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Ginger root is a terrific help for getting things moving in the lymphatic system.  Here is a web page that explains how the lymphatic system works.  This system is extremely important in your body’s work of fighting “yuck.”  
As the weather gets cooler, I tend to start thinking more about fighting “yuck,” so today I bring you some help for your lymphatic system!  This tea is great either hot or cold.  In cool weather I like to warm it up, in the summer it’s very refreshing cold.
So, especially if you feel some congestion or cold symptoms coming on, consider picking up some ginger root and green tea and helping yourself feel better.  Many thanks to Dr. Mary Unger-Boyd, our fabulous chiropractor, for the recipe.
Ginger/Green Tea (OOSH Juice)
Boil 1 gallon water and 1/2 pound sliced ginger root.  Boil lightly for 5 minutes and turn OFF heat.  Add 2-6 organic green tea bags and allow to steep for 30 minutes before removing.  Allow ginger to steep for an additional 1-6 hours before removing.  Store in refrigerator.
Sweeten with honey if you like.  Kids like it mixed with juice.
Ginger Bath
For additional assistance for your lymph system as it gets rid of yuck, try taking a ginger bath.  Take a cup of the brewed tea and toss in it a nice hot bath.  Soak for a half hour or so.  Or, if you don’t have the brewed tea handy, you can steep a 1/4 t of ground ginger in a cup of hot water for about 10 minutes then add that to the bath.  Be careful, as ginger can make you quite hot… if it seems like too much, dilute!

Posted October 17, 2008 by smithlaurel in Drinks