A warming cup of ginger tea ( adrak chai) with benefits
Do you sometimes have a terrible stomach upset after probably having over-eaten at a meal? Or are you someone who has a perpetual problem with your digestion?
Well, apart from just curing indigestion issues, drinking a hot cup of ginger tea has plenty more benefits to offer you, from relieving muscle pain, improving skin health, promoting weight loss and many more.
This article will talk about all the super benefits of ginger tea and how to make it as well!
Here are the benefits of consuming ginger tea:
- For better and improved digestion:
Ginger tea promotes better digestion and can calm a stomach upset. It can also help ease any nauseous sensation and symptoms of a queasy stomach. A lot of people suffer from sea sickness, nausea due to chemotherapy, nausea due to stomach upsets or pregnancy related nausea. Ginger tea can help ease this nauseous sensation and queasy stomach.
- For muscle soreness and pain relief:
Ginger tea will help get rid of the muscle pain over time by easing sore muscles. It can also help those with arthritis and osteoarthritis as ginger has anti-inflammatory properties which can help reduce swelling in the body and treat the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis and provide relief from the pain.
- For the regulation of blood sugar and cholesterol levels in the body:
Drinking ginger tea can help regulate blood sugar levels and reduce the levels of LDL or bad cholesterol and triglycerides.
- For better oral health and hygiene:
The compounds in ginger can help your body fight germs and inhibit the growth of bacteria in the stomach and even in the oral cavity, as the bacteria in the mouth can cause oral infections like periodontitis (gum infections).
- For an improvement in overall skin health:
Drinking ginger tea can provide an antioxidant effect to the body and can protect the skin against aging as it improves the appearance of the skin by removing the harmful toxins and stimulates blood circulation, which can help deliver the essential nutrients to the skin.
- For weight loss:
When combined with a healthy diet and exercise, drinking ginger tea can help promote weight loss as it keeps the stomach fuller for longer periods of time.
How to make this ginger tea at home?
Method 1 –
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp grated ginger
- (Or 1 inch of finely chopped ginger)
- Honey to taste (optional)
- ½ tsp lemon juice (optional)
Into a heating pot add in the water along with the grated ginger (or freshly and finely chopped ginger) and let it come to a boil. When it starts to boil, lower the flame and let it simmer for a minute or two and then turn off the flame. Strain it into a cup, add some honey and lemon juice to taste (which is optional) and consume it when it is still hot.
Here’s a tip: If you are adding the lemon juice, it is recommended that you add the honey as well, if you are someone who doesn’t like sour tastes.
Method 2 : Vegan ginger tea or vegan adrak wali chai recipe
- 2 cups water
- 1 inch fresh ginger
- 2 tsp black tea
- 2 Cardamom
- Milk – 1/4 cup ( soy milk or oat milk)
- coconut sugar
Into a suacepan add in the water along with the grated ginger (or freshly and finely chopped ginger) and Cardamom and let it come to a boil for 2-3 mins.
Lower the flame, add in the tea powder and sugar and let it simmer for 2 mins and then turn off the flame. Add in the milk and simmer for a minute. Strain it into a cup and consume it when it is still hot.