Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Ginger Tea - Home remedy for cough

Serves 3 - 4
The weather here has been alternating between very warm days and cold ones. So we seem to be catching one bug after the other.Here in Germany, when it comes to kids,the doctors seem to very strongly stick to the old adage 'A cold treated lasts a week and cold left untreated lasts 7 days '.A trip to the Doctor's clinic for a cold is useless ,as they mostly send us back with some herbal medicine and ask us to wait it out for at least a week.So most of us resort to home remedies,as its real hard to watch the little ones suffer.This is one concoction that my mom makes when we have a persistent cough.It's very effective and the combo of honey and cinnamon makes it yummy too :) Once cup of this warm tea on a cold day can be heavenly !


You'll Need:
Ginger - 2" piece (chopped or crushed )
Whole Pepper Corns - 4 -5 
Cinnamon - 2 long sticks
Cloves -3 - 4
Orange Peel - A small piece
Turmeric Powder - 1 pinch
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Candied Palm Sugar / Panakarkandu - 6 -7 crystals
Honey - 2 -3 tbsp

Method:
-Add all the ingredients except the honey to a small vessel.
-Add about 2 -3 cups of water and bring it to a boil.
-When it starts boiling reduce the flame and simmer for 10 - 15 minutes.Remove it from the stove.
-Pour the mixture into another vessel fitted with a tea strainer to filter it.
-Makes about 3 small cups of tea.Add one tablespoon of honey to each cup and mix well.More effective when it's had real warm.
-For kids,dilute it with half the quantity of water and increase the amount of honey.


Note:
-Ginger is very good at simulating blood flow and warming the body.So about three small glasses of this tea in a day is very beneficial.
Thanks for stopping by ! Have a great day !

Sending this to Heart and Soul Blog hop hosted by Swathi @ Zesty South Indian Kitchen 

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25 comments:

  1. Feeling blessed to get a good home made ginger tea recipe.. I usually add ginger to normal Indian tea..Also I Use energie ingwer tea bags that we get here for cough n cold..

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  2. refreshing and healthy ginger tea.

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  3. You are right about going to the doctors and swallowing tablets. With the stress of all the robbery and what not that I had, I felt sick, thinking and the panic.

    I went for a blood test and the doctor dumped medicines to swallow. In actual fact, when we read through the report, nothing was really wrong with me. That's the story about doctors these days.

    I will try out the tea during the weekend when my other half is around. His cough can be bad and I think he will need the tea. The tea is infused with lovely flavors and its tempting I must say.

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  4. refreshing drink..gorgeous clicks

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  5. Wow a perfect cup of ginger tea, love it dear...

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  6. Love the color of tea and the glass tea cup and saucer to serve it.
    I remember asking mom why do you call it chukku kaapi where is no kaapi in it :)
    I think I will save this recipe because my regular recipe calls for tulsi leaves which I donot get here.

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  7. this is a very useful post.. I believe ginger tea not only cures cold but gives an extra energy anytime..Visit my space in your leisure

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  8. perfect tea for soothing throat and when i need a change...love the post

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  9. Very healthy ginger tea for cough.. Lovely dear..

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  10. Yupz true, here also the same story with docs.. And moreover, home made remedies like this works better & less chance of side effects.. Nice clicks of the perfect ginger tea !!

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  11. You are right, when cold comes, home remedies are best. Love your version of ginger tea. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop.

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  12. very helpful n flavorful tea... i'll try sometime :)

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  13. Very useful post and nice clicks too....

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  14. Aha, love your version of ginger tea, looks pristine and clear..I have a little cold and I probably should take this!
    By the by, the adage is top notch :)

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  15. Love this ginger tea recipe....nice and healthy

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  16. great post! thanks for sharing

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  17. Love the aroma of ginger root. The tea sounds very tasty and healthy.

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  18. hope you all feel better soon..love the click and the recipe!

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  19. perfectly soothing for a sore rainy day... :-)

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  20. Thanks a lot for the comments !

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  21. Lovely clicks... Love tea with ginger in it.. Best remedy for sore throat dear :-)

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  22. i really need this :)
    my mom too used to make similar tea. she also used to add tulsi and ardusi.

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