Since primeval time, ginger has been used as a natural ingredient in tea and for medicinal purposes. Ginger root is used to make ginger tea and it is consumed by many people every day. There are different types for making ginger tea such as with honey, with lemon juice and with peppermint. There are many health benefits of ginger tea. In this article there are health benefits of ginger root tea.
Ginger has been used for many cures since ancient times. It is not believable that a little root of ginger has so much of potency. It is harvested year round. Ginger is famous for its pungent taste all around the world. For gastrointestinal problems and flu symptoms the ginger root tea has been used as medicine. Ginger tea is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, magnesium, and potassium. In many different cultures and books Ginger tea is recommended as medicine. An excessive consumption of ginger tea can have serious side effects.
Health benefits of ginger tea
Drinking ginger root tea can also stop vomiting and nausea. Consuming ginger root tea aids in the secretion of digestive juices, which controls the stomach acid and relaxes the intestinal muscles. To get relief from vomiting and nausea have a cup of ginger tea twice a day.
The ginger tea can be used cure flatulence, diarrhea and indigestion. All the digestion problems solve by taking one or two cups of ginger root tea everyday. It relieves gases and other stomach problems too by breaking down the proteins in foods.
For cold and flu Ginger root tea is an exceptional medicine. Drinking a hot cup of ginger root tea makes the body sweat, which breaks the fever and dispels pathogens. The spicy taste of ginger releases the congestion in the nose, caused due to mucus, providing relief from cold.
Relieving Joint Pain
By stimulating blood circulation ginger has been used to treat joint pain and has been used to relieve symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and Raynaud’s syndrome.
Promoting Heart Health:
5 grams of dried ginger a day slow the making of triglycerides and LDL (bad) cholesterol in the liver. Ginger also prevent platelets from sticking together, a condition that could increase the risk of heart attack or stroke.
For retreating the effects of morning sickness ginger root tea works the best, which generally lasts for a day. While making ginger root tea during pregnancy, avoid taking powdered or artificial form of ginger. Make fresh ginger root tea for best results.
Drinking at least two cups of freshly made ginger root tea with brown sugar, if the pain is severe. This helps the body to wash away all the waste. Consuming ginger root tea for menstrual cramps directs the blood to the pelvic area, which ease the blockages. Antispasmodic properties of ginger come to aid to relieve menstrual cramps.
To reduce the occurrence of nausea and vomiting after surgery take ginger root tea prior to surgery. The regular consumption of ginger tea may help reduce the incidence of stomach upset or vomiting during the post-operative period.
- Ginger root tea gives relief from migraines and headaches.
- Having a cup of ginger root tea is the best home remedy for asthma. It eliminates the mucus and removes the blockages from the wind pipe.
- It helps alleviates dizziness and motion sickness.
- It also serves as an anti-clotting herb.
- Ginger prevents cancer by destroying the cancerous cells.
- It helps controls blood sugar.
- The spicy taste of ginger adds freshness to the breath. Having ginger tea is the best remedy for bad breath.
- It regulates blood pressure by improving blood circulation.
- It helps to control inflammation and combat infection.
- Ginger increases body resistance to stress and illnesses.
- It fights ovarian cancer by killing malignant cells.
- It prevents the occurrence of flatulence.
Side effects of Ginger tea
Side Effects of Over Consumption:
Ginger tea must be consumed in limited amount. The overdose of ginger tea affects the digestive system. Drinking ginger tea in surplus amount affects the digestive system. It causes a person to suffer from nausea, diarrhea and even heartburn. Over consumption may also lead to production of acids in the human body, leading to acidity.
Anesthesia and Ginger Tea:
If a person has consumed ginger tea just before a surgery it can be a reason for certain complications in the surgery. With ginger tea drugs managed for anesthesia are found to react, leading to complications, such as hindrance in healing of wounds or photosensitive reactions and bleeding as a result of interaction with anticoagulants.
Eating ginger may worsen gallstones because it increases bile production.
Patients of Blood Disorders:
In the functioning of the platelets that are responsible for the clotting of blood ginger tea might be an obstruction. Patients who suffer from blood disorders such as hemophilia must consult their physician before drinking ginger tea.
Because ginger may act as a blood thinner, anyone taking anticoagulants should avoid eating large amounts of this spice.
Ginger tea is rumored to be a substance that is toxic to the unborn child. Morning sickness patients should stay away from ginger tea. Some medical practitioners prescribe ginger tea as a medicine for morning sickness. The best is to avoid over consumption of ginger tea.
Ginger Tea before Sleep:
One of the common side effects of ginger tea is that it ‘kills’ sleep. If ginger tea is consumed before going to bed, there are chances that you would not be able to sleep for a very long time and might also experience heartburn.
Avoid ingesting large amounts of ginger if you have ulcers or inflammatory bowel disease.
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