Fresh Ginger Brew

Homemade fresh ginger brew is a multipurpose delicious drink, with many health benefits. This  recipe provides a tea that is good tasting and good for you. You can adjust the strength of the brew by adding more water. It can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator. Serve hot, warm, or cold, you can enjoy the taste with health benefits.

Ginger is known for its medicinal properties, including the following:

  • It is good for digestion and motion sickness.
  • It improves circulation and warms the extremities.
  • It partners well with lemon to provide natural antibiotic, blood-cleansing activity.
  • It is ideal as a healing herb to add to your daily regimen for health maintenance. There are many ways to add ginger, for example, fresh juices, stir-fries, salads, soups, baked breads, cakes, and cookies.

A good base when cooking plant-based meals is to use a combination of onion, garlic, bell pepper, and fresh ginger. This gives soups, stews, and sauces a heartier flavor.

This tea is good to have on hand and stores for days in the refrigerator.


2 large fresh ginger roots, washed and ground or grated (about 2 cups)

6 oz. of honey

1 gallon of water

½ cup of lemon juice

½ cup of pineapple or pear juice (optional)


You can replace honey with a sweetener with a lower glycemic, for example, agave nectar

-Sparkling: Mix 2 parts tea and 1 part sparkling water

-Add more/less honey or lemon


In a stockpot, heat water. Before water boils, add ginger.

Let simmer for 10 to 20 minutes.

Remove from heat.

Skim the ginger from the top.

Pour remaining liquid through a strainer to remove all solids.

Let cool to drinking temperature (but do not refrigerate).

Add lemon juice and honey. Mix well.

Store in a sealed container. Chill.

Serves 20.


  • Improves digestion.
  • Eliminates nausea.
  • Drink as a winter tonic to warm cold hands and feet!

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