1 1-inch piece fresh ginger root, scrubbed
2 cups filtered water
1 teaspoon dried oregano and/or rosemary, optional
1 to 2 tablespoons honey, to taste
Slice piece of ginger root thinly on a sharp diagonal, making about 4 or 5 slices total.
Combine ginger and water (and optional dried herbs) in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce to a simmer and cook, partially covered, until mixture is a dark color and smells strongly of ginger, about 10 to 15 minutes total.
Strain mixture into a mug. Stir in honey to taste and enjoy.
(You may also make this in larger quantities and store, covered, in the fridge for a few days. Enjoy chilled or gently reheated.)