Health Benefits of Ginger Tea


Ruler's of Penmai
Jul 5, 2011
1, Combats stomach discomfort
One of the major benefits of ginger tea is that it assists in the digestion process, thus helpful in improving food absorption and avoiding tummy aches from so much food eating. It is good for digestive tract similar to the Holy Basil tea. Intake of ginger tea every day can provide relief from the stomach problems like diarrhea, flatulence, stomach gas and indigestion. Shogoals and gingerols available in the ginger counteract the stomach acids, tones the digestive tracts muscle and also evoke the emission of digestive juices. Redundant belching can even be prevented by ginger tea.

2, Improves immune system

Drinking ginger tea regularly strengthens immunity since it contains huge amount of antioxidants that increase the immunity of a person. It protects a person against any type of disease or infection. 1 cup of tea a day helps lessen the potential risk of stroke, as ginger acts by breaking down fat deposits which block the arteries. Also, Ginger tea has been proven successful in restoring cholesterol levels to normal and preventing cancer.

3, Treating colds

Drinking ginger herbal tea regularly can be good for you particularly when you suffer from general respiratory ailments such as cough and stuffy nose. Ginger helps in loosening up phlegm and enlarging your lungs, as a result, you can recover speedily from trouble in breathing. Besides, it even combats allergy symptoms, aids with permanent sneezing and hay fever.

4, Encourages normal blood circulation

Ginger has warming properties that help to enhance the blood flow and circulation in the body. Its blood-thinning effects may assist to lessen the gumminess of blood and to ensure improved blood flow to organs and tissues all through the body. The active components of ginger, like minerals and amino acids, improve the circulation of erythrocytes. As a result, the risk of cardiovascular diseases is decreased.

5, Relieves morning sickness

Some degree of nausea or morning sickness is being experienced by the vast majority of pregnant women particularly in the first trimester of her pregnancy. These symptoms can be vary from mild to harsh enough to cause vomiting. These symptoms can be reduced by taking ginger tea, which is a well-known alternative or home remedy for the queasiness of pregnancy. A review of many studies has concluded that ginger is simply as effectual as vitamin B6 in the treatment of morning sickness.

6, Lowers risk of motion sickness

During long journey, carrying ginger tea along can prove to be greatly helpful as this tea is believed to lessen motion sickness. Pregnant woman is recommended to drink 1 cup of tea before traveling since it makes her feel calm by decreasing stress levels. It could even prevent vomiting and nausea, mostly because of the existence of Gingerols, which block the chemoreceptor trigger zone (that initiates vomiting), thus stopping it in the procedure. The other benefit of ginger tea is its relieving influence on headaches.

7, Reduces pain and inflammation

Ginger tea can relieve inflammation of the joints, which is usually referred to as rheumatoid arthritis. It has Gingerols, which hinder COX-1 and COX-2 enzymes that activate production of inflammation-causing chemicals known as prostaglandins. It may be helpful for treating pain linked with headache, osteoarthritis, lower back pain and minor injuries, plus muscle strains and sprains. But, using ginger with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may raise the risk for bleeding and other side effects. For athlete’s foot sufferers, it is suggested to make ginger tea baths to dispose of itchiness and the burning feeling while for other injuries, one can make compresses to lessen swelling.

8, Relieves stress

Taking a whiff of ginger tea makes you cheerful, relieved and puts you in a good mood. It gives the feeling of freshness and stillness for a long period. Its taste dispels all your grief and negative feelings during a bad day. Hence, Ginger tea can be said as an outstanding stress reliever due to its comforting and relaxing scent.

9, Menstrual cramp relief

Ginger tea helps to cure and relieve the cramping which several women suffer during their periods. Woman suffering from menstrual cramps should try putting a hot towel soaked in ginger tea on their uterine region to overcome the pain and relax the muscles. As well, tea with ginger provides a soothing effect.

10, Increases fertility

Ginger is believed to have aphrodisiac properties and if a man drinks ginger tea daily, then it can improve quality of sperm and boost male’s fertility. As per some studies, men taking ginger on a normal basis increase sperm count and activity in comparison to data before trying ginger supplements. It is thought to be useful for males who suffer from erectile dysfunction too.

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