Got sick last night, and all I wanted was to drink this homemade concoction. i first made it last year when dear friend A caught a cold. It tastes mildly sweet, spicy and fruity. Here is the recipe.
get-better ginger tonic
6 cups of filtered water, 1 section of the ginger root (4″x 2″), 1 organic orange, 1 organic apple, 2 tablespoon of honey
Skin the ginger root and slice into thin pieces, and boil with the filtered water in a pot. Wash the orange and apple well. Skin the orange, slice 1/2 of the orange skin into thin strips, and add into the pot to boil. Cut the apple and the orange flesh into cubes. once the mixture boils, add the honey and the fruit cubes into the pot. Turn the heat down to med-low, let simmer for 15 min. Voila~
you can adjust the sweetness and how spicy the tonic by adding more or less of the ginger and honey. FYI, ginger is very crucial to the effectiveness of this tonic, so I tend to add more not less.
as I was typing, I finished a mug of the tonic, and my headache seems to disappear.