As a busy mom, my breakfast is some green or black tea with a bowl of oatmeal. When I started studying with Herbal Academy on various herbs, I realized that although I love buying that store-bought tea as it's easy in my busy morning, sometimes let's indulge and whip up something special at home! And if you are feeling so, you've come to the right place! I am hooked on making ginger tea this winter and calling it a day. Especially here in Bay Area, we have crazy dark and rainy days.
So, now you all know that I am all about sustainability and practicality, I want to assure you that making your own ginger tea is easier than you think. On that rainy day, not only will it satisfy your craving for something warm and delicious on chilly days, but it's also jam-packed with wellness benefits! So let's start making our delicious ginger tea and get ready: with this blog post, l want to show you exactly how to make this easy drink in just a few simple steps. But before we move further, let's talk first benefits of ginger tea!
Ginger Tea Benefits
Growing up in India, I used ginger everywhere (in curries, stews, soups, dal, and chai )as it offers excellent wellness benefits, as I mentioned earlier. In addition, ginger tea is a delicious and healthy drink. In theory, Ginger tea is made from ginger root, which has been used for centuries to treat various illnesses, especially in Ayurveda and Herbal. Ginger tea is a great way to improve your health and a refreshing drink that tastes great.
Ginger Tea as Detoxing Drink
Now coming down to tangible benefits, ginger is detoxifying tea that improves digestion. Its anti-inflammatory qualities help.
Drinking ginger tea includes improved digestion, reduced inflammation, reduced nausea and vomiting, and improved circulation. When I detox, ginger tea is a natural detoxifier for me, and it can help rid my body of harmful toxins. Additionally, ginger tea is an excellent source of antioxidants, which can help protect your body against free radical damage.
It has excellent antioxidant properties.
Due to its antioxidant properties, Ginger tea is also beneficial for skin health. The antioxidants in ginger tea can also help protect the skin from free radical damage, which can lead to premature aging. Along with green tea, ginger tea is a great one in terms of anti-aging. Additionally, as I said, drinking ginger tea regularly helps flush out toxins from your body, making your skin look clearer and brighter.
Great food to add for healthy digestion
Furthermore, ginger tea may help improve digestion and reduce nausea and vomiting. So, ginger helps stimulate digestive enzymes that break down food more quickly. This enables you to absorb more nutrients from your food and better digest it so that it doesn't sit in your stomach for too long or cause nausea or vomiting. I sometimes keep dried ginger in my handbag as I am nauseous.
Ginger Tea and Gut Health
Ginger tea is an excellent choice for maintaining healthy gut health. The active compounds found in the ginger root have been shown to reduce inflammation throughout the gut and improve digestion. The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger are thought to help reduce bloating, gas, cramping, constipation, and other digestive issues. Additionally, ginger has been found to promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut that can help keep your digestive system functioning correctly.
Aside from providing numerous health benefits for your digestive system, drinking ginger tea can also benefit mental well-being due to its calming effect on the body and mind. Ginger can help reduce stress and anxiety while improving moods and cognitive function. So, if you're looking for a delicious way to enjoy a hot drink while reaping all these fantastic health benefits – give ginger tea a try!
If you want a healthy and delicious drink, ginger tea is the way to go. It is easy to make and can be enjoyed hot or cold, so you don't have any excuses during summer.
How to make ginger tea?
Ginger is one of the most accessible vegetables in grocery stores; it's a soothing and detoxing vegetable that can be consumed even though you have acidity problems. It's simple to make and only requires a few ingredients. Here's how to make ginger tea:
1. Start peeling a fresh ginger root and slicing it into thin pieces. The thinner the slices, the more infusion can be more straightforward.
2. Bring water to a boil now in a boiling kettle; we will use this infusion pot and add the ginger slices in the middle part.
3. Now add boiling water to the infusion. Pot and let the ginger simmer for 10-15 minutes.
4. Strain the tea and enjoy!
Let's talk about Ginger Tea Variations:
While drinking ginger tea daily can be dull, I am giving you a few options. Although brewing a cup of ginger tea is a wonderfully gentle way to relax and unwind after a long day, sometimes I need something more than that.
And I totally agree that for some of us, ginger tea can be blah in taste. That's why I wanted to share some recipes that can be combined with other kitchen ingredients to enlighten your mood and health.
If you're new to brewing ginger tea, here are a few recipes to get you started, or I should say, add these ingredients:
Ginger and Honey Tea
1-inch piece fresh ginger root
1 cup water
Honey or agave nectar (optional)
Peel the ginger and slice it into thin pieces. Bring the water to a boil, then add the ginger slices. Let the tea steep for 5-10 minutes, then strain out the ginger slices. Sweeten with honey or agave nectar if desired. Serve hot.
Ginger, Turmeric, and Lemon Tea Recipe
1 2-inch pieces fresh ginger root
1/4 inch turmeric
4 cups water
Honey or agave nectar (optional)
Peel and slice the ginger into thin pieces. Bring the water to a boil in a pot on the stovetop, then add the ginger slices. Reduce heat and let simmer for 30 minutes. Strain out the ginger slices and discard them. If desired, sweeten with honey or agave nectar, and add 1/4 inch turmeric powder. Mix it well. Also, it doesn't hurt to add a few drops of lemon from it! Serve hot with lemon wedges if desired.
Wrap up with a final thought on ginger tea.
It's no secret that ginger tea is excellent for digestion, but it turns out it's also great for moms like us! Recent studies show ginger tea can help increase milk production in breastfeeding mothers. So if you're struggling to produce enough milk, or if your baby is having trouble with digestion, be sure to give ginger tea a try!
I hope you've enjoyed learning about the benefits of ginger tea and how to make it at home. For more information on healthy living, check out our blog for more tips and tricks. And remember to stock up on ginger tea to enjoy a cup any time of day!