belly, naturally sweetened and offering a small source of vitamins and minerals from molasses and fresh squeezed orange juice, as well as caffeine free.

 

Hot water 1/2 an orange, juiced 1/2 tsp molasses 1/4 tsp chopped, grated, or pureed ginger root Slice of orange to garnish Cinnamon stick *optional

 

Heat water to a low boil, then fill your mug approximately two-thirds full.  Stir in ginger and steep for 5-10 minutes (straining through a coffee filter afterwards is completely optional).  Add molasses, and the juice squeezed from half an orange.  Garnish as desired.  If you're short on ingredients, honey and lemon can make excellent substitutions!

Attention:  Consult your doctor before you take ginger or ginger tea during pregnancy, or you have a medical history of gallstones.  Ginger tea should not be taken before any kind of surgery and should be stopped at least a week prior.  Even "natural medicine" should be taken in moderation.