Face it, there is a major fear of the flu spreading across the Delaware Valley. While it may not be the end of the world, the idea of spending the weekend in bed coughing, sneezing and sleeping doesn’t sound very exciting. Liann Amorose, of the 1800 block of South 17th Street, fights off those annoying symptoms by taking several sips of her Ginger Tea.
“Ginger is a warming and spicy rhizoma," she said. "I like to make Ginger Tea or ginger milk and [it] is used as a herbal preparation to reduce fatigue in the cold winter. Brewing the tea with fresh ginger is a good remedy for the common cold and will make you feel warm inside and help your body sleep well during the night.”
15 thin slices of fresh ginger
3 cups of water
1 to 2 tablespoons of honey
Bring the water and ginger to a boil, about 10 minutes. Continue to simmer until the water reduces to about 2 cups. Strain out the ginger.
Add the honey to the water and stir.
To make ginger milk simmer the water to 1/2 cup, add 1-1/2 cups of milk and boil again, for about 10 minutes.
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