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Recipes for CLL Patients: Ginger Herbal Tea
Posted: Apr 24, 2023
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CLL patients may experience nausea as a side effect of certain medicines like venetoclax (venclexta). Apart from consulting with their CLL specialist to review side-effect solutions for nausea, eating ginger has been shown to help reduce nausea. CLL patients may try ways to include more ginger in their meals through recipes, eating ginger chews, or drinking herbal ginger tea like the recipe below. Ginger tea does come in tea packets, however, the following root tea recipe using fresh ginger is an option if desired. 

Ginger Tea

Total time: 25 min (Prep 5 min, cook 20 min) 


  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger root (about 2 inches)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime or lemon juice (juice of 1/2 lime or lemon), optional
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons honey, to taste


  1. Prepare the fresh ginger by peeling it and slicing it thinly to maximize the surface area. This will help increase the flavor of the tea 
  2. In a 1 1/4-quart pot, add the water and ginger. Bring to a boil for at least 10 minutes. For a stronger tea, allow to boil for 20 minutes or more, and use more slices of ginger
  3. Remove it from the heat, strain, and add the lime juice (optional) and honey to taste

Nutritional Information per Serving 

Makes 2 servings | Calories 42 | Fat 0g | Carbs 11g (if adding honey) | Protein 0g

Source: The Spruce Eats

The author Megan Heaps

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Megan Heaps

Megan joined HealthTree as a Community Coordinator for CLL in 2022. She is the daughter of a blood cancer patient and has found a passion for helping support patients and caregivers to advance research for their cure and improve their quality of life. In her spare time, she loves to be around family, sew, and cook. 

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