Ginger tea is already a very popular drink, and it is consumed daily across Asia, and is becoming increasingly popular in the West. It is well known it has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for over 3000 years. Tea made from ginger root is used as a natural remedy for inflammation, migraines, digestive problems, nausea, diarrhea, and many other health problems. In China it is prepared with brown sugar, while in Korea it is prepared with honey. It has incredible flavor with the addition of a little honey, lemon juice or mint. Tea made from ginger root is rich in vitamins B6 and C, potassium and magnesium, and also contains several kinds of essential oils. Ginger tea can significantly improve one’s health, but as the old saying goes: “All things in Moderation”. Similar to other herbal teas, with ginger tea there is a possibility of side effects. Consuming in excessive amounts can lead to mouth irritation, digestive problems, heartburn, etc.
What are the benefits of ginger tea?
One of the most popular benefits of ginger tea is sickness relief. A cup of tea before traveling can prevent nausea and vomiting. Ginger tea is also excellent for pregnant women who suffer from morning sickness. So, drink a cup of ginger tea as soon as you feel the first signs of sickness.
Reduces stress levels
Ginger tea has a soothing effect on the body and mind. It can reduce stress and ease the tension. Just one cup of tea can significantly improve your mood. It leaves a feeling of freshness and tranquility for a long time.
When you’re stressed, stop using unhealthy methods of relaxation and drink a cup of ginger tea, that will lower cortisol levels in your body.
Improves blood circulation
Vitamins, minerals and amino acids in ginger will enhance blood circulation and reduce the risk of heart diseases. Ginger will prevent the buildup of plaque in the arteries and significantly reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Menstrual cramp relief
In a traditional Chinese medicine ginger tea with brown sugar was used to relieve menstrual cramps. Women who suffer from severe menstrual cramps should use warm compresses with ginger tea. Dip a towel in warm tea and put it on your stomach. Soon you will notice how the muscles relax, and pain decreases.
Ginger is very effective in relieving migraine. One cup of ginger tea will significantly reduce chronic inflammation in the body, which is the most common migraine trigger.
Cold and flu prevention
Ginger tea is especially useful in fighting diseases and problems related to the respiratory system, such as cough, nasal congestion, colds and flu. Tea cleanses the airways and expands lung capacity. Also helps with some allergies and sneezing.
It relieves the symptoms of arthritis
Ginger has an excellent anti-inflammatory action, and heat packs of ginger tea will relieve joint pain caused by arthritis.
In ancient Chinese medicine ginger was used as an aphrodisiac. There are also beliefs that it increases male fertility. Some studies have shown that regular consumption of ginger increases the concentration of sperm cells and helps with erectile dysfunction.