Ginger is an important part of our food. It should be noted that ginger does not only add flavour to our food but it has plenty of medicinal uses and hence should be a regular part of our diet. In addition to adding it to our foods, you can enjoy a wonderful cup of ginger tea to keep away allergies and ailments.
Here’s how to make ginger tea
Craving for a hot cup of ginger tea? Here is how you can make it. Wash ginger and peel and crush it using a pestle and mortar. Now boil two cups of filtered water. Add the crushed ginger to the water and cover the vessel with a lid. Let it simmer for few minutes. Now strain the liquid and add few drops of fresh lemon juice and honey. Stir well and enjoy the tea. You can add a little more flavour if you want by adding mint leaves or crushed cardamom or maybe even cinnamon. Remember that you should not have more than three cups of ginger tea in a day.
Benefits of ginger tea
- Analgesic and anti-inflammatory
Ginger has analgesic property and hence this concoction is very useful as a painkiller. In the case of minor pains sipping this tea is effective. It has anti-inflammatory property and hence is very useful for inflammations like a sore throat,sore muscles etc. It is also useful for respiratory problems.
- Good for women
This tea is also found to give relief to women from menstrual cramps and symptoms associated with PMS. It is also found to give respite from fatigue during these uncomfortable days and women feel rejuvenated.
- Improves blood circulation
The presence of compounds like gingerols is found to help in better circulation of blood which in turn helps in maintaining the health of the body. Improved blood circulation is very good to maintain a healthy heart and a healthy cardiovascular system.
- Wonderful remedy for the stomach problems
Ginger has volatile oil, phenols, which are good for the stomach and intestines. It is effective in giving relief from vomiting,nausea and disorders associated with the stomach. It also helps in reducing gases, bloating and can be used in the treatment of diarrhea.
Ginger tea is a wonderful remedy for a number of diseases. It helps boost the immunity of the body and keeps you rejuvenated. Hence, it only makes sense to have this wonderful homemade beverage on a regular basis.