You can use the ginger root from the bath to make this lemonade, or, if you haven’t made Ginger Tea for a bath, you can start with fresh ginger, thinly sliced, according to the instructions below.
You Will Need:
- 1 cup of sugar (substitute with 3/4 cup honey if desired)
- 6 cups of filtered water
- 1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 7 thin slices of fresh raw ginger
- 6 layers of cheese cloth
- Place the sugar, ginger slices, and water into a saucepan.
- Heat the water until it reaches a rolling boil. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
- Add the lemon juice and remove from heat
- Cover and allow it to sit for 20 minutes to steep and cool.
- After 20 minutes, stir the mixture and strain through the cheese cloth into a glass pitcher or jar.
- Serve cold over ice, or as a hot drink.
Drinking one to two glasses daily will help to reduce occurrence and severity of flu and other respiratory issues. If you have serious respiratory disorder, or for extra healing oomph, exchange one cup sugar with 3/4 cup local, wild honey.
Healthy Life-Style for Lungs
- Stop smoking and / or stay away from second-hand smoke if you have a respiratory disease.
- Keep yourself away from air dust particles.
- Avoid contaminated areas like public swimming pools, and hot tubs — as they are cesspools of bacteria and viruses.
- Do not give this drink to kids who are under 2 years old.
- For children over the age of 2, you may give them ginger lemonade to treat stomach cramps, headaches, and nausea, however, for children under 12, this recipe should be diluted with water two ounces of water to two ounces of ginger lemonade.
- Give young children no more than eight ounces of ginger lemonade per day.
- Ask your health care practitioner if it is OK to give your child under 12 ginger.