An old Indian proverb states that “Everything good is found in ginger”. I’ve always liked ginger because it has incredible benefits for my health, but I’ve never found a way of increasing my ginger intake other than having traces of it in my meals. In comes ginger tea.
Drinking ginger tea is a very common practice in traditional and Western healing systems. Some of you know it as a cold remedy. When you have the flu, drink a cup of ginger tea all day and when you’re in good health, sip it in the morning and evening before meals to reap some of the benefits discussed below.
To make Ginger Tea, you will need the following;
-1 whole ginger root
-Half a lemon
-Already boiled water
Peel your ginger root and cut really thin slices. Put your water in a sufuria and place it on boil. Throw your ginger slices into the water once it starts to boil. Reduce the heat and let your water continue boiling for 3 more minutes. Switch off.
Leave a lid on your sufuria and leave your boiled water for 5 to 10 minutes so that the ginger infuses properly. Throw in lemon slices and enjoy hot or cold.
While my tea was boiling, I opened the lid briefly and was met with a wonderful ginger aroma. Plus, I always love a random steam facial. This tea is tasty and just a little bit spicy. If you don’t like the taste, you can sweeten it with honey. It didn’t taste nearly as intense as I thought it would be. I felt more stimulated and calm after drinking my ginger tea while it was warm.
Health Benefits Of Ginger Tea
Warm ginger tea is great for digestion and warming your body. Enjoy it in the evening as a sweet and spicy digestion enhancing beverage.
Tea made with ginger has high Vitamin C content. It helps decrease stomach pain, improves digestion, relieves menstrual pain, relieves stress, improves circulation and so much more!
I think I can safely say that I’ll be brewing a cup of ginger tea everyday now. I am currently into natural homemade teas at the moment and I’m loving every moment of discovery so far. I love that ginger is getting down to some serious work inside my body- cleansing my blood, keeping me energized, ensuring my bowel movement is running smooth and boosting my overall mood. Will you be trying this spicy tea anytime soon? Let me know in the comments below!
(Photos taken using LG Nexus 5- HDR setting. Pic 1 and 4 taken in natural light. Pic 2 and 3 taken in low light)