Natural Home Remedy: Salabat or Ginger Tea Recipe

My dad loves ginger tea as much as he loves coffee. Salabat as what Filipinos call it, is traditionally served in the colder or rainy seasons. 

I remember when I was younger, my dad used to serve me ginger tea from fresh extracted ginger whenever I have a raucous voice. Fact of the matter is I never liked the taste of it but I had no choice even it used to made me gag, my dad was very traditional in so many ways. Amazingly, it effectively helped cure my sore throat. 

Aside from treating a cough, do you know that Salabat is also known to stop diarrhea, relieve dizziness and headaches? One time I feel dizzy due to my astigmatism, my mom made me a cup of salabat. Then, after few hours of rest the headache was gone. As much as possible, I don't take pain relievers when headache strikes. I don't want to become dependent to pain relievers as I always experience head aches, that what makes me appreciate ginger so much. 

Here is a recipe we always do in making Salabat or Ginger Tea:

What you need:
1 thumb-sized piece of ginger
1 Turmeric about half the size of your ginger
juice of 1 calamansi

Clean turmeric and ginger. Cut into very thin slices and place in a mug. Add boiling water and let steep for 15-20 minutes. Add calamansi juice and 1 teaspoon of honey. Take in sips. Take two to three cups a day.