Ginger – Zingziber – from Sanskrit meaning shaped like a horn. The rhizome (underground stem) is what we call ginger or ginger root. Ginger is believed to be the world’s oldest spice. It has been highly valued as a medicinal herb for centuries.
History of the Health Benefits of Ginger Tea
Ancient Indian and Chinese herbalist prized ginger for its ability to increase general health, promote vitality and enhance immunity. In Europe during the Middle Ages ginger was a very costly and precious spice, which was used medicinally as a cure-all and as a remedy against the plague. In ancient times the most common way to access the health benefits of the ginger rhizome was to make a tea by placing a thumb-sized piece of ginger in boiling water
Contempory Use of Ginger Tea
Ginger has a stimulating effect on the heart and circulation. It inhibits clotting and thins the blood. Ginger best known for its ability to relieve indigestion, gas pains, diarrhea, and stomach cramping. Ginger is used to treat all forms of nausea and vomiting. It has anti-inflammatory properties which help relieve pain and reduce inflammation associated with arthritis. It also helps to remove toxins from the body. Ginger used as an antidote for colds and food poising. Ginger tea is said to reduce stress. Ginger tea is said to be effective against ailments of the reproductive system. Hot ginger tea promotes perspiration, and has been used to bring down a fever.
Experience the Health Benefits of Ginger Tea
My favorite way to experience the benefits of ginger is as a dehydrated powder tea. Powdered ginger has more nutrients because of the removal of moisture, but more importantly it also has high levels of the pungent substances, which are thought to be the source of ginger’s health promoting qualities. Powdered ginger can be used in many of the same applications as the fresh including as a tea and in cooking.
Enjoy the Health Benefits of Ginger Tea
It’s so easy to make tea out of powdered ginger from the spice rack. I pour 1 cup boiling water over ½ teaspoon ginger powder, steep for ten minutes, add honey and lemon to taste. I have also used the powdered ginger spice instead of capsules. Simply take 1 – 2 teaspoons of powdered ginger two to three times per day. But my all time favorite powdered ginger tea is Prince of Peace Instant Ginger Honey Crystals.
Take the Health Benefits of Ginger Tea With You
I usually carry the packs in my car, and sometimes I have them in my pocket. I use them to get relief not only from stomach upset, but also from migraine headaches my own and those of fellow suffers I come across. This powdered ginger tea is effortless, calming, and effective just open and pour into a cup (or 8oz bottle) of water, hot (my preference), room temperature or cold. Try ginger tea for it’s many health benefits – it works.