Ginger tea recipe is a healthy drink made with fresh ginger roots; it is great for digestion, eases cough, flu, nausea, and helps fight cold.
Ginger Tea is an important recipe with many health benefits. Combining ginger tea with lemon or ginger tea with honey is very effective in treating cold and flu boosts the immune system and reduces inflammation.
Apart from boosting the immune system, it can be used for weight loss because ginger and lemon suppress appetite; however, combining ginger tea with lemon will dramatically reduce your weight.
This refreshing tea is also used to reduce inflammation and therefore helps to fight infections such as cold or flu. When combined with the antibacterial property of honey; it fights inflammatory diseases as well as boost the immune system.
This tea is usually prepared using fresh ginger root, however, it can be made with ginger powder as well. I always make ginger powder tea when I have no fresh ginger roots. Ginger tea can be served cooled or hot at any time of the day depending on one’s preference.
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Ginger Tea Benefits
Ginger tea benefits are derived from ginger and that of other ingredients such as honey and lemon.
- Ginger tea promotes regular bowel movements and thus prevents and treats constipation.
- Apart from weight loss and treatment of cold, flu, and cough, the tea can help reduce other respiratory problems such as asthma.
- It helps to regulate the level of cortisol.
- The tea helps to reduce the risk of having heart disease.
- This immune-boosting tea can help to improved memory and brain function.
- Ginger tea with honey promotes the maximum function of the immune system.
What is ginger tea good for?
Ginger tea is generally safe for the most category of people to use for weight loss, fight inflammation, and cold; however, some people do have constipation and flatulence following the consumption of ginger tea.
Ginger is not good for those with the increased flow of bile from the gallbladder as ginger promotes the flow of bile. Drinking ginger tea in pregnancy can help to reduce nausea and vomiting that are usually associated with the symptoms of morning sickness. People taking blood-thinning medications such as Warfarin, Apixaban, and Aspirin are not supposed to take ginger tea as it enhances the thinning of the blood.
Ginger tea ingredients
- 1 medium-sized fresh ginger
- 1 fresh lemon
- 2 tablespoons of honey
How to make ginger tea
- Add 1 liter of clean water to a teapot, place on the stovetop and bring to a boil.
- Peel and grate fresh ginger into smaller pieces, and add to the teapot. See here how to peel and grate fresh ginger roots.
- Let the content simmer for 10 minutes on medium heat.
- Remove from heat and add lemon juice to taste, strain using a fine strainer into another bowl.
- Ginger tea is ready, serve in a teacup, and sweeten with honey or maple syrup.
For a tangier and stronger tea, add more ginger and cook it longer to infuse more of the ginger flavor. However, you can always make a large barge of tea that will last you throughout the week and store in the refrigerator, which means you will have to double or triple the recipe to last longer for you.
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Dr. Brown is the founder of Jotscroll, he is a Medical Doctor, Entrepreneur, and author. Dr. Razi Brown holds a medical degree from the University of San Diego. He has invested in many startups and is currently working on his fifth book to be published in the upcoming year.