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Drinking ginger tea every day

Ginger tea has a specific taste that not everyone will like. It is compensated for by its health benefits: it perfectly warms up, removes stuffy nose, helps with colds and flu, adds energy – and these are not all of its valuable properties. Why is it worth drinking ginger tea and how to prepare it? Discover proven recipes for tea with ginger.

Ginger tea can be purchased at most stores. However, in order to be able to take full advantage of the beneficial properties of this plant, it is worth preparing the infusion yourself, using the fresh ginger root.


What are the properties of ginger tea?

Tea with ginger retains almost all the health properties of ginger root, as well as the properties of the tea leaves used for brewing.

Properties of ginger tea

  • Soothes the symptoms of viral infections because ginger contains substances that have anti-inflammatory properties
  • Perfectly warms up – because it stimulates blood circulation. It works well not only during infections with fever, but also on cold days
  • Adds energy
  • Supports the immune system
  • Helps with digestive problems – relieves gas, stimulates the secretion of gastric juice
  • It protects against the formation of blood clots – that’s why ginger and tea with ginger should be used by people with high cholesterol
  • It soothes menstrual cramps and PMS
  • It improves metabolism
  • It reduces nausea – both caused by pregnancy, motion sickness and migraine
  • It has a diuretic and anti-swelling effect
  • It improves the blood supply to the brain, thanks to which it increases concentration and improves memory
  • It helps soothe inflammation in the mouth.

Ginger tea gives you energy

People who drink tea with ginger say that after a few, at most a dozen or so days, they feel that they have more energy. This is due to the theine contained in tea with ginger, present in tea leaves, and compounds found in ginger root such as zingiberol, gingerol and zinferon, which are not only responsible for the sharp taste of ginger, but also give it stimulant properties.


Tea with ginger for weight loss

Tea with ginger is also recommended for people who want to lose weight, because ginger accelerates metabolism, and thus supports slimming. The substances contained in ginger have a positive effect on the digestive system, stimulate the production of saliva and gastric juices, relax the smooth muscles of the digestive tract, improve intestinal peristalsis, relieve flatulence and other adverse gastrointestinal symptoms.


Tea with ginger for throat and colds

Tea with ginger is also worth using during an infection – it soothes a sore throat and speeds up recovery in the case of colds and other viral infections. Ginger is anti-inflammatory and has disinfecting properties, and also strongly heats up, which we will appreciate especially if you have a fever. Thanks to the latter property, tea with ginger will also be an excellent drink for cold days – drinking it just before leaving the house will keep you warm on the way to work, and if you eat it, you will warm up faster when you return.


Tea with ginger for nausea

Tea with ginger reduces nausea, and can also prevent it – that’s why it is recommended for pregnant women who suffer from morning sickness. It is also recommended in the case of nausea caused by motion sickness (in which case you can drink it before the trip or take small sips during the trip), as well as migraine or chemotherapy-related nausea.


Should I peel ginger in my tea?

Ginger is susceptible to plant diseases, so a large amount of plant protection products are used in its plantations. In addition, it is grown in Asia, where pesticides are used in large amounts, and sometimes even without any control – local growers often assume that the plants from which the spices are produced (which is ginger) are not consumed by humans in large amount.

In addition, during transport, its rhizomes are protected with a large amount of preservatives and fungicides. All these compounds usually accumulate in the peel, so it is worth, and even should, wash the ginger thoroughly and then peel it quite thickly.


Tea with ginger – recipes. How to make tea with ginger?

Drinking ginger tea every day
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In order to take full advantage of the valuable properties of ginger tea, it must be properly prepared. It can be prepared according to several different recipes, but it is worth remembering that the basis of each of them is ginger, which must be properly prepared.

You can put a few slices of ginger in the tea, but only some of the substances contained in the ginger will be released into the brew. So it is better to grate the peeled ginger directly into a cup on a small grater, then pour the cooled tea, cover the brew and set aside for a few minutes.

Do not pour boiling water over the ginger, because the vitamins, minerals and other valuable compounds contained in it are lost at high temperatures. If you are disturbed by the floating ginger particles in your tea, you can strain it before drinking it, although it is usually enough to wait a moment for the ginger to settle at the bottom of the cup.


Tea with ginger, lemon and honey

Ingredients:

freshly brewed tea
1 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger root
lemon slice
teaspoon of honey
Cool the freshly brewed tea, then mix it with grated ginger, add honey and lemon slice.


Tea with ginger and turmeric

Ingredients:

freshly brewed tea
1 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger root
2 teaspoons of turmeric
1 teaspoon of honey
Pour the ginger and turmeric into very warm, but not hot, tea, then mix it thoroughly and add the honey. Wait for the ginger to settle to the bottom and then drink it.