Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that everyone has a wonderful time this Thanksgiving holiday, with good food and good company. Try not to make yourselves too sick by overeating, and I promise to try the same!
Here's a good tidbit for those of you who do overindulge this holiday: try ginger as a therapy for nausea, sour stomach and gas problems. Traditional Medicinals has a great ginger tea (great as in great for a natural therapy, not great tasting) that can work wonders. Ginger Chews are also useful, and are much more palatable (don't work quite as well though). If you don't have access to these brands or just need a homemade option, here is a recipe that you can try to make your own ginger tea at home. Hope you don't need to use it, but it helps if you do! Have a great holiday everyone!
5 cups water
1 piece (6 inches) ginger, sliced into 1/4 inch slices
1 Tablespoon honey
Simmer water and ginger for 10-15 minutes, until desired strength (you may want it less strong to start with). Remove from heat and stir in honey. Feel free to add more honey to taste. If you make a stronger version, you can keep it on hand in the fridge and add hot water to it directly to make a tea when you need it.