The power of ginger


Winter finally arrived, at least on the east coast and didn’t forget to come with the flu.

Here is a trick to fight fever, runny noses and stomach aches.

Ginger (as well as garlic) are the first natural antibiotics, the only differences you have with the antibiotics you get at Duane Reade are that it doesn’t require a prescription, there are no restriction, it is very easy and cheap to find and prepare!

 Here are the instructions:

–          Take the equivalent of a square inch of fresh ginger

–          Peel the skin off

–          Put the piece of ginger in a small saucepan, and fill it with water

–          Let the water with the ginger boil on high heat

–          When the water boils, count between 4 to 8 minutes depending how strong you like the ginger taste to be

–          Then pour the water in a mug (like a tea,) add some lemon juice and a tsp. of honey




You can drink this three times a day.

It works well when the flu catches you or even before if you feel drowsy or tired.

Better safe than sorry!


About Eléonor Picciotto

I was born and raised in Paris for the first 17 years of my life. Then I decided to move to the U.S in order to study Journalism at Boston University from where I graduated in January 2011. I now live in New York City, try to pursue as much as I can some of my passions such as writing, cooking, traveling, photograph-ing... On December 6th, my cookbook "French Cuisine for the Young and Broke" was launched, I hope you will appreciate it as much as I do. In meantime and the future, this blog is a great tool for kitchen tips, lifestyle tricks, recipes, city guides, press articles ... and many other cool stuff! E.

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