Warmth from within

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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.

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