Warmth from within
During the winter, colds can be more prevalent. A cup of hot ginger tea is an ancient remedy that can help to soothe symptoms until the cold has passed. The root contains gingerols, which ease inflammation and contain antimicrobial and antifungal properties to help to fight off infection. It is also important to stay hydrated while suffering with a cold, and the soothing nature of a warm drink can be sustaining in itself. To get the most from the ginger, the root is grated into freshly boiled water. After being allowed to stew, it is strained into a cup. The juice of half a lemon per tablespoon of ginger can also be added. One teaspoon of honey will add sweetness, if desired.