Ginger tea or Adrak ki Chai is possibly one of the tastiest beverages while being highly nutritious. Drink a cup of ginger tea any time of the day – however, it is best in the morning. Consuming this tea within the first half-hour of awaking is the ideal way to break the overnight fast, rev up your metabolism, and also keep you from feeling nauseated. Additionally, ginger tea is a tasty yet simple recipe that helps relieve ailments such as cold, flu, and a sore throat. 

With a warm and mildly spicy flavor, ginger tea is the ideal drink for cold winter months. You can prepare ginger tea by adding ginger to your everyday tea preparation or by using tea bags. You could also grate or thinly slice fresh ginger, add hot water, cover this mix and allow it to stand for about five minutes. Finally, strain the water and add honey or lemon juice for added flavor, and consume immediately. Ginger is a super spice – it contains Vitamins B3 and B6 and C, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, phosphorous, and lots more. 

As with any ingredient – it is advisable to seek the advice of your doctor/nutritionist before including or increasing the use of ginger in your diet. 

  • Relieve Digestive Irritation/Pain

This natural ‘medicine’ is known to have the potential to calm/alleviate digestive problems and nausea, without the side effects. It is also known to alleviate symptoms such as vomiting, dizziness, cold sweats, and others -associated with motion and morning sickness.  

  • Alleviate Inflammation

Gingerols, the phytonutrients in Ginger are known to possess antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, and as a tea, may support a healthy microbiome (the microorganisms in a particular environment (including the body or a part of the body - Wikipedia).

A study conducted in 2017 by the National Library of Medicine, revealed that the individuals who consumed ginger every day had lowered susceptibility to high blood pressure. As advised, always check with your doctor before adding or removing anything from your diet. 

  • Possible Protection of the Brain

Oxidative stress and inflammation are two major reasons for the development of degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, in the brain. Ginger is known to have properties that offer protection from these two major reasons, and also contains rich amounts of antioxidants. Ginger tea is a tasty and nutritious way of consuming these beneficial compounds. 

  • Aid in Weight Loss

Although not conclusive, there have been studies that show the link between the compounds in ginger and the regulation of weight. Ginger compounds are said to increase heat production and control the appetite, which positively impacts obesity. 

  • Alleviates Migraines and other Types of Headaches

Research conducted shows pain-relieving properties of ginger, which help to not only relieve but even prevent headaches, including migraines. 

  • Prevent Cancers through Antioxidants

The antioxidants in ginger are shown to retard or prevent the growth of tumor/malignant cells, thereby helping to prevent cancers, particularly colon and pancreatic. 



 Does Ginger Tea Suit Everyone?

Ginger has a rather spicy and unique taste, and may literally not be everyone’s ‘cup of tea’. Ginger tea can be consumed at any time of the day but works best as ‘pick me up in the morning. Mixed with lemon and or honey, Ginger tea can work well to aid digestion after a meal. However, given that it can potentially lower blood pressure, those who already suffer from low blood pressure should avoid this tea. As always, check with your doctor before starting or stopping any ingredient in your diet. 

 Here’s to health!


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