A soothing, piping hot cup of Ginger Tea

Ginger TeaThese days, many people are becoming more health conscious and picky about the kinds of food and drink they consume.  Particularly popular nowadays are organic beverages rather than fizzy drinks and artificially flavoured juices. More and more people are now fond of drinking black and green teas that help improve their body systems.

But aside from these famous hot drinks, herbal infusions can be equally beneficial and in many places these are as readily available for the consumer.

In fact one of the ingredients of a tasty brew that can have positive effects on the body can likely be found in your kitchen. That is the spice Ginger. When added to a piping hot cup of water, Ginger infuses the liquid, producing a powerful drink that can provide plenty of health benefits.

The Ginger root been used for thousands of years as a quick and natural remedy. However, it is only in recent years that the plant’s healthy properties have been uncovered by scientists. Research shows that ginger contains many valuable compounds like gingerol, shogaol, paradol and zingerone. These pungent phenolic substances are known to exhibit a variety of biological activities including anti-cancer, anti-inflammation and anti-oxidation.

Latest studies have continued to support the impressive healing properties of Ginger Tea. The aforementioned potent compounds work primarily in the stomach and intestines as well as in the brain and nervous system. Ginger Tea is commonly used as a relief for stomach upsets as it plays a vital role in proper digestion. This indirectly improves food absorption, avoiding stomach pain and unnecessary belching.

Another health benefit of Ginger Tea is the effect of soothing the nerves, especially in motion sickness and the resultant symptoms of vomiting, headaches and migraines. It can also help fight the effects of jet lag after a long trip. From relieving nausea to boosting brain health, enhancing weight loss and controlling blood sugar, a cup or two of Ginger Tea each day has the potential to make a big impact on your health.

Seek medical advice
If you are planning to incorporate this soothing beverage in your daily routine, yet taking medicines at the same time, it is advisable to have a word with your doctor first to know the possible side effects and interactions. Similarly, though uncommon, some people may have an allergy to ginger. If you experience any food allergy symptoms such as rashes, itching or swelling after drinking ginger tea, discontinue use immediately and consult your doctor.

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