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"Shogayu" Effective Japanese Ginger Tea to Overcome Colds

Colds and cough make the body limp. Try to overcome it with a mixture of fresh ginger and delicious Japanese tea. Besides being delicious, you can also overcome colds.

Shogayu, or Japanese-style ginger tea is delicious to be enjoyed warmly. Mix of fresh ginger, fresh orange juice and honey. Apart from that the ingredients are also nutritious so it is nutritious for the body.

The word shogay means 'hot ginger water' or ginger drink made from fresh ginger which is shredded and poured boiling water. Ginger is a spice rhizome which has always been believed to be a medicine by many Asians.

Therefore consuming shogayu not only to warm the body in winter, the Japanese also use it as a cold medicine. This is because ginger contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant substances that can strengthen the immune system.

Ingredients for making "Shogayu" Japanese Ginger Tea


The ingredients are easy to get, namely fresh ginger, lemon and honey. For fresh ginger you should choose ginger with a fairly old tuber, hard and slightly dark brown color. This is to get a strong spicy and warm taste. If you want to be stronger, you can use the type of red ginger.

For oranges, lemon is usually used. For one cup of shogayu, 1/4 lemon is used. You can add a little grated lemon peel so that the aroma is fresher. Can also be used lime or orange navel.

The last ingredient that must be prepared is honey. The sweet sweet taste of honey will balance the spicy ginger and tamarind flavors. In addition honey also has to reduce cough. Therefore choose original honey to get its healthy properties.

How to make "Shogayu" Japanese Ginger Tea


Care to mix shogayu is quite easy. Prepare ginger that has been washed and peeled about 3-4 cm. Grate with a clean grater. If there is no grater can be chopped fine. Enter into a teapot whose volume is around 400 ml.

Pour boiling water and let stand for at least 5 minutes. The longer it is left feeling the ginger will get stronger. Then pour into a cup, add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of honey. The amount of honey and orange juice can be adjusted according to taste. Let stand for a while until warm. Then drink ginger tea while still warm.

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