Amazing, Medicinal Ginger Tea

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Amazing, Medicinal Ginger Tea

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Ginger is awesome! It’s like a whole medicine chest on its own because this humble root has so many useful properties. Ginger has been used medicinally and as a culinary spice for over 4,000 years in the east and with very good reason. It adds an unmistakable zing to any meal and is so good for you.

Ginger tea is legendary for helping with nausea, stuffy sinuses and sore throats. It is especially effective for relieving the symptoms of colds and flu. The active components of the spice are the volatile oils and powerful phenolic compounds like gingerols and shogaols.

Ginger is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-viral and antifungal. It is loaded with antioxidants and is thought to protect against colorectal and ovarian cancer because it prevents free radical proliferation.

It is also good for:

  • Pain relief in arthritis and osteoarthritis
  • Improving circulation
  • Contributing to cardiovascular health
  • Promoting healthy digestion
  • Easing cramps and indigestion
  • Relieving flatulence
  • Easing menstrual cramps
  • Boosting immunity
  • Treating asthmatic symptoms
  • Balancing blood sugar in diabetes

See how to make medicinal ginger tea below. Drink it while it’s still hot, especially if you have flu.

Ginger is a warming spice that promotes sweating, which is particularly beneficial for respiratory complaints.

Did I mention that it’s delicious too?

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    Ingredients
    • purified water
    • 1 small piece fresh ginger root
    • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
    • 1 small pot
    • black pepper
    • honey to taste
    • 1 Lemon juiced
    Ingredients
    • purified water
    • 1 small piece fresh ginger root
    • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
    • 1 small pot
    • black pepper
    • honey to taste
    • 1 Lemon juiced
      Instructions
      1. Peel and slice the ginger root
      2. Put water, ginger and turmeric into the pot
      3. Bring to the boil and simmer for about 10 minutes or longer (the longer you simmer it, the stronger it gets)
      4. Add a crack or two of black pepper to help the absorption of the turmeric
      5. Stir and strain into a cup
      6. Add lemon juice and honey to taste
      Recipe Notes

      Drink it while it’s still hot, especially if you have flu.

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      By | 2017-04-10T19:41:37+00:00 September 2nd, 2015|Natural Health|0 Comments

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