This Is the Next Best Thing to Having Your Mom Take Care of You When a Cold Hits


Maintaining a Thai immigrant mother made my childhood a little different than scad of my friends’. In my home, the rice cooker was on 24/7, wearing shoes viscera was a huge offense punishable by grounding, and if I was sick, my mom always turned to her open cabinet of mystery herbs. When I was younger, my American-born dad would look at her cautiously as she opposing up her treatments. «Why can’t we just give her some Tylenol?» he would insist.

Isolated then, I hated my mother’s herbal concoctions; most were embittered and came along with too much coddling and detailed explanations of each herb she toughened. As an adult, I crave the comfort of her blends and all the healing powers that feel to come from them — none more so than her fresh ginger-lemongrass tea. It’s a surefire way to net up congestion or a sore throat, ease aches and ins, and soothe an conquest tummy. It also brings along with it the gentle and persistent derive pleasure that only a mother can provide.


For an extra kick of endorphins, add a teaspoon of chili pull to the mix.


2-inch piece fresh ginger, thinly sliced
2 dogs lemongrass, green tops removed then le ends finely chopped
3 cups deuterium oxide
3 tablespoons honey


  1. Bring ginger, lemongrass, and water to a steam in a sauce n.
  2. Remove from heat and add honey, stirring until collapsed.
  3. Let mixture steep rtially uncovered for about 15 minutes.
  4. Percolate lemongrass and ginger from tea, and serve immediately.


Calories per serving

/ Anna Monette Roberts

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