Ginger tea is a herbal drink that has does not contain caffeine and has various other benefits.
For those who know me well will tell you that I enjoy a good coffee. whether it’s a Cappuccino, Mocha or an Latte, I will drink it.
So why did I try Ginger tea?
A good question.
I am an open person and will always give something a try. On one of my scrolling on facebook, I found a link to an article on the benefits of drinking Ginger tea and being a willing person, I decided to give it a go.
I bought a box of Pukka Ginger tea bags with lemon and honey from Hollands and Barret and tried it once I got home. I waited a few minutes before tasting and was definitely glad I had the honey. I could taste the Ginger instantly and although not too strong; it was there.
After a few cups, I got more used to it and I try and have at least 1 Ginger tea a day, usually in the morning when I first get up but not always. Since I started drinking Ginger tea, I have noticed that its helped keep me calmer mentally and I’m not stressing as much. I am changing things up. My go to drink would be coffee, but now I’m replacing one coffee for Ginger tea. I find it refreshing and keeping me more hydrated. Although I generally sleep well; I feel more awake in the morning.
The other thing is when I have the tea I’m not putting the sugar in which I would do for coffee so my sugar intake is a bit less.
I have been doing this for at 2 weeks now and I’m sticking to it. I have also got my mum drinking it.
Benefits of Ginger Tea
Herbal remedies have been around for centuries and there have been various studies done to prove their usefulness even in our modern world of medicines.
. May help to prevent blood clotting and reduce cholesterol.
. Ease vomiting and nausea for morning sickness, chemo, motion sickness or an upset tummy.
. Having lemon mixed with Ginger will add Vitamin C which helps maintain bones and teeth and healing wounds. It also aids the body in fighting free radicals which cause cancer, arthritis and heart disease.
. It can help reduce hunger for up to 6 hours and can help with digestion of food.
. Act as an Anti – Inflammatory and can help with muscle pain.
These benefits require a balanced diet and exercise as I wouldn’t use it as a miracle drink that’s going to solve all problems as too much Ginger can cause –
. Mouth/throat irritation
. Abdominal discomfort
. Central nervous system depression (Over dosed)
. Cardiac arrhythmias (Over dosed)
. Increased bleeding tendency
. Dermatitis (Topical use)
These are what can occur but if you overdo it. So remember all things in moderation and you’ll be fine. There are plenty of articles on Google useful to read.