Ginger is an aromatic spicy root that is considered as the most ancient universal medicine. As the Indian proverb says “everything good is found in ginger.”
A hot cup of ginger tea brings with it a host of powerful health benefits. It has high levels of amino acids, vitamin C, calcium, sodium, phosphorus, and zinc. Also, researchers have found that it contains gingerols and shogaols, the active volatile oils and pungent compounds responsible for the ginger’s powerful healing benefits.
How To Make A Healthy Ginger Tea
4 to 6 thin slices of raw ginger
1½ to 2 cups of filtered water
A little lemon juice
1 to 2 tablespoons of raw honey
Bring 1 ½ cups of filtered water to a boil and add the ginger slices. Put a lid on and allow the tea to simmer for 10 minutes. Strain the tea and squeeze in a little lemon and add raw honey to taste. Stir and enjoy your hot ginger tea.
But if you want to make 1 quart of ginger tea all you have to do is place an unpeeled and chopped 2-inch piece of garlic in a 2 to 3-quart pot with one quart of purified water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and allow the tea to simmer for 15 minutes. Strain the tea and store in a thermos bottle or glass jar.
Here’s why you should have this soothing beverage.
Consuming a cup of ginger tea before you travel can greatly help you prevent nausea and vomiting.
Cold And Flu Relief
Ginger tea keeps your body warm during cold weather. It promotes sweating and warms the body for the inside thereby making in a soothing natural remedy for cold or flu.
Reduces Arthritic Inflammation
Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, people with arthritis and joint pain can benefit from consuming ginger tea every day.
Relieve Menstrual Discomfort
Ginger tea can rescue you from the pain caused by menstrual cramps. Along with drinking a cup of ginger tea with honey, you also need to soak a towel in warm ginger tea and apply it to your lower abdomen.
Ginger contains phenolic compounds that help relieve gastrointestinal (GI) irritation, stimulate saliva and bile production, and suppress gastric contractions as food and fluids move through the GI tract.
Many studies have shown that ginger has anticancer benefits. The extract, as well as the tea, were found to have growth-inhibiting and death-inductor effects on prostate cancer cells.
Improve Blood Circulation
Ginger is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that improve blood circulation and prevent fat from depositing the arteries, thus lowering your risk of cardiovascular problems.
Ginger contains high levels of antioxidants which help strengthen the immune system. Numerous researches have proven the effectiveness of ginger when it comes to lowering cholesterol levels and preventing stroke as well as cancer.