In the winter season, nothing can be better than sipping a hot cup of ginger tea. For ages, we have been told about the benefits of ginger. Whether it’s milk tea or black just grate a piece of ginger and let it boil. The smell and taste are so enhanced that drinking ginger tea will just rejuvenate you. Ginger does wonders right from treating common cold flu, cough, to digestion related problems. Its nutritional properties are because of the presence of magnesium, potassium, and copper. It helps in curing allergies, kidney-related problems, and arthritis. Here are some benefits detailed below.
1. Improve Digestion
Ginger is available in almost every house, we can use its paste while cooking, and apart from imparting taste, it can also improve your digestion. Drinking ginger tea helps in strengthening your digestive system, prevents nausea & heartburn. A spoonful of lemon juice, mint juice, and honey mix with ginger tea gives relief in the morning sickness in pregnancy.
2. Boost immunity
Drinking ginger tea early in the morning on an empty stomach, could boost up your immune system and protect your body from various infectious diseases. Its main phytoconstituent, gingerol, has antioxidant anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties that can help boost the immune system and prevents you to fall sick due to cold and flu.
3. Helps in relieving congestion
In winter, cold, flu & cough are common which can become the reason for various viral and bacterial infections. The antiviral and antibacterial properties of ginger can keep you away from infection. Ginger tea will also help you to keep away from seasonal cold and flu.
4. Lowers Blood Sugar level
Various reported scientific studies show that ginger can help you to reduce the blood glucose level in adults with type-2 diabetes and can also help to improve the glucose uptake into muscle cells without spending insulin. Therefore taking ginger tea every day can help to manage diabetes.
5. Good for healthy hair and skin
Ginger is rich in vitamins and has antioxidants & antibacterial properties. Drinking a cup of ginger tea imparts a natural glow to the skin. The presence of vitamin A & C improves the texture of hair. Its antibacterial properties help in treating skin related disease.
6. Reducing inflammation
Gingerol, the main phytochemicals of ginger has good antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. And hence drinking ginger tea every day could be effective against inflammation in chronic diseases like arthritis, asthma, cancer, and also reduce the inflammation related to muscle pain. Ginger with cinnamon and sesame seeds oil when applied topically to knees have been found effective in osteoarthritis.
7. Lowering cancer risk
Ginger contains powerful phytoconstituents like gingerols & shogaols, which have anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory benefits, and also can be a safer and good alternative for treating gastric, colon, & breast cancer. Daily intake of ginger tea can be a good chemopreventive supplement.