One of the blessings of God that He has endowed on us is ginger; it is the oldest medicinal drink. An Indian proverb goes like this, “Everything good is found in ginger.” Chinese medicine which is the most ancient medicine also takes ginger medicinally because it restores energy. The fact is ginger is being used since hundreds of years because of it relieving properties, it carries no calories and by sipping ginger tea you can get relief from several kind of discomforts.
An easy recipe for making ginger tea:
- 8 to 10 slices of unpeeled, fresh ginger
- 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
- Brown sugar, to taste
Add ginger slices, grated ginger, and honey to 4-5 cups water and bring to a boil in a saucepan for 20 minutes. Strain and serve immediately.
See the following benefits of ginger tea and start drinking a cup daily.
Better stomach functioning
Ginger teas one of the best benefit is that it help in improving digestion and increase the absorption of food, it can also cure bloating and constipation. Several studies revealed that ginger helps in giving relief from diarrhea and also from morning sickness and nausea.
The females who go suffer from strong menstrual cramps may be able to get comfort with the use of ginger tea. A study in BMC complementary and alternative medicine 2012 in which the researchers worked on 120 people who had dysmenorrheal (Painful cramping in the abdomen or back while having periods), all of them were given ginger and placebo 3 times every day and reports were taken regularly on their pain level and duration of pain during periods. And it was concluded that individuals who took ginger experienced less pain than those who took placebo and the pain lasted for short time in people who took ginger comparatively.
The magic food, ginger has anti inflammatory qualities that make it more ideal remedy for muscle and joint issues. You can also soak inflamed joint in ginger tea to get relief from the pain.
Cure respiratory issues
Ginger tea is being used for the cold since hundreds of years; it can give relief from congestion liked with cold. Drink a cup of ginger tea for feeling better when having respiratory symptoms that comes from environmental viruses, allergies and bacteria.
Improve blood circulation
the vitamins, minerals and amino acids in ginger tea can help restore and improve blood circulation that may help decrease the chance of cardiovascular problems. Ginger may prevent fat from depositing in the arteries helping to prevent heart attacks and stroke.
Ginger tea carry antioxidants that can help in increasing immunity..
The tea made with ginger can make you stress free as it contains the calming properties lowering your level of stress and tension.
There are no or rare side effects of ginger tea but as we know excess of everything is bad and it verily go with ginger tea. It can cause some unwanted reactions i.e., oral irritation, heartburn or diarrhea. There are no official dosage prescribed yet you should abandon drinking it if you observe any of the side effects.
The University of Maryland Medical Center suggests consulting your doctor before you start taking ginger tea in case you have diabetes, heart issue or gallstones.