Cold or Flu? Try This
Ginger tea has been a staple in my family during cold and flu season. Check out my earlier blog for a recipe for hot ginger tea – it’s included in the “herbal teas” blog.
But I wanted to let you know, as I’ve mentioned before, that if you have left over ginger root and it starts to show signs of sprouting, pot it up!
You’ll first see a little bump on the surface. Pot it up, leaving the top part with the bump exposed but burying the root at least half way up. Water well, place in sunny window. Keep moist but not soggy and in a week or so, you’ll see a stem starting to pop out!
Now if you want a cold drink, either chill the ginger tea or try this cooling punch:
Equal amounts of Veryfine fruit punch, pineapple juice and cranberry/pomegranate juice. Add some ginger ale to taste if you want. The punch contains vitamin C, the pineapple is great for sore throats, and the cranberry/pomegranate has lots of antioxidants. The ginger ale settles your tummy.