Ginger Tea (organic)
Ceylon Ginger Tea (organic)
Making a good cup of ginger tea requires fresh ginger and filtered water. The rest of the ingredients are optional, but it might taste better with a little honey or pure brown cane sugar in it, as well a splash of fresh lemon juice or mint. Camomile flowers, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, or an Echinacea tincture can be also be added to the tea but are optional. Don’t add everything at the same time — try different combinations.
You'll also need a grater or zester, as well as a kettle or a saucepan to boil the water and something to strain the tea if you are not using a teapot that has one in it. I like to grate my ginger instead of slicing it because it releases more aroma and flavors. I don’t juice my ginger; I keep it simple.
Health benefits include:
Researchers say the active volatile oils and pungent phenol compounds, such as gingerols and shogaols, are what give ginger its power, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Tea made from ginger has high levels of vitamin C and amino acids, as well as various trace elements such as calcium, zinc, sodium, phosphorus, and many others.
Acid reflux occurs when stomach acids flow in the wrong direction and rise back up toward your esophagus, causing a burning sensation along their way. Ginger is one of the most effective natural treatments for heartburn. Whether powdered, pickled, or fresh, it relieves the pain and discomfort of heartburn fast.
Drinking ginger tea can:
- Help the body absorb nutrients
- Help alleviate the stomach pain
- Help with irritable bowl syndrome
- Help with weight loss
- Help fight cancer
- Help manage glucose levels
- Improve circulation
- Improve the food digestion
- Increases the production of gastric juice
- Protect against Alzheimer’s Disease
- Open inflamed airways
- Reduce arthritic inflammation
- Relieve menstrual discomfort
- Relieve stress
- Prevent acid reflux (heartburn)
- Stimulate appetite