Ginger is one of the most refreshing and diverse spices you can keep in your kitchen. Thanks to a unique combination of essential oils contained in the fresh root, cooking ginger into any dish releases an exotic aroma that will tantalize your senses.
But these oils do more than just make your mouth water. Consumed daily in the form of fresh, warm tea, ginger can improve your overall health in these these 9 amazing ways:
1. Relieves Stress
The aroma of ginger tea is both warm and relaxing, which may ease emotional tension, soothe nerves and provide you with the perfect moment of peace amidst your busy day.
2. Eases Nausea
Nothing settles an upset stomach like a mug of ginger tea. Drink after the onset of nausea to relieve the symptom, or think ahead. Sip some tea before you travel or fly to combat motion sickness before it starts!
3. Aids Digestion
4. Boosts Immunity
Ginger is uniquely anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-parasitic and is also very rich in antioxidants. A daily dose provides your body with extra fortifications against infection, virus and disease to keep you healthy and energized.
5. Natural Pain Killer
Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory, perfect for remedying joint and muscle pain and may also help to ease migraine headaches, stomach cramps, or aches from the cold or flu. Use as a warm compress for sore joints and arthritis pain.
Special Tip: Ladies, for relief of menstrual pains, soak a hand towel in hot ginger tea and place it over your lower abdomen. This will relax your muscles and ease the intensity of cramps.
6. Improves Blood Circulation
Ginger root contains many vitamins, minerals and amino-acids, which support a healthy cardiovascular system. They detoxify the bloodstream and break down built up fats in arteries that may lead to a stroke. Meanwhile, the natural warming properties of hot tea increases blood flow and aids the delivery of oxygen and other nutrients to all cells in the body.
7. Soothes Respiratory Problems
Ginger’s anti-inflammatory properties make it an excellent remedy for chest congestion caused by allergies, asthma, or the common cold. Sip slowly and breathe deeply!
8. Increases Fertility
In ancient Chinese medicine, ginger was used as aphrodisiac to boost fertility in men. More recent studies support the claim and show that regular intake of ginger may increase sperm count and help with issues of erectile dysfunction.
9. Helps Prevent And Combat Cancer
Drinking ginger tea every day may be one of the greatest keys to health there is. The health benefits of fresh ginger seem endless. It’s amazing how one simple ingredient added to your daily diet could do so many great things for your wellness!
Here is an easy and delicious recipe for ginger tea to detox your body and jump-start your health.
- 2 cups of water
- 1-inch piece of ginger
- 1-2 slices of lemon
- Combine the ginger, lemon and water in a saucepan or small pot on the stove.
- Bring to a boil with high heat.
- Once the tea is boiling, reduce the heat down to a simmer.
- Simmer for 10 minutes.
- Remove from stove and allow it to cool slightly.
- Remove lemon and ginger.
- Pour into a mug and enjoy!
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