For thousands of years, ginger has been prized for its medicinal effects, and sipping on ginger tea can provide relief from some uncomfortable conditions. For the full effect, brew your own tea by simmering fresh ginger in water, or look for packaged teas that contain ginger as the main ingredient rather than those containing traditional tea with some ginger flavor. As healthy as ginger tea may be, speak to your doctor before relying on it to treat any medical condition.
Here’s how to make the tastiest and most soothing and healing ginger tea you’ve ever had! There’s really no comparing fresh made ginger tea with tea from a tea bag.
4 -6 thin slices of raw ginger,
-1 cup of water, raw organic honey (for better taste)
-small ceramic saucepan
-Pour the water into the saucepan and bring it to boil.
-Then, put the ginger but lower the heat, and boil them for 10-15 minutes.
-Then, remove the saucepan from the heat and pour the tea into your cup. Add honey to taste.
Ginger tea has many health benefits, these are only a few mentioned below.
Boosts the immune System
The active compounds of ginger, called Gingerols and Gingerdiol, have strong antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. Ginger also stimulates the ability of the body to stop infections completely naturally, so it is a very good treatment in the case of flu and cold.
Due to its strong anti-inflammatory properties, ginger is very good in the fight against cancer, because it prevents its promotion, survival, proliferation and metastasis of cancer cells. Many studies have provided evidence that ginger successfully prevents skin, liver, bladder, breast, lung, prostate, lymphoma, pancreas, and colorectal cancer.
Improves brain function
The daily use of ginger will enhance the cognitive abilities as well as the memory, as it prevents inflammation, apoptosis and oxidative stress. It is very useful in the case of middle-aged women. It is also useful as it clears mental fog and relaxes the overactive mind.
The potent anti-inflammatory compounds in ginger prevent many ailments and soothe the pain in joints and muscles due to inflammation. Also, chronic inflammation has been connected to diabetes, autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular diseases, arthritis, pulmonary diseases and Alzheimer’s diseases.
Ginger promotes a proper blood flow, as it fights the markers of cardiovascular disease, like high cholesterol or high blood pressure. Also ginger successfully clears the arterial plaque away, which is a sticky combination of calcium and fatty substances which is deposited in the lining of the artery wall. These deposits restrict the blood flow. Therefore, ginger successfully prevents heart attacks and strokes.
The gingerols and shogaol in ginger trigger digestion and enhance the absorption of nutrients. Thus, its intake will help you avoid constipation, nausea, gastric lesions, cramps, diarrhea and vomiting.