How to Make Ginger Tea – The Health Benefits of Ginger Tea

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Ginger is a popular addition to energy drinks, with good reason. You can get the energy and health benefits of ginger tea without purchasing these expensive and sugar laden drinks.

Instead, why not try ginger tea? You can purchase fresh ginger root in most supermarkets now. While the cost per pound is not very expensive, you do not need anywhere near a pound. I frequently purchase a small knob and use it fresh.

Ginger Tea Recipe

To make 4 cups of tea, start with a 1 inch piece of ginger. Peel the ginger and grate it coarsely or slice thinly.

Bring 4 cups of water to a boil and add the ginger. Reduce the heat and simmer the tea for 15 to 20 minutes depending on the strength you like.

Pour off the tea, or strain if necessary. Enjoy hot or cold. Many enjoy the tea as is, but you can also sweeten it with a little honey, and lemon is optional.

Ginger tea is commonly used as a cold remedy. It is said to boost the immune system, soothe sore throats, and treat bouts of flu. It is also believed to improve digestion and help relieve nausea.

Still not convinced to try ginger tea? Consider these known health benefits:

  • Improves circulation and blood flow
  • Relieves cold and flu symptoms
  • Eases stomach cramps, improves digestion and relieves nausea
  • Reduces menstrual cramping
  • Helps regulate blood sugar
  • Boosts the immune system

Ginger tea is a healthy and spicy drink that will give you energy, boost your immune system and refresh your soul. Try a cup today.

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Source by Diane Watkins

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