Ginger teas are commonly used as a home remedy for indigestion, nausea, and to ward off colds, flu, and sore throats.
Ginger tea is a spicy, invigorating and healthy beverage produced by peeling and grating fresh ginger herb, immersing it in boiling water, and simmering the tea for 15 to 20 minutes depending on the desired strength. Ginger teas are commonly used as a home remedy for indigestion, nausea, and to ward off colds, flu, and sore throats. Ginger honey teas are a popular choice for many.
Ginger tea can be made from rhyzone or ginger root, a knotty tuber having a light juicy flesh and a brown skin. If you can follow the recipe and use the appropriate amount of correct ingredients then be assured, making ginger tea will not be difficult at all. Consider ginger the anytime tea for any ailment, whether it’s a cold, stomachache, migraines, or general fatigue.
- 16 ounces purified or spring water
- 1/4 – 1/2 tsp fresh ginger
- 1-4 tsp grade B maple syrup
- 1 lemon, juiced
- more spice: if you are looking for an even spicier blend, give a few dashes of cayenne
How To Make
- Warm your water. To not boiling, but more of a warm-hot temperature.
- Grate your fresh ginger right over top the warm water. You do not have to peel the ginger, but it does help if you do not strain before drinking. Allow the ginger to soak in water at least 5 minutes before drinking or straining.
- If you do not like sipping on little fine grates of ginger, you can pour the tea through a mesh strainer.
- Add the lemon and maple. Stir and drink. Should you really want a warmer tea, you can warm a bit in the microwave before drinking. For any chilled tea, place a few ice in the liquid and place in the fridge until chilled.
Healing Benefits of Ginger Tea
Drinking ginger herbal tea is sometimes recommended for relief of cold symptoms since it is said to loosen phlegm and fight chills by spreading a warm feeling throughout the body.
Ginger tea has been used in traditional Asian medicine to deal with nausea. Pregnant women report relief from morning sickness after consuming small amounts of ginger root, ginger tea, and ginger ale. When given in large doses, ginger also relieves chemotherapy-related nausea.
Relieving Joint Pain
Ginger has been used to treat pain by stimulating blood circulation and it has been used to relieve symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and Raynaud’s syndrome.
Ginger has a warming and soothing impact on the stomach. Whether it’s gas, sea sickness, indigestion, diarrhea or even the flu, ginger will help. It does this by mimicking some digestive enzymes used to process protein in your body.
Promoting Heart Health
Less than 5 grams of dried ginger each day has shown to slow producing triglycerides and LDL (bad) cholesterol within the liver.