4-6 tablespoons freshly grated gingerroot

1-2 lemons

Honey to taste

Combine the ginger with 1 quart cold water in a saucepan.  Cover the pan tightly and bring just to a boil.  Remove from the heat and let steep 10 to 15 minutes.  While the ginger is steeping, squeeze the juice from one or two lemons.  Strain the ginger from the tea, if you like, and then stir in the lemon juice and honey to taste for the finishing.

To use:   Drink warm or hot.

This is a herbal remedy for cramps, colds, congestion and fevers.  You can use bottled lemon juice, but in the bottling process much of what’s good about lemons has been cooked out.  Fresh lemons are the way to go.

This recipe is from Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal herbs.