Ginger tea is a warming winter drink, which is recommended on the GAPS Diet and prefect for soothing winter sore throats.  Ginger is found in most grocery stores now, and is easy to peel when you use a spoon (see video).

This tea is a great recipe for children to make, little ones can help peel, and older children can use a paring knife to slice into ginger coins.

Use this tea starting on stage 2 for the GAPS diet, when herbs are introduced.

Ginger Benefits

Did you know that ginger is full of beneficial properties?

Ginger root: 

  • Reduces inflammation (source)
  • Reduces nausea (source)
  • Has anti-cancer properties (source)
  • Reduces dementia risk (source)
  • Soothes sore throats and other pain (source)
  • And more (source)

Ginger Tea Recipe

Fresh ginger root
Honey to taste
Directions:
On a cutting board, slice a 2-inch piece off the ginger root with a paring knife.
Use a spoon to peel, just rubbing the edge of the spoon along the peel to remove.
Using the same paring knife, slice the ginger into ‘coins. Approx 1/8 to ¼ inch thick.
Fill a saucepan with filtered water (4-6 cups) and add ginger coins.
Heat on the stove medium-high heat until boiling, then turn down to medium-low and allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
Serve with honey to taste, approx 1 teaspoon per cup.