The stomach virus recently made it’s way through our house. The kids were miserable and Mike was on his death bed. It’s times like these when I use a recipe that cures the upset stomach and nausea. It works so well that Mike says it’s magic.
What’s this magical cure? Ginger tea
I know what your thinking. It doesn’t sound magical and everyone knows ginger helps with nausea, but this tea brought Mike back from the brink of death, figuratively speaking of course.
Mike’s the reason I first brewed this tea. Last spring Mike and I were headed to bed on a Sunday night after a busy weekend. We were laying in bed watching Netflix when he said he didn’t feel well. He got up and went into the bathroom and very literally became violently ill. Keep in mind that I puke all the time when I am pregnant, so I’m used to it and I don’t get phased when the kids puke. I have never heard anything like that. It sounded painful and went on for what felt like an eternity. When he came out of the bathroom he said that I had a horrified look on my face, which is understandable since the sound coming out of the bathroom was horrifying!
That night he hardly slept because his stomach felt terrible and he ended up puking several more times. The next day he stayed home from work, because he felt and looked like death. I decided I needed to do something to help him and thought ginger ale would be good. Then I remembered that we had some ginger root in our freezer and thought maybe I could use that to make him some tea. I just made it up as I went and since I don’t like tea tasting it gave me no indication of whether it was drinkable. I crossed my fingers and took it to him.
He took the first sip and said it tasted really good! I left him to finish the cup of tea, while I went back to keeping the kids out of trouble. When I went back up about an hour later he said it was amazing how much better he felt. I asked if he would like another cup of tea and he did, so I made more and after the second cup his stomach felt totally back to normal. He didn’t have an appetite yet, but he also no longer felt like he was going to puke up his insides.
Here is the recipe for the magical ginger tea:
1 inch piece of ginger root peeled
10 0z water
1 1/2 TBSP honey
English breakfast tea
In a sauce pan place water and ginger root. Heat until boiling. Remove from heat and let stand 10 minutes. Strain ginger water to remove any pieces of root. In mug add honey and then pour in ginger water. Add tea bag and let steep for 5-10 minutes. Remove tea bag and enjoy.
Note: The same piece of ginger root can be used one more time to make ginger tea, but after second use discard and use a fresh piece.
The next time you have an upset stomach, nausea or stomach virus try brewing this tea and experience the magical healing powers. One cup will make you a believer!