great for colds, I have been using variations of this ever since I lived with an indian family in Toronto.
I posted this because I have on heck of a cold right now and am living on it
To make a tea, add 1 heaping teaspoon of grated fresh gingerroot to 1 cup of boiled water. Allow to steep for 10 minutes.
If you use dried ginger powder use 1/3 to 1/2 teaspoon of powdered ginger per cup. add to the hot water and stir
everyone love ginger :D teehee
We make this tea at home in Puerto Rico to drink some nights. Its great for your a cold or just instead of regular tea. We make it different with milk instead of water and a bit of sugar and a drop of butter on the top. Steaming milk and ginger is delicious. Try it next time but boil the ginger in a bit of water first and strain then put back on the stove. Then you add the milk. Watch out cause if you dont do it right the milk will curdle on you.