Tod & I caught a springtime cold and have been coughing for weeks. When I’m ill, I tend towards medication cooked up in my kitchen from herbs and foods, rather than OTC or prescription drugs. I find that this tisane really helps to calm my cough and it tastes good, too.
Ginger Honey Tea
1/2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
1 Tblsp honey
Grate the ginger into your mug while the water boils. Spoon in some honey. Pour in boiling water and stir. Add a squeeze of lemon, if desired. Sip.
The trick to making this work is grating the ginger—it needs to be nearly juiced; minced ginger isn’t as effective. I use a flat grater with very fine teeth (not holes) that pulls the ginger fibers apart to release the juices.Posted by kuri at April 22, 2004 06:57 AM