Ginger tea

What is ginger?

Ginger, whose botanical name is Zingiber or commonly called ginger, is a plant native to the East. It grows in the monsoonal equatorial areas, has elongated leaves, yellow or purple inflorescences and its plant can reach a meter in height. It is part of the cardamom family, it does not produce fruit but its rhizome or tuber-shaped root is used. Its properties have also been recognized by modern medicine. In China, ginger is one of the oldest remedies of their traditional medicine. In India it is counted as a pesticide in Ayurvedic medicine. Ginger can be found both wild and cultivated. The wild variety has a finer tuber, is very fibrous and spicy; the cultivated variety has a more fleshy and less spicy tuber.

What are the properties of ginger tea

Drinking ginger tea is like taking a long life elixir. Ginger contains starch, resin and essential oils. It is indicated to fight ulcer, adjuvant for the central nervous system, excellent anticonvulsant and analgesic. It fights fatigue and stress, promotes blood circulation, and is a natural antiseptic. The ginger tea is also recommended against nausea and vomiting that can appear in case of intestinal influences, car sickness or in the first months of pregnancy. Another peculiar feature is that of promoting weight loss. If we include a nice cup of ginger tea daily in our diet, we will soon see excellent results. In fact, in addition to having a digestive and fat-burning action, it accelerates the functions of the metabolism,

Benefits of ginger tea

Ginger tea is the simplest and most effective way to take advantage of all its virtues. In addition to its high slimming power, it stimulates the secretion of bile and being a strong bactericide, it eliminates the air in the intestine, promoting the growth of intestinal bacterial flora. It is therefore helpful for colic or various forms of colitis. As an analgesic, it is indicated for headache and toothache. It fights bad cholesterol in the blood and, in taking it as a slimming, we will also have a double beneficial effect on our body. In one hundred grams of ginger we will have only 80 kcal, 78.9 gr. approx of water, 17.8 gr. about carbohydrates, 2 gr. approx. of fiber, 1.8 gr. approx of fiber, 0.75 gr. approx of fat. The percentage is about 83.5% of carbohydrates, about 8.5% of proteins, about 7.9% of fats. Contains minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium, iron, manganese, zinc, copper, selenium. The vitamins present in ginger are: B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, C, E, J. The amino acids present are aspartic acid and glutamic acid.

Ginger tea: How to prepare ginger tea

To be able to enjoy an excellent ginger herbal tea, just follow a simple procedure. You will take the fresh ginger root by cutting it into small pieces. Five or six pieces will suffice as this root is quite strong and spicy. We will boil the water of our herbal tea with the ginger inside and cook it for about four minutes. Remove the pot from the heat, add some lemon juice. We will pour our herbal tea into a cup by adding a teaspoon of honey. Acacia honey is the most suitable, otherwise we will add another type, according to our tastes. If we want to increase the taste of the lemon, we can put its peel to boil together with the ginger. The lemon must be organic and untreated and we must avoid the white part of the peel which is bitter. There

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