I’ve seen a couple different drinks for cough relief, like turmeric tea or “golden milk”, but this is what my grandma showed my mom and my mom showed me.
I think it started out as JUST ginger and milk (traditional ginger tea), that’s why we call it Jengibre (Ginger), but it’s become a lot more powerful since then! I had a pretty nasty sounding cough last Sunday, and it went away before I even finished the cup! It came back in the morning when I woke up, and then after one more cup it went away for good! k here it is:
- A chunk of ginger (should have included a picture… It’s about a quarter of the palm of my hand?)
- 3 stars of anise
- 3 or 4 cinnamon chips (or 2 sticks)
- 1 ½ tsp Holy Basil
- 1 ½ tsp Nettle leaf
- 1 tsp Hyssop herb
- 1 tsp Honey
- 5 or 7 Cloves (I like it spicy… My sister only adds like 3)
- a pinch of Turmeric
- 1 cup Milk
- ¼ cup water
INSTRUCTIONS: (its not word for word as the picture because I wrote it in my book as I was making it and I had to pay attention to the stove!)
- Crush the cinnamon, anise, and cloves together, then set aside. - Peel the ginger, cut it into small pieces. - Start boiling the ¼ cup of water, then add the ginger as it starts to boil. Press on the ginger to get the juices out! - Combine leaf ingredients together, put them in a tea bag or small tea infuser - After about a minute or two, add the cinnamon, anise, and cloves. Stir. - After a minute or two after that, add the teabag/infuser with the herbs. If you’re using a tea bag, press down on it occasionally for potency. - It should be hella boiling now and it looks pretty cool. Add the milk, and stir. At this point, you can add more cinnamon, cloves, or ginger to taste. - Add the turmeric. - When the milk is hot, take it off the heat. Put a sifter over a cup and pour everything in. Squeeze the tea bag to get all the liquid out. Then discard everything except for the liquid in the cup. - add honey or brown sugar to your liking! Honey will help with the cough, but I like it pretty sweet so I add both!