7 WAYS GINGER TEA HELPS OUR HEALTH

College of DuPage Nursing Student Henu Kausal shared with Healthy Lombard that nothing beats cold in the winter like a piping hot cup of ginger tea. With its significant levels of Vitamin C, magnesium and other minerals, ginger root, also known as Zingiber officinale, is extremely beneficial for health. I am a big ginger tea addict. I love drinking Ginger tea specially in the early morning before I start my day and then sometimes during the evening as well whenever I feel tired. After making ginger tea, you can always add different flavors to it like peppermint, honey, lemon or cinnamon to have it taste good. I personally like ginger tea with some honey, fennel seeds, basil and some milk added to it.  Ginger tea has so many health benefits and here is why you should make this soothing beverage an integral part of your lifestyle:

Relieve nausea

Drinking a cup of ginger tea before traveling can help prevent nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness. You can also drink a cup at the first sign of nausea to relieve the symptom. But it may be the most effective when it comes to pregnancy-related nausea, such as morning sickness.  According to a review of 12 studies that included a total of 1,278 pregnant women, 1.1-1.5 grams of ginger can significantly reduce symptoms of nausea.

Improve stomach performance

Useful in improving digestion and increasing absorption of food, ginger tea can be bloating after eating too much.

Reduce inflammation

Ginger contains anti-inflammatory properties that make it an ideal home remedy for muscle and joint problems. In addition to drinking ginger tea, you can also use it to soak inflamed joints.

Fight respiratory problems

Ginger tea can help relieve congestion associated with the common cold. Try a cup of ginger-tea for the respiratory symptoms associated with environmental allergies.

Improve blood circulation

The vitamins, minerals and amino acids in ginger tea can help restore and improve blood circulation that may help decrease the chance of cardiovascular problems. Ginger may prevent fat from depositing in the arteries helping to prevent heart attacks and stroke.

Relieve menstrual discomfort

This one is for all women suffering from menstrual cramps. Try soaking a towel in warm ginger tea and apply it to your lower abdomen. It may help relieve the pain and relax the muscles. At the same time, drink a cup of ginger tea with honey.

Relieve stress

Ginger tea has calming properties that may help lower your stress and tension. This is thought to be due to a combination of strong aroma and healing properties. A small study published in The Journal of Pain in 2010 found that consuming either raw or heated ginger was associated with an up to 25% reduction in soreness after exercise, compared with a placebo.

Fight respiratory problems

Ginger tea can help relieve congestion associated with the common cold. Try a cup of ginger-tea for the respiratory symptoms associated with environmental allergies.

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