Salabat is a traditional Filipino tea made with fresh ginger. The spicy heat of the ginger soothes the sore throat and provides comfort especially during cold and flu seasons.
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In light of what’s happening in this world, I thought it would be very beneficial to share this heartwarming Salabat Tea, also known as Ginger Turmeric Tea.
Growing up, whenever I felt like I was coming down with a cold, sore throat, or flu, my grandma always made me Salabat Tea. It was very comforting and I always felt better after.
In fact, I remember my grandma telling me stories of how the ginger tea helped heal people overnight! Not entirely sure how true that is, but it’s nice to know! 😀
So I decided to do some research and share with you what the internet says about salabat and the important 2 ingredients of the recipe: Ginger & Turmeric
Benefits of drinking Salabat
- Ginger helps your body absorb Turmeric for maximum absorption
- Has anti-inflammatory effects
- Helps improve your respiratory system
- Improves blood circulation in the body
- Improves your immune system
- Helps relieve menstrual cramps
Benefits of Ginger
- Helps ease colds or flu
- Lowers risk of cancer
- Relieves gastric pain
- Helps cure nausea
- Helps lower cholesterol levels
Benefits of Turmeric
- Contains powerful medicinal properties
- Strongly anti-inflammatory
- Improves Brain Function
- Lowers the risk of heart disease
- Helps prevent cancer
Tips on How to Make Salabat:
- If you don’t have honey at home, you can use coconut sugar or brown sugar to sweeten the salabat
- Some do not have easy access to fresh ginger or turmeric so feel free to use the powdered ginger and turmeric
- For a stronger ginger and turmeric flavor, steep them for a longer time
How to Make Salabat:
These are the ingredients that you will need:
- ginger root
- fresh turmeric root
- cinnamon powder
In a pot over high heat, bring to a boil 5 cups of water:
In a mortar and pestle, smash ginger and turmeric:
Then add it to the boiling water and cook for 5-7 minutes:
This is how the salabat will look like after boiling it:
Next, strain and transfer to a teapot or your preferred container. Also, feel free to not strain and directly transfer to your choice of container. Salabat is best served hot.
Frequently Asked Questions for the Salabat Recipe:
Q: Is salabat good for the voice?
A: Salabat is very soothing to the throat so if ever you have a sore throat, this is a very good beverage to have.
Q: Can ginger cure a cough?
A: Ginger is known to soothe dry cough so drinking this ginger tea or salabat is a great homemade remedy.
Q: Can I drink salabat on an empty stomach?
A: It is best to drink salabat after you have eaten something since ginger has a slightly spicy kick and it might cause irritations if you drink it on an empty stomach.
More Heartwarming Beverages:
Ginger Turmeric Salabat Tea
- 5 cups water
- 2 gingers each that are 1-inch long peeled
- ¼ inch fresh turmeric
- 2 tablespoon honey
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder
- In a pot over high heat, bring to a boil 5 cups of water.
- In a mortar and pestle, smash ginger and turmeric, then add it to the boiling water and cook for 5-7 minutes.
- Next, strain and transfer to a teapot or your preferred container. Also, feel free to not strain and directly transfer to your choice of container.
- Best served hot.
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