There are so many Benefits of Ginger and this Ginger Tea Recipe is a great way to take advantage of the health benefits. A simple blend of fresh ginger, honey and lemon make this natural healing tea super tasty. Cheers to your health.
What Are The Health Benefits Of Ginger Tea
I am NOT a doctor. Just wanted to get that right out there. While I think nature gives us a lot of healing plants, herbs and roots…you always want to check with your doctor about any issues of concern.
But using modern medicine along with ancient medicine just makes sense. I use ginger, cayenne, garlic, turmeric and coconut oil for health purposes on a regular basis.
Ginger Tea is great because it has some health benefits and also tastes fantastic. This tea is warm and soothing. It does in fact have a calming effect on mild tummy troubles which is the main reason I make this tea, basically to keep my digestive tract mellow.
What Is Ginger
Ginger comes from a flowering plant that grows long stems that are reed-like. The ginger used in this tea and for cooking is actually the underground horizontally growing plant stem, known as a rhizome. That is why it is sometimes referred to as Ginger Root.
Ginger Benefits and Side Effects
- Typically calms the digestive tract and can help with nausea.
- Freshens breath and helps to clear the sinuses.
- Can improve circulation. (see side effects below)
- Boosts your immune system and helps to fight off colds.
- Has anti-inflammatory qualities.
- Can cause heartburn or stomach irritation is some people or if consumed in large quantities.
- Ginger can interact with certain medications. Talk to your doctor before adding ginger to your routine.
- Ginger has blood thinning qualities. This is good for circulation but can cause issues if taking blood thinners. Ginger is also on the Do Not Consume List prior to any surgeries, for this reason.
Can Ginger Tea Help You Lose Weight
I wish. It is touted as a weight loss tea. Perhaps with a healthy diet and active lifestyle this tea will assist in weight loss. (Don’t you just hate when they say that!) But really its the diet and exercise that will be causing the weight loss.
Sorry, there just isn’t any miracle drink that is responsible for weight loss. If there was I’d be the first to hop on that bandwagon!
How To Make Ginger Tea
Step 1: Wash and peel 1-2 inches of fresh ginger then slice. Add ginger and 4 cups filtered water to small pot. Simmer for 15-20 minutes.
Step 2: Remove ginger. Add a pinch of sea salt and 2-3 Tablespoons honey. Serve with a slice of lemon.
Ingredients Needed For Ginger Tea
- Filtered Water
- Fresh Ginger Root
- Sea Salt or Himalayan Salt
- Honey or Maple Syrup
More Healing Beverages:
- 4 Cups Filtered Water
- 1/4 Cup Peeled & Sliced Fresh Ginger, (about 2 inches)
- Small Pinch Sea Salt or Himalayan Salt
- 2-3 Tablespoons Honey or Maple Syrup, (to preferred sweetness)
- Sliced Lemon
- In small pot, bring water and ginger to a simmer. Let simmer 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool 2-3 minutes. Remove and discard ginger slices.
- Stir in salt and honey until dissolved.
- Serve warm with a slice of lemon.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
This recipe yields approximately 2 cups of tea due to half of the water evaporating during the preparation.
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 86Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 144mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 1gSugar 17gProtein 1g
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