Ginger Tea Facts

Introduction

Ginger tea was first discovered 5000 years ago in China where it was used as a health booster and was eventually introduced to Europe and the rest of the world. Some people enjoy it first thing in the morning as a pick me up, others prefer to drink it after food to aid digestion (more on this later).

Ginger tea is made by infusing dried or fresh ginger in hot water for a few minutes, allowing the oils of the ginger to infuse into the water before drinking. It has a very comforting taste with a hint of spice. It´s easy to make by slicing fresh ginger into a cup or buy it in tea bags.

Top 6 Benefits

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Ginger tea is mostly used as a digestive aid with it’s soothing properties, however it has been taken to help with nausea and to help with stomach upsets especially after a spicy meal or over eating, such as at celebrations like Christmas.

2.

A 2017 study found that those who consume ginger on a daily basis had a decreased risk of blood pressure. While the study looked specifically at ginger itself, drinking ginger tea regularly could help if you suffer from high blood pressure (hypertension).

3.

There’s been a solid amount of research into ginger and its pain-relieving properties especially for those who suffer with migraines or headaches. Drinking ginger tea on a regular basis could help with pain relief.

4.

Ginger contains key phytonutrients known as gingerols, and research has shown that these can have an antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effect which, when drunk as a tea, may help support a healthy microbiome.

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There have been a few studies into the benefits of ginger when it comes to weight and obesity. A review of this research highlighted that ginger may have a positive impact on obesity through a number of different mechanisms, including appetite control and increasing thermogenesis (heat production). Again, this research is not specific to ginger tea, but it may be beneficial to include ginger tea as part of a balanced diet.

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Ginger is high in antioxidants and has been shown to have antiproliferative effects on tumour cells, in particular pancreatic and colon cancer – consuming ginger tea regularly may offer a preventative effect.

All in all an easy way to add this delicious tea to your daily diet, and add some natural, healthy ingredients to your daily diet.

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