Topic: GINGER TEA
As a professional singer I understand that no matter how well I try to take care of my voice, there will come a time after performing night after night when it will begin to feel a bit hoarse, or in an extreme instance... sore. We are human after all...
My friend PAUL RODGERS ( FREE, BAD COMPANY, QUEEN) turned me on to one of his personal remedies....Ginger Tea.
I have tried many things over the years, but NOTHING opens my sinuses, and soothes my throat like this concoction!
Ginger tea has a spicy, invigorating taste. It's used as a home remedy for indigestion, nausea, and to ward off colds, flu, and sore throats.
Ginger tea is very easy to make. Here is a recipe for you to try.
½ Gallon Water
5x 2-inch pieces of fresh ginger root
Peel the ginger root and slice it into thin slices. Bring the water to a boil in a pot. Once it is boiling, add the ginger. Cover it and reduce to a simmer for 2 -3hours. Keep adding water as it evaporates. Strain the tea.
Note: Keep in mind that if you are making ginger tea as a home remedy during cold and flu season, sweeteners are not recommended.
It may take you awhile to get used to the strength. It is VERY spicy!
Also, if your voice is sore..get rest, and DRINK LOT'S OF WATER!