ginger tea - homemade-recipe
Ginger is a spicy root and has long been used in traditional and Western healing systems to make tea. Regular consumption of ginger tea has powerful health benefits.

Ginger Tea – Health Benefits

  • Improves stomach performance – ginger tea is fantastic for improving digestion and it helps with bloating.
  • Relieving nausea – it can prevent travelling nausea, vomiting associated with motion sickness
  • Reduces inflammation – ginger contains anti-inflammatory properties that make an ideal home remedy for muscle and joint problems.
  • Relieves menstrual cramps –  in addition to drinking ginger tea, try soaking a towel in warm ginger tea and apply it to your lower abdomen. It can help relax the muscles and relieve the cramps.
  • Fights respiratory problems –  relieves congestion associated with the common cold.
  • Improves blood circulation –  contains vitamins, minerals and amino acids that help to improve and restore blood circulation.
  • Relieves stress – ginger tea lowers stress and tension.
  • Strengths immunity – has strong antioxidant properties.

Other ginger tea benefits

  • Helps with weight loss
  • Manages glucose levels
  • Reduces arthritic inflammation
  • Fights cancer
  • Stimulates appetite

Ginger Tea – Side Effects

Although there aren’t any studies that show any serious side effects, you don’t want to consume more than 4 grams of ginger a day.

Some people say that ginger increases bile productions, so it’s a good idea as a precaution to talk to the healthcare professionals that can advise you.

Ginger tea isn’t recommended for people with a history of gallbladder problems.

Possible minor side effects are:

  • upset stomach
  • ginger allergy (a rash or discomfort in mouth or stomach)

Homemade Ginger Tea – Recipe

You will need 3 ingredients to make tasty and delicious ginger tea.

Ingredients:

  • organic lemon ( I use half-moon slices, they allow more juice)
  • 1l of boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon of honey (raw, Manuka or any sweetener of your choice)
  • organic ginger root

Preparation:

  1. Peel of an organic ginger root. Slice it into small size pieces.
  2. Boil 1 litre of water.
  3. Slice 1 lemon on small half moons.
  4. Put the ginger root slices in a pot, add lemons and boiling water.
  5. Mix all ingredients and let it simmer. After it cools a little bit add 1 tablespoon of honey.
  6. Leave the tea to sit for 15 minutes.