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DIY Ginger Tea: Simple Sweet Pain Relief Recipe

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By Sue Ingebretson • • October 22, 2017

DIY Ginger Tea: Simple Sweet Pain Relief Recipe
Reprinted with the kind permission of Sue Ingebretson
Have you made yummy DIY ginger tea? With just TWO ingredients, it couldn’t be easier. Grab some fresh ginger, a spoon, some hot water, and follow these easy steps for pain relief. Those with arthritis, fibromyalgia, and chronic illness take note!
Why Ginger Tea?
Ginger is a nutrient-packed root that’s especially known for relieving inflammation. That means pain relief, my friends.
It’s been used for thousands of years for many health benefits including nausea relief and even boosting the metabolism. This amazing antioxidant has anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial properties making it a go-to super food. 
The therapeutic uses are far too many to mention, so check out this article which includes studies showing the benefits of ginger that rival NSAIDs and more.
Ginger’s Many Evidence-Based Health Benefits
Ginger Tea Prep
While the tea takes seconds to make, it does take a bit of prep to get the ginger ready to use. But once it’s done, you’ll have enough for dozens of uses. 
Fresh ginger comes as a knobby-looking root. It has a papery covering that’s actually pretty easy to peel. I’ve seen people mangle this step and make it much more difficult than it has to be. I’ve seen people try to use a paring knife, a potato peeler, or a cheese grater.
Nope. These will leave you with bloody knuckles or worse. And, the ginger won’t look so hot either.
Make it easy on yourself. Grab a spoon.
Wash the ginger and then hold it with one hand and use the other to scrape it with a spoon held upside down (the bowl of the spoon is convex rather than concave).
Here’s a quick 42 second How to Peel Ginger Youtube Video that demonstrates what I mean.
Once you’ve peeled the ginger, simply cut it into thin “coins” or whatever shape you like and store them. You can store them in the fridge, but I prefer to keep mine in the freezer. I’ll go in phases where I have ginger tea quite a bit and other times I don’t. It keeps for ages in the freezer.
I prefer to prepare fresh ginger this way rather than grating it. Grating works well for stir fries and some cooking recipes. But for tea, grated ginger means it’ll need to be strained and that’s a hassle – not to mention a mess.  
I just like to keep things simple.
Ginger Tea Recipe
Now, don’t blink or you’ll miss these easy steps.
•  Fresh Ginger
•  Stevia or raw Honey, to taste (optional)
Simply put a “coin” or two of fresh ginger (straight from the freezer) into a cup and add boiling water. Add sweetener to taste. Once it’s steeped to your desired flavor, you can spoon out the ginger and toss it. If you leave it in the cup, the tea will become stronger as you drink it. Make sure to benefit from the aroma of your tea as well as the flavor. Breathe deeply and enjoy!
If you’re not used to cooking with fresh ginger, you’ll want to be VERY, VERY (did I say very?) conservative with how much you use. A little goes a very long way. Err on the side of using too little rather than too much. It should come with a warning label that says too much can curl your eyebrows.
You can add these frozen ginger “coins” to smoothies, soups, and other recipes.
Do you have a favorite way to enjoy fresh ginger? Have you made ginger tea? Share your comments below!

Sue Ingebretson is the Natural Healing Editor for as well as a frequent contributor to ProHealth's Fibromyalgia site. She’s an Amazon best-selling author, speaker, and workshop leader. Additionally, Sue is an Integrative Nutrition & Health Coach, a Certified Nutritional Therapist, a Master NLP Practitioner, and the director of program development for the Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Center at California State University, Fullerton. You can find out more and contact Sue at
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benefit of ginger roots
Posted by: octaviusemporium
Nov 8, 2017
If you are consuming ginger root daily it reduces pain and helps in your digestion system
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