Ginger decoction to fight the flu

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Ginger decoction is a natural remedy useful in case of flu, cough, sore throat and cold. The beneficial properties of ginger are numerous and help us to deal with seasonal ailments.

Il decoction of ginger it is a natural remedy useful in case of flu, cough, sore throat and cold. The beneficial properties of ginger are numerous and help us to deal with seasonal ailments.





Beanie 1 or 2 cups of ginger decoction per day helps relieve typical cold symptoms, sore throat, nausea and indigestion. This is because ginger has anti-inflammatory, pain relieving, and digestive properties.

Fresh ginger will be your main ally in preparing this beneficial herbal tea that gives the body a warming sensation. The ginger decoction is very simple to prepare at home with very few ingredients.

Read also: GINGER: WHAT HAPPENS TO THE BODY BY TAKING IT EVERY DAY

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Ginger decoction, benefits

Before learning how to prepare ginger decoction let's find out what are the benefits of this hot drink to relieve cold and flu symptoms. Ginger is a truly wondrous spice and an effective natural remedy.

  • Promotes digestion
  • Deflate your belly
  • Relieves sore throat
  • Calm the cough
  • Quench the feeling of nausea
  • Helps with colds and flu
  • It has a warming effect
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • It favors the purification of the organism
  • It stimulates the appetite
  • It is a natural pain reliever and anti-inflammatory

Ginger decoction, the recipe

Making ginger decoction at home is really very simple. In fact, you just need to have the fresh ginger, which is now normally found in the supermarket as well as at the market and in organic products shops.

You can enrich your ginger decoction with some lemon juice or with lemon slices. Always remember to choose organic and untreated lemons, especially if you plan to put lemon slices or lemon zest in your ginger decoction.



Ginger decoction, ingredients

  • 2 or 3 fresh fettine di zenzero
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)
  • 1 lemon wedge or lemon zest
  • Ginger decoction, preparation

In a saucepan pour the water and add two or three slices of ginger and a lemon wedge. You can also squeeze some lemon juice. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.

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At this point, remove the saucepan from the heat, strain the decoction with a sieve, pour it into a cup and sweeten it to taste. The amount of ginger to use depends on how intense you want the taste of your herbal tea to be. Add lemon juice, honey or another natural sweetener of your choice to change the flavor of the herbal tea according to your tastes.

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If you want to add lemon to your ginger tea, choose only untreated lemons, even better if organic. Among the sweeteners recommended for ginger herbal tea we find honey (beneficial in case of cough and sore throat) or rice syrup and Maple syrup, for those who are vegan and do not use honey but want to avoid refined sugar.


Ginger decoction, contraindications

People who take ginger should be careful about using ginger as a food and as a natural remedy circulation drugs, especially anticoagulants. For more information on the interactions between ginger and drugs and possibly on the quantities of ginger and ginger decoction not to be exceeded, consult your doctor.


Read also:

Ginger and Lemon herbal tea: benefits, when to drink it and how to prepare it

Ginger: origins, legends and “magical” properties attributed to the root

Ginger is not always good for: cases where it is dangerous for your health

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