Ginger Tea

Ginger contains heat generating ingredient that warms the body so it’s great for cold winter season.  Because of this heat generating ingredient, ginger promotes metabolism and improves blood flow.  Ginger tea has a lot of benefits that are beneficial to our body.  Sipping on ginger tea can provide relief from some uncomfortable conditions.  When you have no strength or lack of energy, you can drink ginger tea like a panacea.  Let's take a closer look at ginger tea efficacy and ginger tea making.

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Cold Relief and Prevention
It is often said to drink ginger tea early in the cold. This is because the spicy ingredient of zingerone and ginger oil has the effect of sweating. In addition, the ginger odor ingredient zingiberene help eliminate inflammation and the effect of warming the body is good for relieving the early symptoms of cold.

Stomach Soothingand Improves Digestion
Ginger tea is a classical food with a remarkable effect on digestion.  Not only does ginger tea calm the body´s inflammation, it also calms the nausea and relieves the spasm of the body.  It also helps with digestion process and promotes digestion of other foods.  It also helps in the treatment of neuralgia and poor circulation.

Feeling of Satiety
Studies have shown that those who drank ginger tea for breakfast were less likely to feel the hunger after a few hours compared to people who did not drink ginger tea, while the feeling of fullness appeared to be greater.

Flatulence Symptoms Relief
Ginger is a herb that has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties and has been used for a long time as a medicinal product that makes you feel relaxed and comfortable.  Ginger contains a digestive enzyme called zingibain,which acts to break down protein.  It also protects the stomach and lowers cholesterol levels. 

Pain and Sore Muscle Relief
Drinking ginger tea after intense exercise may help relieve muscle soreness.  Studies have shown that women who had 3 grams of ginger everyday experienced less muscle aches after 6 weeks compared to those who did not.  

Prevents Motion Sickness and Morning Sickness
The zingerone(gingerol) ingredient mentioned above suppresses nausea so it´s good for motion sickness.  A glass of ginger tea not only ease motion sickness, but also alleviates morning sickness.  If you consume too much ginger, contraction of the uterus can occur so you must be careful!  Ginger tea can also help women who experience heavy menstrual cramps.


SAFETY CONCERNS

Side effects are rare, but drinking too much ginger tea may cause damage to the gastric mucosa due to excess gastric juice.  Drinking ginger tea too often might not be good If you are suffering from reflux esophagitis, weak stomach or any stomach related illnesses.  There´s no official dosing instructions for ginger tea, you should stop drinking it if you experience unpleasant reactions such as oral irritation, heartburn or diarrhea.  In addition, ginger may not be safe if you have a bleeding disorder or take blood-thinning drugs.