Whenever I would tell my grandmother that I was feeling queasy, she would do two things: she would tie a thin string around my thumb and prick it at the top, and then she would proceed to spoon-feed me ladles of ginger tea. This ritual always made me feel better.
And it makes sense why: ginger is known to alleviate nausea and improve digestion, and to fight inflammation. As for the string around my thumb—I’m still not sure if that actually helped—but my grandmother swears by it. And of course, to soften the ginger taste, I recommend adding honey
or your favorite sweetener to balance out the tangy taste of this magical root.
10 grams (about 1 tablespoon or scoop) collagen powder
1 (2-inch) piece fresh organic ginger
11/2 to 2 cups water
Juice of 2 lemons
1 to 2 tablespoons yuzu honey, or your favorite sweetener
Peel and slice the ginger.
Boil the ginger in the water for at least 10 minutes.
Add the lemon juice. Remove from the heat and add the yuzu honey to taste.