GINGER TEA - WHY YOU SHOULD DRINK IT AND THE BENEFITS

in food •  3 years ago  (edited)

Ginger Tea....a powerhouse boost in a teacup.

Whats so special about Ginger Tea?

 This little knobbly 'root' spice is widely used for its medicinal properties as well as for cooking.  Its has many, many health benefits. When used fresh the following benefits are:-

 1. Strengthens the Immune System

Ginger substances in it  known as gingerol and shogaol. These substances help to provide an antiviral, antifungal and antbacterial properties. This inturn helps the body to prevent infections  in a  natura way, therefore aiding in treatment of flu and colds; especially as 1/2 the western world is heading into Autum/ Winter.

2. Aids Digestion

These special substances gingerols and shogaol are also helpful in the digestive sytem, aiding the absorption of nutruentser and easing inflammation. The benefit of using ginger  can help you to  avoid  constipation, nausea, gastric lesions, cramps, diarrhea and vomiting.  Good for morning sickness and travel sickness. As always if pregnant, ask your midwife or GP, research suggests its good but I would ask to be safe.

3. Anti-inflammatory Effects

 Rich in anti-inflammatory substances and compounds, ginger can help to relieve muscle cramps, inflamation in the joints and general pain.  This is a good post excercise drink, hot or cold. In the winter months I have had ginger tea to help with joint pains in my hands, caused by, I think, of repetive stress of typing and marking! I notice a difference.

4. Boosts Brain Power

A good memory enchancer a daily dose of ginger can give the congnative cells a work out and help improve your as memory, as it prevents inflammation, apoptosis and oxidative  stress. It is also  useful as it clears mental fog and relaxes the overactive mind. This can be especially useful when you are on a dead-line for work to be submitted or revising.  I gave it to my daughters when their exams come around, through smoothies ( stealth) !

5. Improves Blood Circulation

 Poor circulation??  ginger has been known for centuries to help  supports proper blood circulation, helps to combat symptoms of cardiovascular disease, including hypertension  and high cholesterol levels.  

Ginger is widely used in Chinese Medicine for all of the above.

These are just some of the many benefits that using ginger in your diet, daily if possible, can 

RECIPE - GINGER TEA

Ingredients:

 4 -6 thin slices of raw ginger

*1 large cup of water ( remember boiling will reduce the water down)

1 teaspoon of raw organic honey - to sweeten 

TO MAKE:

Put the water in a saucepan and wait until it starts to boil. 

Add the ginger slices and reduce the temperature. Boil the contents for about 10 minutes. Then pour the tea into a cup. Put a little honey at the end and enjoy!

*- I usually end up adding a little extra water as it boils down,so that I get a decent cuppa!

You could make larger quantities of this and store in the refigerator and use as a cool drink through out the day. If you do this, 1 cup per drink and up the ginger to 8-10 thin slices, put into a proper juice bottle or container, not plastic bottles.

Hope You Enjoy the Ginger Tea and ALL ITS BENEFITS :)

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HAPPY WEEKEND :)

sourced some info from gingertea- photo's mine and making it- 

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Much of the text is taken from here: http://www.healthyfoodheadlines.com/heres-drink-ginger-tea-every-day-prepare-right-way/

Copy pasting text and passing it off as your own is plagiarism. I will remove the downvote if this is fixed. Please reply to this comment if you do.

This is showing how to make the tea which I did via the pictures - the info is gleaned from reading lots of different texts over the months - if it offends you sorry :) I have read it again and altered where YOU feel I have 'plagiarised'! This is not in my nature to do and I feel quiet offended that you have downvoted me.

The 1-5 list is what is copied. The rest of the post I know you wrote. :)

It been altered as requested, but I beg to differ on this , but not going to go on about it - if you feel you can take away the down vote then thank you , if not then so be it

Votes removed :)

Thank you appreciated :)

Agreed cos i have seen the benife of its work on me. So i highy recommend it

I alternate between green tea, ginger tea and tumeric - all good for anti-inflammatory, which for me is hands from years of typing and marking!!

I can almost smell it steeping. I love ginger.

Yes its a great smell - I love crystallised ginger , doesn't last long in my house ....

Welcome back Lady, I noticed you were gone.

Thank you - moved across town so been a little busy of late - now rearing to go.....:)
sorry if you are offended by the textand downvoted me - some of the info was sourced from lots of different texts i read so my apologies if it seemed to be a copy, it certainly wasnt . I have altered what @pfunk requires , but I am offended my his remark as its not in my nature to do this and now it makes me out to be a "naughty person'!!! - the making and the pics are mine :)

oh well, just make sure you cite some articles if it's a popular topic next time.

And i don't really like ginger tea. 😜 lol

The Ginger powerhouse - I also had to upvote this one - of course! Great to see you having success with this piece.

Thank you @ puffin - it was your comment this morning about ginger that reminded me of ginger tea and it was time for a cuppa :) one thing lead to another and here we are - ginger-tea friends :)...
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I should drink more, upvoted.

you should, it truely is amazing stuff and taste great. Tumeric is another good drink - will post on this in a few days.
thanks :)

This is a great recipe! I like to make my own cinnamon tea. I do it for a couple of reasons. First, it tastes wonderful. Second, I'm diabetic, and cinnamon naturally lowers blood sugar. Herbal teas are truly wonderful. They are healing and they are delicious. What more can you ask for in a cup of tea?

yes they are - I also do Golden Tumeric Milk and Mint Tea using fresh mint
I use cinnamon alot in smoothies

I am a ginger lover, so upvoted!! :-) Thanks for sharing and keep us posted. Regards from Canary Islands

me too - crytallised is one of my favourite treats....doesn't last long though!

And the most important part.. It tastes darn good.. If you like spicy + sweet stuff..
Asian to the max!!!

it most certainly does :) have you tried turmeric and cinnamon hot milk mmmmmmmm

Good article here. I first had ginger tea in Bali, Indonesia and I loved it (strange, because I don't like straight ginger). But now that I know how, I'm motivated to try to make it fresh!