Ginger, Scallion Root Tea
15 mins (prep 5, cooking 10)
5 ingredients
2 servings
This is a curative formula traditionally used in Chinese households as a specific remedy for curing colds, flu, and other bronchial ailments of the "cold" type.(This phrase denotes those bronchial ailments accompanied by chills rather than fever. Since the tea is a warming yang formula, it should not be used for colds accompanied by fever.) It is also an effective therapy for "stomach colds" accompanied by diarrhea, for nausea and motion sickness, and for chronically cold hands and feet. Adapted from A Spoonful of Ginger: Irresistible Health-Giving Recipes from Asian Kitchens by Nina Simonds.

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  • 6 -8 slices fresh ginger (about the size of a thin quarter,with peel, smashed lightly with the side of a knife)
  • 6 -8 scallions, white part only
  • 2 -3 teaspoons maple syrup, according to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups mineral water


Serving Size (9.55 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 15.16 Calories from Fat 0.54
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.06g 0.18%
Saturated Fat 0.01g 0.06%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 4.2mg 0.35%
Total Carbohydrate 3.75g 2.5%
Dietary Fiber 0.09 g 0.72%
Sugars 3.38 g %
Protein 0.07g 0.27%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 5.03mg% Iron 0.02mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fresh ginger, mineral water