What Is Ginger Tea Good For?

Reviewed on 2/25/2021

Good ginger tea can be a refreshing and revitalizing alternative to caffeine-containing drinks. However, moderation is the keyword. You should not drink more than one or two cups of ginger tea per day. Daily consumption of 4 g of ginger or less than two tablespoons is considered ideal. Ginger tea has various health benefits:

Ginger tea also provides the following health benefits:

Although ginger has various benefits, it is better to consume ginger in moderation to avoid its side effects such as:

  • Bloating
  • Concerns during pregnancy
  • Complications with blood thinners

Always let your doctor know if you are taking ginger root tea.

How to make ginger root tea?

You can prepare ginger root tea using the following ingredients:

  • One tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger root or one teaspoon ground ginger
  • Two cups water
  • Two tea bags (black tea)
  • Two cups low-fat milk (milk can be avoided)
  • Two tablespoons honey
  • Two tablespoons orange zest for garnish (optional)

You can prepare ginger root tea by following these steps:

  • Wash and scrub the ginger root.
  • Peel the ginger and slice thinly.
  • Fill a pot with two cups of water.
  • Add the teabag and ginger slices to the water.
  • Boil it for 10 minutes.
  • Now, add two cups of milk and honey. Reduce to simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle some orange zests if necessary.

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References
https://www.webmd.com/diet/ginger-root-tea-health-benefits#1

https://www.webmd.com/diet/ss/default.htm

https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/nutrients

https://www.eatright.org/food/planning-and-prep/recipes/cardamom-ginger-chai-recipe

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