Saturday, 4 October 2014

GINGER-TEA






Ingredients
  • 4 cups of water
  • Ginger root (about 5 cm)
  • Honey and lemon to taste
Instructions
  1. Buy fresh, whole ginger root. You can easily find it in large supermarkets
  2. Peel the ginger and cut it into thin slices
  3. Boil some water and once it boils, add the ginger slices and let them boil for 15-20 minutes
  4. Take the pot off the stove and cover it with a lid
  5. Leave it for 15 minutes, then strain the tea
Notes
It is best to drink the tea without adding anything. If you do not like its taste you can always add some honey and lemon.


Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric & Ginger Tea


Ingredients
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • Splash of nut or soy milk
  • Raw honey, to taste
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, bring water to boil. Add turmeric and ginger, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in milk and strain tea into a cup. Add honey and enjoy!
BENEFITS OF GINGER-TEA 

Ginger tea is used to relieve a variety of problems, and additional ingredients such as honey, lemon or orange can improve the taste of ginger tea, as well as its health benefits.
Treat Nausea
One of the most recognized benefits of ginger tea is its ability to relieve nausea. A cup of tea before the traveling can prevent nausea and vomiting. Ginger tea is excellent for pregnant women who have problems with morning sickness. Always drink a cup of ginger tea once you feel the first signs of nausea.

Relieves Stress
Ginger tea has a soothing effect on both body and mind. It can relieve stress and tension. A single cup of tea can significantly improve your mood. It gives a calming feeling of freshness. When you are stressed, do not go for some unhealthy relaxation methods, and drink a cup of ginger tea instead – it is proven to reduce the cortisone level in the body.
Improves Circulation
Vitamins, minerals and amino acids contained in ginger will improve the blood circulation and reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Ginger will also prevent the formation of plaque in the arteries and significantly reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke.
Relieves Menstrual Problems
In the traditional Chinese medicine ginger tea (and some brown sugar added) is used to relieve menstrual cramps. Women who often experience severe menstrual cramps should apply some warm ginger tea compresses. Soak a small towel in some hot ginger tea and place it on the stomach. You will soon feel how your muscles relax and the pain disappears.
Improves Digestion
Ginger tea will speed up the food digestion and improve the nutrient absorption. It will also reduce the bloating caused by fast food and overeating. Ginger tea can also regulate your appetite.
Relieves Migraine
Ginger is very effective in relieving migraine. A cup of ginger tea will significantly reduce the chronic inflammation, which is the leading risk factor for the occurrence of migraine.
Relieves Symptoms Of Arthritis
Ginger has a great anti-inflammatory effect, and warm compresses of ginger tea will the relieve the joint pain that causes arthritis.
Increases Fertility
In ancient Chinese medicine ginger was used as an aphrodisiac. Also, it is believed to increase the fertility in men. Some studies have showed that consuming ginger on a daily base can increase the concentration of sperm and help in cases of erectile dysfunction.
Source - Mind Body Green

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