There’s nothing better than a steaming cup of tea to start your day. While green tea has its benefits, why not switch it up a little and give ginger a try. After all, the health benefits of ginger tea are amazing. And if you’re still craving your matcha, you can always grab another cup in afternoon. Here are 6 reasons to drink ginger tea at least once a day.
6 Health Benefits Of Ginger Tea
Ginger is a powerful root that really deserves a second thought.
Chronic inflammation has been associated with cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, pulmonary diseases and autoimmune diseases (1). Ginger contains powerful anti-inflammatory compounds which protect the body from these ailments and eases inflammatory pain in the muscles and joints.
2. Boosts Immune System
Ginger contains active compounds called gingerols, and gingerdiol, which have antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties.
3. Helps Digestion
Ginger contains gingerols and shogaol, which stimulate the natural process of digestion and increases nutrient absorption.
The root also prevents constipation, heals gastric lesions and fights bloating, nausea, vomiting, cramps and diarrhea (3).
4. Promotes Circulation
Ginger keeps your blood flowing normally by fighting markers of cardiovascular disease, like high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
It also prevents stroke and heart attack by clearing away arterial plaque, a sticky mix of fatty substances and calcium which builds up in the lining of the artery wall and restricts blood flow.
5. Fights Cancer
By fighting inflammation, ginger works against the development of cancer by preventing the promotion, survival, proliferation and metastasis of cancer cells.
6. Boosts Brain Power
So those are the health benefits of ginger tea. Here’s how you make it!
6 Ginger Tea Recipes
Find out how to make ginger tea by looking through the recipes below.
1. Ginger Honey Tea
This basic recipe is the basis for all the other recipes on this list. Make sure to steep for the whole 10-15 minutes to make sure all the beneficial compound in the root make it into your tea.
- A small ceramic saucepan
- 1 cup of water
- 4 to 6 thin slices of raw ginger
- Raw organic honey (to taste)
- In the saucepan, bring water to a boil over high heat.
- Add ginger slices and reduce heat.
- Simmer for 10-15 minutes.
- Remove from heat and serve with honey.