Ginger is a holistic medicinal plant, very versatile, healthy, and suitable for the treatment of many diseases. It strengthens the immune system, thus aiding in the prevention of a large number of diseases; it also soothes muscle and back pain, protects nerve cells and cures arthritis.
It puts an end to chronic coughing, cold and flu, improves blood circulation and has a great role in preventing cancer. Besides, it improves digestion, prevents nausea and vomiting, and reduces the level of bad cholesterol and high blood pressure.
Below, you will find a recipe for completely natural ginger beer.
- 1 cup (200 g) peeled, thinly sliced fresh ginger roots
- 1 cup (225 g) sugar
- Several drops of lemon juice
- ½ cup (115 ml) mineral water
- 2 cups (450 ml) purified water
- Lemon slice for decoration
In a pot, boil up 2 cups of water and add the peeled and sliced ginger. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 5 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat and allow the infusion to cool for 20 minutes, then strain it through a fine strainer.
Use another pot to prepare the syrup. Dilute 1 cup of sugar in 1 cup of water.
At serving, mix 1/2 ginger infusion with 1/3 cup syrup and 1/2 cup mineral water, and sweeten with 1-2 tablespoons honey. You may also add a few drops of lemon juice and decorate the glass with a slice of lemon.
Enjoy your drink and get well!