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Recipe: Anti-Nausea Tea

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When I became pregnant with my first child, I was constantly on the edge of throwing up, and did-- frequently. For many of us facing morning sickness, and even more facing illness, nausea can be debilitating. But rather than just accept the bathroom as your new hangout spot, try out this ginger peppermint tea to calm your tummy and put you back on track.

How much ginger and peppermint you put in your tea is really a matter of taste and how well you feel. Ginger in particular has a strong taste in large amounts, and peppermint, while a favorite flavor of mine and a staple of my herb garden, is an off putting taste to some. But in general, you'll want about a 1-inch length of ginger and about 3-5 sprigs of peppermint for a good, strong tea.

In a saucepan, boil 4 cups of water. While it boils, grate the ginger and finely chop the peppermint. Once the water if boiling, add the two and let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes. Strain the tea, and sweeten with honey or your favorite sweetener. If you use a teapot instead, steep the chopped ingredients for a minimum of 5 minutes.

Not quite your style? You can take a look at the very similar 'Sick Day Tea' below-- all of the sickness fighting, none of the mint!

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Sick Day Tea: