Ginger is an essential household ingredient found in abundance in Southeast Asian countries.
Ginger comes in many forms be it fresh in its root form, dried, powdered, preserved, candied or pickled. Used in cuisines, drinks or remedies, ginger holds a special place all in all households across the world and is widely popular for its many health benefits. Gingerol is the bioactive component of Ginger and is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.
As far as flavor is concerned, a cup of fragrant ginger tea is the perfect beverage to warm you up on a cold day. It’s also traditional in many South Asian families to enjoy a cup of warm ginger tea at the end of a hearty meal.
But in terms of health benefits, what is ginger tea ideal for?
Ginger tea for nausea has been used in households across the world, especially to help pregnant women with morning sickness. It is also effective to ward off nausea that prevails in cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy.
Boosts the Digestive System
Enjoying a cup of ginger tea after the end of a heavy meal can cut down on the time food lingers in the gut. Research indicates that ginger increases gastrointestinal motility which is the rate at which food exits the stomach and continues in the digestive process. This reduces fermentation of food, bloating and intestinal gas and increases metabolism.
Helps Heart Health
Does ginger lower blood pressure? Containing both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agents, ginger may help to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels while combating diabetes. The consumption of ginger tea regularly may also prevent further heart disease.
A Friend of Weight Loss
Ginger is an excellent companion for weight loss as it may help in weight management, boosts the digestive system, encourages insulin sensitivity and reduces cholesterol levels. The consumption of ginger tea on a regular basis along with a proper diet and exercise will assist in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Interested to learn more about ginger and how it can help you with weight management? Read our blog.
Beneficial to Women’s Health
Ginger tea benefits women and their health too, especially when it comes to alleviating monthly cramps, known as dysmenorrhea. It also assists in the prevention of bloating and diarrhea during periods. Ginger may also have properties to assist those with irregular menstrual cycles and hormonal imbalances.
Being a powerful antioxidant, ginger contains antibacterial and antiviral properties that help ward off illnesses. Ginger tea is said to increase oral health as it helps fight harmful bacteria found in the mouth. Teamed with turmeric, cinnamon, lime and honey it also builds immunity in the body.
Ginger Tea Recipe
If you’re looking for a ginger tea recipe for nausea or to simply add it to your diet, easily brew a cup with Nature’s Rare. It’s as simple as dropping a sachet of Nature’s Rare Pure Ginger Brew into a mug of warm (not boiling) water, letting it steep for a few minutes and sitting back to enjoy the flavors and benefits of this age-old spice.