Ginger is really an amazing spice. It’s both refreshing and warm, and it has a wide range of health benefits. Today, we’re going to explore how to use fresh ginger if you have a cold. After all, it’s the cold and flu season, and ginger is a great complement to your current approach to health and wellness.

You can think of fresh ginger as a healing fire for you and your body. The pungency and heat of fresh ginger can help to warm you up from the inside out. And it can also help to eliminate thick congestion because it works to liquefies excess mucus in the body.

This goes for both your throat and nasal passages. So, when mucus coats the back of your sore throat, and you find it difficult to clear. Ginger can help “burn” it away, along with the dead bacteria collected in it.

And not only does ginger burn away congestion and relieve sore throats, but it also brings clarity and lightness to how you think and feel. You probably hate feeling tired, groggy and plugged up – both literally and figuratively. And with fresh ginger, you start to feel invigorated and alert again.

To try fresh ginger tea, here’s what you do. Take a 1-inch piece of fresh ginger root, and gently scrub it clean. Then, slice it into four or five slices, before adding it to small pot with two cups of water. Bring this to a boil, before reducing the heat and letting it simmer for about 10 minutes.

After you strain the tea, you can add some fresh honey and enjoy this warm elixir. It’s as easy as that!

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