Ginger, known for its soothing and calming effects with a very tasty but the harsh flavour.
Ginger is an herb but is also used as a spice because of its numerous health benefits, it is popularly used in foods, especially cakes, breads, biscuits, candies and most importantly as a tea.
Ginger is used across the world for over two thousand years, it was used in China as a medicine to help prevent or cure a variety of health problems. Ginger is packed with vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, amino acids, sodium and fibre just to name a few.
Originated from China, ginger has now become very popular worldwide especially in Jamaica, Brazil, Asia where it is used as a spice and popular in some African countries. One of the best things that you can get from ginger is its tea.
Ginger tea, known to prevent and cure a variety of health issues. The tea is made by simply adding boiling water to thinly cut ginger roots and make it simmer for a few minutes, you can add sweeteners for a better taste and most people use lemons for added benefits.
The health benefits in a cup of ginger tea are endless, because of its rich source of anti-oxidants, it is known to help fight cancer, including ovarian cancer in women, it is also beneficial in preventing Alzheimers’s disease, research have shown that ginger helps to slow down the loss of brain cells.
Consuming ginger tea promotes weight loss as it acts as a fat burner which makes you feel full so you eat less. Ginger is known to help alleviate morning sickness in pregnant women because of its calming agents. This nutritious tea is beneficial in treating fever, cough, influenza (flu), infertility, erectile dysfunction and viral infections, women also used this special tea to treat or cure menstrual discomfort like cramping, other benefits includes treating diabetes, improve circulation, boosts the immune system, clears the sinuses and gives you a fresher breath.
With so many health benefits, who would resist a cup of ginger tea, so the next time you go shopping for groceries, make ginger part of it and instead of going for a pill when having any of the above illnesses, go for a cup of ginger tea, it is guaranteed to make you feel better. And although it is recommended by doctors, it doesn’t hurt to double check because as you know our bodies respond to herbs or any other medications differently but bare in mind that it must not be given to children under two years old.