Ginger tea has many health benefits, including:
1. Strengthens the Immune System
The active compounds of ginger, called gingerols and gingerdiol, have strong antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. Ginger also stimulates the ability of the body to stop infections completely naturally, so it is a very good treatment in the case of flu and cold.
The potent anti-inflammatory compounds in ginger prevent many ailments and soothe the pain in joints and muscles due to inflammation. Also, chronic inflammation has been connected to diabetes, autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular diseases, arthritis, pulmonary diseases and Alzheimer’s disease.
3. Boosts Brain Power
The daily use of ginger will enhance the cognitive abilities as well as the memory, as it prevents inflammation, apoptosis and oxidative stress. It is very useful in the case of middle-aged women. It is also useful as it clears mental fog and relaxes the overactive mind.
4. Promotes Circulation
Ginger promotes a proper blood flow, as it fights the markers of cardiovascular disease, like high cholesterol or high blood pressure. Also ginger successfully clears the arterial plaque away, which is a sticky combination of calcium and fatty substances which is deposited in the lining of the artery wall. These deposits restrict the blood flow. Therefore, ginger successfully prevents heart attacks and strokes.
5. Enhances Digestion
The gingerols and shogaol in ginger trigger digestion and enhance the absorption of nutrients. Thus, its intake will help you avoid constipation, nausea, gastric lesions, cramps, diarrhea and vomiting.
6. Cancer-fighting properties
Due to its strong anti-inflammatory properties, ginger is very good in the fight against cancer, because it prevents its promotion, survival, proliferation and metastasis of cancer cells. Many studies have provided evidence that ginger successfully prevents skin, liver, bladder, breast, lung, prostate, lymphoma, pancreas, and colorectal cancer.
This is how to prepare ginger tea:
4 -6 thin slices of raw ginger,1 cup of water,raw organic honey (optional) and a small ceramic saucepan.
Pour the water into the saucepan and bring it to boil. Then, put the ginger but lower the heat, and boil them for 10-15 minutes. Then, remove the saucepan from the heat and pour the tea into your cup. Add honey to taste.