When winter is around the corner, don’t you just feel like snuggling in a warm blanket and sipping on a hot cup of tea? Well, what better tea to have than a hot cup of tea with lots of health benefits?
Most often, when the cold sets in, a lot of people often catch seasonal colds, coughs, and winter-related allergies. But apart from just the winter allergies, ginger tea has numerous other benefits for health.
So, all you need to do is simply sip on some ginger tea once a day and you’ll be good to go!
Why should you choose ginger tea?
Ginger is a very well-known root, which is widely used around the world and has multiple beneficial properties from culinary usage to medicinal benefits. The taste of ginger is acquired and distinct, with a subtle spice and pungency and most of this flavor comes from the compound gingerol, present in ginger, which also has other beneficial properties as well.
Here are the benefits of consuming ginger tea:
- Can help promote better 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.
- Has anti–bacterial properties to fight germs:
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).
- Effective for relieving headache and muscle pain:
Ginger tea will not get rid of the muscle pain immediately, but can ease sore muscle pain over time. 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.
- Can promote good 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 harmful toxins and stimulates blood circulation, which can help deliver essential nutrients to the skin.
5. Can promote 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 ginger tea at home?
2 cups water
1 tsp grated ginger
2-3 cardamom pods – crushed
1 cinnamon stick – 2 inches ( optional)
2 dates or 1 tsp palm sugar
1/2 cup milk
Into a heating, pot adds 2 cups of water and the grated ginger with cardamon cinnamon, and dates. Let it come to a boil. After 2-3 mins, add 1/2 cup of milk of choice. Let it simmer for a minute or two and then turns off the flame. Strain it into a cup and consume it when it is still hot.