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This Is What Fresh Ginger Tea Does To Your Body

Ginger is a flowering plant that originated in Southeast Asia. It’s among the healthiest and most delicious spices on the planet. The rhizome (underground part of the stem) is the part commonly used as a spice. It’s often called ginger root or, simply, ginger. Ginger is closely related to turmeric. Ginger can be used fresh, dried, powdered, or as an oil or juice. It’s a very common ingredient in recipes. It’s sometimes added to processed foods and cosmetics.

Gingerol is the main bioactive compound in ginger. It’s responsible for much of ginger’s medicinal properties. Gingerol has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, according to research. For instance, it may help reduce oxidative stress, which is the result of having an excess amount of free radicals in the body. Ginger may play a role in weight loss, according to studies conducted in humans and animals. A 2019 literature review concluded that ginger supplementation significantly reduced body weight, the waist-hip ratio, and the hip ratio in people with overweight or obesity. 

Ginger tea has been consumed for centuries, and yet it has only recently crossed my radar. I love it! Ever had real, fresh ginger tea? It’s soothing and invigorating at the same time. Ever had real, fresh ginger tea? It’s soothing and invigorating at the same time. 

Ginger tea is a warming drink for cool weather. It’s a nice morning or afternoon pick-me-up, yet also a relaxing evening sipper. If you’re in the mood for a seasonal drink that isn’t heavy like hot chocolate can be, try ginger tea!. Ginger tea aids digestion, helps soothe upset stomachs, and can reduce nausea. It might offer some relief to women with morning sickness as well. According to registered dietitian Lily Nichols, “Ginger is the most well-studied herb used during pregnancy, and has been proven effective in the treatment of nausea and vomiting. Ginger has been used for centuries to reduce nausea and is the only herb that is almost universally considered safe by conventional standards". 

All in all, fresh ginger tea recipe is an excellent drink to keep in your repertoire. Are you ready for it? Let's go!


1. 1inch chunk of fresh ginger (no need to peel), sliced into pieces no wider than ¼-inch. 

2. 1 cup water. 

3. Optional flavorings (sprigs of fresh peppermint). 

3. Optional add-ins: 1 thin round of fresh lemon or orange, and/or 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup, sugar to taste. 


1.Thinly slice your fresh ginger. You don’t need to peel it first, but do rinse it and scrub off any visible dirt. Plan on about using about a one-inch piece of ginger per cup of tea.

2. In a saucepan, combine the ginger with fresh water (use one cup of water per serving).

3. Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat as necessary to maintain a gentle simmer.

4.Simmer for five minutes (or up to 10 minutes, if you want extra-strong tea). I usually think it’s pungent enough at five minutes. Add your optional peppermint for 2-3 minutes. 

5. Pour the tea through a fine sieve to catch all of the ginger. If desired, serve your tea with a thin round of lemon or orange or a sweetner.  

6. Serve hot and drink immediately. 

Thanks for reading. 

I hope this recipe will go a long way to give you relief.  

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