The health benefits of drinking ginger tea have been known since ancient times. Ginger tea has been commonly used to treat digestive disorders but this delicious, refreshing and healthy beverage can offer many more benefits. Studies have shown that ginger tea has anti-inflammatory properties and can potentially help patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Ginger contains natural properties which are believed to improve chronic pain and inflammation according to researchers from the University of Sydney.
Additionally, ginger tea can help improve circulation. Unlike aspirin, it has a calming effect on the stomach and it may also help stress. Ginger has been used in aromatherapy and the spicy aroma released in tea helps to promote relaxation. Some preliminary studies suggest that ginger may also help reduce cholesterol and protect against heart disease. Ginger tea has always had a reputation of being effective during infections such as colds or respiratory tract infections. Chinese studies have shown that ginger tea can work as an immunity booster and be an effective natural drink against the influenza virus. Lastly, ginger tea can help improve morning sickness and also be used as a natural mouth freshener.
Homemade ginger tea preparation is very easy. You can simply make ginger tea by peeling and slicing ginger and boiling it in water. Sliced lemon or honey can be added to provide a pleasant flavor.
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