Mind. Body. Tea. (Part 3): The Benefits of Ginger.
Stay Healthy, Stay Happy!
Welcome to Part 3 of our blog series: Mind. Body. Tea.If you have read Parts 1 & 2 (if you haven't, you can check out Part 1 & Part 2) of our blog series then you know a healthy body and mind are the most significant part of leading a happy life.
In this article we will talk about ginger in tea and its benefits.
Ginger is a plant with leafy stems and yellowish green flowers. Ginger spice comes from the roots of the plant. It is native to Asia, but is now grown in South America and Africa.
Ginger is fittingly referred to as the "Healing Spice" in Ayurveda, for its numerous wellness uses such as boosting immunity, improving digestion, promoting joint health, decreasing menstrual cramps, relieving osteoarthritis pains, helping with motion sickness and aiding in better absorption of nutrients and better elimination of waste.
Ginger stirs up the digestive fire, piques the appetite and improves absorption and targeted transportation of nutrients to body tissues. Research suggests drinking tea made with dry ginger, one hour before eating, reduces production of stomach acid and works as a natural remedy for indigestion.
Studies show that ginger is as effective as ibuprofen and effectively reduces inflammation and pain in people with osteoarthritis and muscle pain resulting from exercise-induced injury.
Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of ginger improve overall immunity. Consuming ginger tea on an empty stomach in the morning strengthens the immune system and could keep away many diseases.
Drinking ginger tea during the first 3 or 4 days of a menstrual cycle could modestly decrease menstrual pain in women with painful menstrual periods. Some research show that taking ginger works just as effectively as some pain medications like ibuprofen.
Based on one study, ginger appears to be more effective than the drug dimenhydrinate at reducing upset stomach associated with motion sickness.
Anecdotal evidence supports consistent use of ginger tea mixed with lemon juice could slowly rid the body of toxins over time.
To enjoy all of the benefits of ginger check out our delicious and healthy blends below.
Part 4 of this series will cover more ingredients and blends.
The contents of this article are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.