Ginger is a common spice used in a variety of recipes and beverages. This root contains a number of health benefits that make it great in hot tea or tisane (medicinal beverage). On its own, ginger has a number of great qualities, such as antioxidants, anti-nausea elements, anti-inflammatory agents, and elements that may even prevent cancer. RELATED: Health benefits of drinking ginger tea

For a traditional cup of ginger tea, try steeping a fresh piece of ginger root in water. If you’d like to detox your body during a cold, opting for a mixture of ginger, turmeric, and honey to ease your symptoms. You can also detox by opting for a cup of ginger tea with honey and lemon instead. In a matter of minutes, you’ll be ready to reap the benefits of a delicious cup of ginger tea! Below are three different ways of making ginger tea.

First Method:

Step one: Scrub and cut a piece of ginger root. Take a section of ginger root and peel away the outer layer with a vegetable peeler. Next, use a small knife to cut away a 1inch (2.5 cm) cube of fresh ginger. You’re only making 1 cup of tea with this recipe, so you don’t need to include a lot of the actual root.

Step two: Add ginger and water to a small saucepan. Set a saucepan on the stovetop to boil the water and pour 2 cups (470 mL) of water into the pot. Continue by adding the chunk of ginger to the water, and turning the stovetop burner to the highest setting. Make sure that the piece of ginger is fully immersed in the water before you continue.

Step three:  Wait for the water to boil and then lower the heat setting. Stay by the saucepan for several minutes until the water and ginger mixture begins to boil. Remove the lid from the saucepan and adjust the burner heat to the lowest setting. Since the tea is brewing now, aim to apply a slow, steady amount of heat to the mixture.

Step four: Strain the ginger and water into a cup after 10 minutes. Turn off the stovetop and pour the tea over a small, metal strainer. Hold the strainer over a mug as you pour, separating the chunk of ginger from the rest of the tea. To sweeten the drink, mix in 1 to 2 tablespoons (15 to 30 mL) of honey into the mug.

Method Two:

Brewing Turmeric-Ginger Tea: Boil 2 cups (470 mL) of water in a small pot, throw in equal amounts of ground ginger and turmeric, lower the heat and let the mixture steep for 10 minutes. Strain the tea into a mug and add any extra ingredients.

Method three:

Steeping Ginger Tea with Honey and Lemon: Boil enough water to fill a 12  fl oz (350 mL) mug of tea. Spoon some ginger, lemon, cayenne, and turmeric into the mug. Pour in the water and let the ingredients brew for 5 minutes