Health and Wellness

Natural Home Remedy: Salabat or Ginger Tea Recipe

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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.

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  1. Very freshly made compared to salabat powder. My mom made the same for me before, but haven't done this for myself. I have to try it soon.. thanks for sharing. :-)

  2. I've never tried to make my own ginger tea or salabat. Good resource here :)


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