5,000 years ago China began to use Ginger as a curing property and since then ginger has increased in popularity due to its health benefits and curing properties. Many enjoy the slightly spicy taste and when made into a tea that serves as a relief to nausea, soothe digestive issues and sometimes to ease headaches or migraines.
In this blog article we are to list and discuss the various abilities of Ginger and how it can provide a healthy, natural solution to many health issues.
Ginger contains high levels of Vitamin C, magnesium, vitamin B3 and B6, iron, potassium, zinc and phosphorus inside it’s root. These properties are exactly where it’s ¨curing¨ abilities lie. Many add ginger to natural juices such as orange juice to add a zing and an extra boost for our immunity system.
Ginger carries volatile oils that have anti-inflammatory properties that are very similar to that of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. This means that its a natural remedy to headaches, flu and menstrual pain. For those who have joint pain, a ginger tea could just be the solution as it helps soothe this type of pain with its anti-inflammatory abilities.
For women who suffer from menstrual cramps you can drink ginger tea whilst applying a towel that is soaked in ginger tea to your lower abdomen to get some relief from pain and relax the muscles.
No-one can deny the calming effect a tea has on an upset or unsettled stomach. Whether it’s motion sickness or just plain nausea, a ginger tea with a slice of lemon and or honey is key when it comes down to nausea relief. It also helps in improving digestion by helping the stomach absorb nutrients correctly.
Release stress and tension with the calming properties of a ginger tea. Yet again, tea comes to save the day after long hours at work!
Soothe sore throats and colds
If you’re fighting off a cold or just have a sore throat, we all know that a warm cup of tea is one of the easiest (and best) solutions to the types of pain that accompany this sickness. In fact, in a laboratory study carried out in 2011, ginger was proven to be more effective in fighting against the bacteria that causes strep throat.