Ginger lemongrass tea is used traditionally in natural healing in African recipes (

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This is what to make if you have a cold, or a stomach ache, or you need a little pick-me-up. This tea is to be drunk hot, with honey added liberally and to taste.

If you’re drinking this as a herbal remedy, drink a strong couple of hot shots of it all at once. Expect to sweat a little, as the ginger will be very warming.

Hot Ginger and Lemongrass Tea

For 2 servings:

3 heaping tablespoons of raw ginger, grated

a handful of the green tops of lemongrass leaves, or a solid piece of lemongrass

stalk or root, the same volume as the grated ginger

3 cups of filtered water

1. Bring everything to a simmer and cover it, letting it bubble gently for 10 minutes.

2. Remove from heat, strain and serve immediately, or keep it warm to drink in a thermos.

Serving suggestions:

  • Make for a friend who has a stomach ache or a cold.
  • Make a batch of cold ginger and lemongrass tea to enjoy with a squeeze of lime.
  • Mix ginger and lemongrass tea with green tea for even more pick-me-up.

For more lemongrass and ginger recipes, try:

Raw Ginger Juice
Lemongrass Tea

To learn more about the natural health benefits of ginger and lemongrass, check out:

Lemongrass / Citronelle