Ginger is used in a variety of cooking, from Asian foods and stir-fries to baked goods and marinades. But did you know ginger tea is a delicious beverage that also happens to have several benefits?
If you’re not already a ginger tea drinker, read on to discover reasons to incorporate this beverage into your diet. And get a couple wonderful ginger tea recipes to boot.
Ginger Tea Benefits
Ginger tea is packed with powerful ingredients, including vitamin C, amino acids, calcium, zinc, sodium, phosphorus and more. Because of these components, drinking ginger tea can provide a variety of benefits, such as:
- Alleviating an upset stomach/nausea
- Helping with weight loss
- Helping the body to absorb nutrients
- Helping to manage glucose levels
- Boosting blood circulation
- Improving digestion
- Reducing inflammation related to arthritis
- Relieving menstrual discomfort
- Reducing stress
- Boosting the immune system
- Reducing cold symptoms, flu-like symptoms, congestion and sinus issues
Support your overall well-being by drinking our different varieties of ginger tea below:
Sip when you need assistance with digestion, to help reduce inflammation, and to boost immunity.
Fight off fatigue and illness with this intensely flavored, caffeine-free herbal tea featuring notes of licorice, lemongrass, and orange.
Feeling under the weather? Try this soothing blend to buzz your way back
How To Make Ginger Tea
Want to DIY your ginger tea? Below is a great recipe to start with as a foundation, which you can adjust to your taste preferences. It makes 1 cup of ginger tea.
- 1 heaping teaspoon grated ginger (from a piece of fresh, whole, unpeeled ginger root)
- 1 cup boiling water
- Stir the grated ginger into the cup of boiling water.
- Let steep for 2 minutes.
- Strain or let the ginger settle at the bottom of the cup.
- Let tea cool for about 2 minutes.
You can also check out this recipe, which adds fresh lemon juice, fresh mint, and honey for more flavor.
Enjoy drinking ginger tea as part of your daily wellness routine. And be sure to stock up on your supply to get through the upcoming cold and flu season!