How to prepare herbal tea with fresh ginger and lemon, perfect for seasonal ailments and to improve digestion
La ginger herbal tea it is a real cure-all in case of cold e sore throat and for bad digestion. Ginger is a warming spice and a powerful natural remedy. We can take it thanks to the herbal teas to be prepared in the form of infusion or decoction.
Ginger and ginger herbal tea are especially suitable during the autumn and winter season, therefore in the colder months, because they have warming properties, give heat to the body and help prevent seasonal ailments.
Benefits of ginger tea
Ginger tea is a natural remedy that is recommended for its many health benefits. In particular, the ginger tea:
- Promotes digestion
- Deflate your belly
- Relieves sore throat
- Calm the cough
- Quench the feeling of nausea
- Helps with colds and flu
- It has a warming effect
- Strengthens the immune system
- It favors the purification of the organism
- It stimulates the appetite
- Relieves menstrual pains
- Reduces stress
- It is a natural pain reliever and anti-inflammatory
Ginger tea, how to prepare it
Let's find out the prescription perfect ginger tea, very easy to prepare: with just three ingredients you will get a wonderful natural remedy, but also a warm "cuddle" on cold winter evenings. Read also: GINGER: WHAT HAPPENS TO THE BODY BY TAKING IT EVERY DAY
Ginger tea can be prepared as brew or as decoction. For the infusion, a sachet of ginger herbal tea is used for each cup, while for the decoction you will need to have fresh ginger available, which you can easily buy in organic shops or at the supermarket. The advice is to drink 1 or 2 cups of ginger tea a day.
Ginger tea, the recipe for decoction
- 2 or 3 fresh fettine di zenzero
- 1 cup of water (250 ml)
- 1 lemon wedge or lemon zest
Read also: THE 10 BEST HERBAL TEA FOR COOLING AND FLU
If you want to add the lemon for your ginger herbal tea choose only untreated lemons, even better if organic. In a saucepan pour the water and add two or three slices of ginger and a lemon wedge. You can also squeeze some lemon juice. Bring to a boil e let it simmer for 10 minutes.
Then remove from heat, strain the decoction, pour it into a cup and sweeten it to taste. The amount of ginger to use depends on how intense you want the taste of your herbal tea to be. Add lemon juice, honey, or another natural sweetener of your choice. Read also: GINGER: HOW MUCH TO TAKE IT TO ENHANCE ITS PROPERTIES
Ginger tea, the recipe for the infusion
- 1 sachet of organic ginger tea
- 1 cup of water (250 ml)
- Honey and lemon juice to taste
The sachets to prepare the ginger infusion that we find in herbal medicine can be based on ginger or have additional ingredients, for example medicinal plants such as lemon balm, or natural flavors, for example cinnamon or lemon peel. However, you will easily find tea bags based on ginger only.
To prepare ginger tea in the form of an infusion, bring the water to a boil in a saucepan. Then pour it into a cup or teapot and add your sachet. THE infusion times may vary about 5 to 10 minutes, check the information on the infusion times on the package you have available. If you want, add honey and lemon juice to your ginger tea before enjoying it.
Ginger herbal tea, contraindications
Before starting to take ginger herbal tea for curative purposes consult your doctor if you are taking any particular medications - especially in the case of circulation drugs - or if you have any doubts regarding your health.
In fact, the consumption of ginger can be contraindicated in case of:
- Taking antiplatelet drugs
- Taking anticoagulant drugs
- Intake of higher than recommended doses of ginger
If you overdo the consumption of ginger and ginger herbal tea and if you exceed the recommended doses, you can experience gastrointestinal problems, for example heartburn. In this case you should stop taking the ginger tea and drink it less often. Also in this case, always consult your doctor for any clarification. (Also Read: Ginger: 5 Side Effects You Should Know Before Taking It)
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