Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tea Week>>How to Make Ginger Tea - Ginger Tea Recipe


Given the amazing health benefits of ginger, I thought I'd post an easy ginger tea recipe that you can make at home. Of course, you can buy ginger tea in stores, but homemade is always better.

Ingredients
1. grated ginger root
2. water
3. half lemon
4. Agave or brown rice syrup

Directions
Boil the water in a small saucepan and stir in the ginger root.

Drink straight or add lemon and/or your favorite sweetener to taste. Ginger tea with honey is a soothing drink when you have a cold or the flu.

More info:::::
Ginger is the underground rhizome of the ginger plant with a firm, striated texture. The flesh of the ginger rhizome can be yellow, white or red in color, depending upon the variety. It is covered with a brownish skin that may either be thick or thin, depending upon whether the plant was harvested when it was mature or young.

Health Benefits

Historically, ginger has a long tradition of being very effective in alleviating symptoms of gastrointestinal distress. In herbal medicine, ginger is regarded as an excellent carminative (a substance which promotes the elimination of intestinal gas) and intestinal spasmolytic (a substance which relaxes and soothes the intestinal tract). Modern scientific research has revealed that ginger possesses numerous therapeutic properties including antioxidant effects, an ability to inhibit the formation of inflammatory compounds, and direct anti-inflammatory effects.

1 comment:

Synaura said...

Health beverage should be part of our diet to enhance our health and eliminate harmful degenerative conditions that our body may incur.
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