Nam Khing (Hot Ginger Tea)

Ginger has a calming and soothing flavour with a touch of a bite to it that helps to keep you alert and calm. Ginger is commonly used to help an upset stomach, motion or travel sickness or general low-grade fevers. It is also excellent for nausea and for warming you up when you feel cold (it stimulates cold hands and feet), and is esteemed as a "heating herb". Ginger is reputed to help ward off colds or improve your recovery time.

  • 4 cups of water
  • 2-inch fresh ginger piece
  • lemon slice and honey (optional)

  • First, peel and slice the ginger root.
  • Put the water in a saucepan and bring it to boil.
  • Add the slices of ginger into the boiling water.
  • Reduce the heat, cover the saucepan, and let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Strain the liquid out, and add lemon and honey to taste.