Why You Should Drink Ginger Tea

To make a good ginger tea, all you need is fresh ginger and filtered water. The rest of the ingredients are optional, but it might taste better with a little honey in it, as well a splash of fresh lemon juice. Chamomile flowers, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, or an Echinacea tincture can be also be added to the tea but are optional. Don’t add everything at the same time — try different combinations.

You’ll also need a grater or zester, as well as a kettle or a saucepan to boil the water and something to strain the tea if you are not using a teapot that has one in it. I like to grate my ginger instead of slicing it because it releases more aroma and flavors. I don’t juice my ginger; I keep it simple.

Ginger is an extremely beneficial root

Ginger is very beneficial to your health with potent antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-parasitic properties.  It can reduce eosinophil count in many that just consume ginger.

It is a rich source of numerous nutrients, including vitamin C, magnesium, and many minerals.

It strengthens the immune system, treats pain, helps digestion, treats heart diseases, and asthma. It is also a popular natural remedy for cleansing the liver and treating infections.

The consumption of ginger tea fights common colds and the flu more effectively than conventional medicines.

The Benefits of Drinking Ginger Tea

This healthy drink provides many other health benefits, including:

  • Help the body absorb nutrients
  • Help alleviate the stomach pain
  • Help with irritable bowl syndrome
  • Help with weight loss
  • Help fight cancer
  • Help manage glucose levels
  • Improve circulation
  • Improve the food digestion
  • Increases the production of gastric juice
  • Protect against Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Open inflamed airways
  • Reduce arthritic inflammation
  • Relieve menstrual discomfort
  • Relieve stress
  • Stimulate appetite

Drinking Ginger Tea During Pregnancy

Herbal teas hydrate, provide easily assimilated nutrients and feed the body during pregnancy. They are also packed with antioxidants and vitamin C which helps lower your anxiety and stress levels. Various types of herbal teas can also reduce morning sickness symptoms and even prepare the uterus for labour! Ginger tea is the best tea to drink during pregnancy specifically because it can help with morning sickness.

How to Make Ginger Tea

Ingredients:

  • ¼ teaspoon of ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground turmeric
  • Coconut milk
  •  A cup of water
  • Organic honey (optional)

Instructions:

Peel the ginger root with a peeler or with the back of a spoon.

Grate the ginger with a grater/zester. If you slice it, slice it thin and use more.

Infuse the ginger; if you add cinnamon, mint, camomile or cayenne, add it here.

 If you are using a saucepan, bring the water to a boil, add ginger and turn off heat. Put the lid on it and let it steep for 10 minutes.

If you are using a teapot, add ginger in the teapot and pour boiling water in it. Let it steep for about 10 minutes.

If you are using a saucepan, strain the water to remove the ginger.

Add fresh lemon juice and natural sweetener if you like. Stir and enjoy!

If you want a cold tea, let your tea cool down, store it in the fridge and add ice cubes before serving.

Sources:

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-12468/the-best-homemade-ginger-tea-ever.html

https://www.bellybelly.com.au/pregnancy/tea-during-pregnancy-teas-to-drink-teas-to-avoid/

http://www.chopra.com/articles/the-health-benefits-of-ginger-tea