A couple of days ago, I got an email with a recipe to prepare ginger tea along with some information about its qualities and benefits. I’ve been aware of ginger for many year, knowing that is widely used in some of the oriental food that I love so much, and to make cookies, specially during Christmas time. But other than that, I didn’t know much about it until this week when I decided to do a little research, and taste the tea. This is what I found, and my advice to prepare the tea.
For many centuries, the root of ginger has been utilized in Asia as a spice in food or in medicine to treat pain, joints, common colds and even indigestion.
Raw or cooked ginger could be an effective analgesic, even for inflammatory diseases like Arthrosis and Arthritis. The inflammation caused by these two conditions is the main cause of all kind of pain in the joints and muscles.
Ginger contains twelve different compounds which fight inflammation. One of these compounds lessens pain receptacles and acts in the nerve system. Together, they work similar to the anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen and aspirin, but without the secondary effects.
Ginger is typically safe to intake, but everyone is different and may have different symptoms and reactions to it; always be cautious.
During my research I found a great article about 22 Health Benefits of Ginger Root & Ginger Tea.
This is a good, effective, and tasty recipe to prepare Ginger Tea. It will stimulate your blood circulation and will alleviate any paint in your joints.
4 glasses of water
1 Piece of Ginger (approximately 5 cm long), peeled, and sliced thinly
Lemon, Lime, or Orange
Boil the water in a sauce pan. Add the ginger and turn down the heat. Cover the pan and boil for 15 minutes. Add lemon and honey to taste.
I really enjoyed drinking ginger tea. It has a spicy and stimulating flavor. I will add this excellent herb to our family diet and expect to write more about it in the future.