A Haitian Treasure Tea: Ginger/Gingembre

I’ve been craving ginger tea like crazy these past few weeks. I think it’s because it’s getting super chilly here in New York. In my Acupuncture program, we were taught that ginger root, Gan Jiang in Chinese, warms the interior” since it’s a heating herb. There’s so much evidence-based clinical research out there, which details the amazing health benefits of ginger. Ginger is amazing for fighting colds and flus, it’s super effective for treating digestive upset (especially nausea), it readily reduces pain and inflammation, and so much more.
Ginger is called "Gingembre" in Haitian Kreyol, and is often consumed in a delicious tea in combination with other herbs. I wanted to share with you a delicious formula that I've been working with this season. This tea is packed with anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and immune-boosting constituents. I've talked about several of these healing ingredients on my blog before, so I'll link them below!

How to Prepare:

What you'll need
- few slices of ginger
- 1 stick of cinnamon
- 1 Star of anise
- 1 teaspoon of honey 
- 1 cup of water

Place the ginger, cinnamon, and anise in 1 cup of water.
Bring to a boil.
Add in honey to taste.
Let it cool, then enjoy!

It comes out a little spicy and sweet, just how I like it.

Come learn about herbs and formulas like this at my December 17th herbal medicine making workshop in Brooklyn, NY. Here is the link to learn more and RSVP. [Update: As of 1 pm, December 12th, this event is SOLD OUT].

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Wishing you the best :)

In health,
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The "Haitian Treasures" series explores the magnificent benefits and uses of Haiti's natural resources, which I call "Haitian Treasures" because they are truly national gems.  Naïka in Balance is the premiere source for information on healing herbs used by Haitians. In this series, I explore the tie between Haiti's natural resources and natural, traditional, and holistic healing.

Learn about other Haitian Treasures explored on this blog here!

The two most popular Haitian Treasures on this blog are:

Castor oil/l'huile palma christi
Wonder of the world plant/fey lougawou

Naika, the writer of this blog, has a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a Masters of Science in Acupuncture as of June 2017. Please do not take the information presented on this blog, as medical advice, without consulting your certified health care practitioner. Knowledge is power and your health is your wealth!