Cold is one of the most common discomforts during an allergy season i.e. sudden change in the weather or onset of monsoon or winter. Common cold is the first allergic symptoms and is usually resolved on its own but if cold is bothering you, try using ginger before you opt for medicines. Below are some of our favorite ways to use ginger for cold-
Ginger Lemon Tea –
All you need is
- 2 cups filtered water,
- 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger – good for sinus trouble and congestion
- 1 tablespoon honey – an antibiotic that helps to soothe your throat
- and ½ lemon, juiced – to boost up the immune system
- dash of cinnamon – antioxidant-rich spice
Method: Add grated ginger to the water and allow to steep for 3 minutes.Mix freshly squeezed lemon juice and a tablespoon of honey together and strain the ginger tea into it. Stir it well to dissolve the honey, add a dash of cinnamon and enjoy.
Ginger Vinegar Tea –
To make this, you need 1 teaspoon of organic apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 inch ginger sliced and 1 cup water. Add ginger slices to a cup of hot water and steep for 5 mins. Strain and add vinegar and honey to it. Drink hot in the morning and evening for cold and cough and once a day for a migraine.
Quick Tip – Put a small piece of ginger in your mouth. Keep it for some time and swallow its juice. The anti-inflammatory properties in ginger root will help you to relieve a sore throat quickly . READ MORE – HEALTHY BREAKFAST – PEANUT BUTTER CHIA PUDDING RECIPE
Caution – Certain groups of people should avoid ginger consumption as it can interact with other medication and can worsen certain health conditions. If you taking any medications then kindly consult with your doctor before making any changes in your diet.