Ginger has been used since way back then to spice food and treat ailments. It is among the healthiest and delicious spices known. Ginger can be used fresh, dried, powdered, as oil or juice.
To make it more convenient and accessible there’s ginger tea. Ginger tea is a non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated, and virtually calorie-free drink (unless you add a sweetener). So, it’s a great option if you’re cutting back on any of the above. Ginger tea aids digestion, helps soothe upset stomachs, and can reduce nausea.
Some experts believe the active components in ginger — volatile oils and phenol compounds called gingerols — can help relieve nausea caused by pregnancy, chemotherapy, or surgery.
Drinking ginger tea may help with everything from motion sickness to cancer prevention.
The pungent herb may help:
- lower blood pressure
- prevent heart attacks
- prevent blood clots
- relieve heartburn
- lower cholesterol
- improve blood circulation
Ginger has been used to treat inflammation for centuries and this practice now has a body of scientific evidence behind it. It’s been shown in several studies to help relieve pain from osteoarthritis of the knee in particular.
Ginger tea may also help alleviate headaches, menstrual cramps, sore muscles, and other types of pain.
It’s believed that the antioxidants in ginger can help strengthen your immunity and reduce stress. Inhaling the steam from ginger tea may also help relieve nasal congestion and other respiratory issues from the common cold or environmental allergies.
Although you probably shouldn’t go overboard with it, ginger tea is an easy, delicious, and all-natural way to promote good health. In addition to the many health benefits, you can also simply sit back with a warm mug, breathe in, sip slowly, and enjoy.