If you suffer from chronic pain in your joints or muscles, you may want to consider adding a cup of ginger tea into your routine. Ginger has been shown to alleviate inflammation, reduce muscle and joint pain, and even decrease the severity of menstrual cramps. The bonus of drinking ginger tea, is that it also aids with weight loss and certainly helps anyone who is looking for a natural way to lose weight safely.
One study published in Arthritis and Rheumatism showed that ginger extract was able to significantly reduce knee pain caused by osteoarthritis. In the study, 261 patients with osteoarthritis of the knee were divided into a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter, parallel-group, with one getting ginger extract and the other the control.
After six weeks, “the percentage of responders experiencing a reduction in knee pain on standing was superior in the ginger extract group compared with the control group.
Another study from Georgia College and State University’s Department of Kinesiology in 2010 found that ginger decreased exercise-induced muscle pain. Further, research conducted by the Herbal Research Center at Shahed University in Iran also found that taking ginger root extract for five days significantly reduced menstrual pain severity compared to a placebo.
Fresh ginger tea have been used across the globe as natural remedies for symptoms like nausea for thousands of years, due to the plant’s unique medicinal properties.
Records show that the Ancient Chinese, Romans, Greeks, Arabs all relied upon ginger root in one way or another, at a time when anti-nausea and anti-inflammatory medications didn’t exist.
While it’s certainly possible to find dried ginger tea bags or ginger powder in most grocery stores, there’s nothing like fresh ginger tea for helping with digestion and other ailments.
If you’ve never made homemade herbal tea at home before, it might seem challenging, but it’s in fact really easy to steep ginger in hot water in order to release it’s therapeutic compounds.
The Scientific Benefits in Ginger
Ginger contains many valuable compounds like gingerol, shogaol, paradol and zingerone. Gingerol, in particular, is believed to account for most of the beneficial effects of ginger.
In addition to providing us with powerful phytonutrients, ginger root also contains small amounts of potassium, copper, manganese, magnesium and vitamin C.
One serving of fresh ginger tea (about one cup) made with raw honey contains roughly the following:
- 40 calories
- nearly 0 grams protein, fiber and fat
- 8 grams sugar
- 9 grams carbohydrates
PAIN RELIEVER REMEDY
Total Time: 10–20 minutes
- 2 cups hot water
- One 2-inch knob of fresh ginger root (use bentong ginger with it’s skin)
- Fresh lemon juice from 1/2 of a lemon
- 1 inch of Turmeric (fresh)
- (Optional) 1 tablespoon raw honey for added sweetness and nutrients
- (Optional) Pinch of cayenne pepper or a cinnamon stick for an extra kick
Brewing your own ginger tea at home using fresh ginger is a simple way to take advantage of the many health benefits of ginger.
Ginger tea benefits include reduced nausea, improved immunity, better brain and digestive health, lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels, pain relief, and increased weight loss.
Finally, stick to one to three cups of ginger tea daily, and couple it with a nutritious diet and active lifestyle to enhance your health even more.
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