Ginger is one of the most common ingredients in the kitchen used worldwide.
Its distinctive flavor and aroma add zest to various cuisines.
Ginger has a lot of medicinal properties.
Ginger is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin B-complex as well as minerals, calcium, zinc, iron, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and beta-carotene.
In addition, Ginger has antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, antispasmodic, antinausea and anti-inflammatory properties that can help prevent and treat numerous diseases.
Ginger tea is for the best of your health
You can eat and use ginger in various ways, but making a ginger tea and sipping it is one of the healthiest and best options.
You can easily make at your home this soothing beverage.
Ingredients for ginger tea:
– 4-6 thin slices of raw ginger
– Lemon juice
– 1½ -2 cups of pure (filtered) water
– Sugar (honey-NOT for VEGAN) by taste
Preparation of Ginger tea:
-1. Peel the root of ginger and wash it thoroughly
-2. Slice the root of ginger into thin slices
-3. Put water in a pot and boil
-4. Add the ginger slices
-5. Put a lid on the pot and allow mixture to simmer about 10 min.
-6. Strain the water to remove ginger
-7. Squeeze lemon and put juice as per your taste
-8. Put sweetener by your taste
-9. Stir well and enjoy your ginger tea
You can drink and cold tea if you put in a fridge for 30 min and add ice cubs before serving.
Health benefits from drinking ginger tea:
-1. Improves your blood circulation and decrease cardiovascular problems
-2. It has been proven to treat prostate cancer, cancer, etc.
-3. Provides help and treat joint pain and muscles
-4. Ginger tea can be considered as beneficial treatment and prevention of diabetes complications
-5. Eases menstrual discomforts
-6. Alleviates nausea, vomiting and stomach disorders
-7. Strengthens your immune system
-8. Fights respiratory infections, influenza, cold, cough
-9. Eases sore throats and headaches
-10. Helps for people with asthma – inhibit airway contraction and reducing airway inflammation
-11. Decrease cholesterol levels
-12. Helps fertility at males
-13. Prevent and treat Alzheimer`s disease – decrease loss of brain cells and protect them for long
-14. Weight loss – Ginger is a fat burner, reduces your calories, burns excess fat and shed weight
-15. Helps to relax and relieves stress
Side effects of ginger tea:
-1. Patients with gallstones should not drink ginger tea
-2. Pregnant women should not drink ginger tea
-3. Ginger tea can cause sleeplessness and restlessness
-4. You should avoid drinking ginger tea on empty stomach it can upset your stomach
-5. Overdose can cause heartburn, nausea, irritation and diarrhea
NOTE: Children younger than 2 years should not consume ginger and adults not more than 4gr. per day.