Considered as one of the oldest medicinal drinks, ginger tea has been widely known due to the numerous health benefits it can offer the body. Tea made from ginger contains high levels of vitamin C and amino acids. It addition to this, it also has various trace elements such as calcium, phosphorus, zinc, and sodium.
Below are some known reasons why we should always consume ginger tea.
Helps Support Immunity
A cup of ginger may simply help boost our immune system. It has been found to possess antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral effects. These make it a perfect remedy for supporting a healthy immune system.
A Natural Pain Reliever
A body of scientific evidence has proven ginger’s anti-inflammatory properties. Researchers have found that it can help provide relive from osteoarthritis of the knee and alleviate sore muscles, menstrual cramps, headaches, and other types of pain.
Helps Maintain Heart Health
Ginger consumption has been found to have protective effects against various heart problems. It can help in lowering blood pressure, improving blood circulation, preventing heart attacks, relieving heartburn, preventing blood clots, and lowering cholesterol levels.
May Soothe An Upset Stomach
Ginger has been known to have stomach-calming benefits. Research has shown that ginger can help settle the stomach under a variety of circumstances, ranging from being sick to being pregnant.
Weight And Blood Sugar Control
Drinking hot ginger tea (in this case, the ginger powder is dissolved in hot water) can help increase feelings of fullness and reduce hunger, according to a 2012 study from Columbia University.
In some research, ginger was found to be able to help improve blood sugar control, reduce A1C, insulin, and triglycerides among people with type 2 diabetes.
How To Make Ginger Tea
Enjoy a cup of ginger tea by taking a piece of fresh, whole, unpeeled ginger root and grating 1 heaping teaspoon. Simply stir the ginger into a cup of boiling water and let steep for 2 minutes. Let the ginger settle at the bottom of the cup and then let the tea cool for 2 minutes. Drink the tea and enjoy its positive effects on the body.
Aside from this, we can also make good homemade ginger tea by following the steps below.
- 1 fresh ginger root
- ½ lemon, juiced
- 2 cups of filtered water
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
Peel the ginger root with a peeler and then slice it thin. Bring the water to a boil, add ginger, and turn off the heat. Let it steep for 10 minutes. Add fresh lemon juice and raw honey. Stir and enjoy.