You may not know about these benefits of ginger tea, so I thought I would put them together in one area to show you why you need to start adding a cup of ginger tea to your daily routine. I love tea. I can’t drink green, black or white tea because the leaves have tannins which inhibit the absorption of iron. Since I’m anemic and have had several transfusions because of that, that’s not a good thing. Instead of traditional teas, I drink herbal teas and medicinal teas. Most of them taste good, and they are a healthier choice for me. Ginger tea tastes fantastic with lemon just for a satisfying afternoon drink, but there are also quite health benefits you should be aware. This post contains affiliate links.
8 Amazing Benefits of Ginger Tea
Ginger tea is made from the ginger root and not the leaves like many teas are made. I buy the ginger root at our larger grocery store in the city because my regular grocery store doesn’t carry it. Here are some of the benefits of ginger tea:
- Reduce nausea – Drink a cup of tea the moment you notice yourself feeling nauseous and it can contribute to reducing the feeling. Drink a cup before flying if you are prone to motion sickness.
- Help with bloating and digestion – Drinking a cup of ginger tea after a large meal can help with indigestion and bloat.
- Reduce inflammation – Inflammation can cause many problems in your body, and ginger has anti-inflammatory properties. Those with muscle and joint problems may find relief by drinking ginger tea.
- Help with congestion – If you’re congested and stuffed up from the common cold, you may find relief with a hot cup of ginger tea. Stir in a teaspoon of local raw honey for an added health boost.
- Improve blood circulation – Ginger tea has vitamins, minerals and amino acids that may contribute to improving blood circulation.
- Relief from PMS – For those that have cramps from PMS, soak a towel in warm ginger tea a place it against your lower stomach. It may help reduce pain and lessen cramps. Remember; ginger tea has anti-inflammatory properties even when applied topically.
- Boost your immune system – Because ginger tea is high in antioxidants; it can help boost your immune system. Add a slice of lemon to your tea for a boost of Vitamin C at the same time.
- Stress relief – The fragrance of fresh ginger tea can be soothing and may help with stress relief. Add a few dried lavender or chamomile buds to your tea strainer for even more stress relief.
I find that the easiest way to keep the ginger pieces out of my tea is with a tea ball placed in the pot of water. Just put the sliced ginger into the tea ball and drop it in the pot of water. Boil the required time, remove the tea ball, and toss the ginger. Your tea water won’t have little pieces of ginger in it. It’s also an easy way to add chamomile and lavender buds to your tea. If you want to enjoy the benefits of ginger tea with a slightly different taste, you can try adding cinnamon sticks or star anise as well.
- One ginger root
- 2 cups of water
- 1 lemon
- raw local honey
- Place slices of ginger root in a pot of water.
- Bring to a boil and cook about 15 minutes.
- Squeeze the juice of half a lemon into your tea cup.
- Remove the ginger slices.
- Pour the tea into your teacup.
- Stir in a teaspoon of local raw honey.