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Ginger helps nausea

October 12, 2015

gingerI’ve got a boy down sick today, so I thought I’d mention: ginger helps nausea. It’s often like magic. You can take it in pill form, of course, but I find that fresh ginger tea or ginger soda works best.  Ginger, when uncut and in its skin, keeps for a couple to a few weeks, so it’s good to keep around.

Ginger Tea


  1. Boil a cup or two of water,
  2. shred about a tablespoon or two of ginger into it (doesn’t even need to be peeled!), and
  3. let steep for 3-6 minutes.
  4. Filter,
  5. add sugar or honey,
  6. and drink.

Ginger Soda

First you’ll make a ginger syrup.

  1. Put 1/2 cup sugar in a saucepan with about 1/4 – 1/2 cup water.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons shredded or diced ginger, peeled.
  3. Heat on medium high until sugar is dissolved.
  4. Let it cook at a light boil for, oh, 5-10 minutes. Just don’t let the syrup get so thick it won’t flow.

Then add it to carbonated water, to taste.  This much syrup might make 2-3 cups soda.

On the carbonated water: We have a soda stream at home, but you can buy seltzer.

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