Some foods became fashionable and seem to be seen everywhere. Recipes, drinks, natural remedies, or used in cosmetics, among other ways of using them, are part of the world that is generated around this product. In this case, ginger is part of this list of trendy ingredients.
But does this mean that ginger is a fad and is not as good as it is sold? On the contrary, in this case, it is a product that, yes or yes, is always good to have on hand, because its benefits are multiple.
So, in this article we are going to talk about ginger, whether it can be taken daily or not, and, above all, how and why to take it. Read on!
Ginger Infusion to Take Throughout the Day
The reality is that no contraindications have been found in taking several ginger infusions throughout the day unless you have an intolerance to this spice or are allergic to it.
Different is the essential oil of ginger, which is used externally for cosmetic and other therapeutic uses, but it can be harmful to ingest it.
However, if you like ginger and want to take it as an infusion, you can take several infusions a day, there will be no problem and, in fact, you will strengthen your immune system naturally.
That said, you’re probably wondering, what is ginger tea good for? Here are some of its main benefits:
Ginger to improve digestion and everything related to digestion:
- Reduces heartburn
- Reduces flatulence
- Reduces intestinal inflammation and, therefore, of the stomach
- Reduces nausea
Ginger for bad breath: being one of our digestive infusions that helps regulate the function of the body, it is also more difficult to have bad breath problems arising from poor digestion. Another thing is if you eat garlic or spicy chili.
Ginger for diarrhea and constipation: being a digestive infusion and having antibacterial properties, the consumption of ginger helps you to end diarrhea and improve your intestinal flora. The latter allows, in the opposite case, that is, if you are constipated, the intestine has enough water to expel stool naturally. It does not act as a sedative, but it does help the intestinal tract to regulate itself again. But it is also important to follow a strict diet and drink at least a liter of water.
Ginger for motion sickness: perfect for those who are prone to travel sickness, but do not like or do not want to take medication. An infusion of ginger a while before leaving on a trip will help, on the one hand, to calm the nerves of the stomach and, on the other hand, to end the dizziness.
Ginger against flu, common colds, and sore throats: by helping to improve the body’s defenses, it is more difficult to reduce common colds, sore throats, and even headaches and fevers that can cause these types of colds.
Ginger infusion at night: As I mentioned before, ginger is a perfect infusion to regulate our body and an excellent natural digestive. This makes it very beneficial to take an infusion of ginger at night, before bedtime, as we will wake up with a very pleasant feeling in the stomach area the next day.
For this reason, if you are one of those people who sleep poorly because of poor digestion or who usually wake up with a feeling of heaviness or heartburn, this infusion is perfect for you.
Ginger infusion on an empty stomach: In the same way that I have told you that it is perfect to take before going to sleep, drinking a cup of ginger tea on an empty stomach will help you to purify the body as soon as you get up, and, therefore, the subsequent food intake will be better.
In addition, it will also help you go more regularly to the bathroom and give you the natural energy your body needs to face the day, without having to take theine or caffeine.
In fact, if you are going to do it this way, I recommend that you take it at least 30 minutes or an hour before breakfast, so that the effect is greater and very hot, but without burning. I hope you find it very pleasant to drink it. If you wish, you can add a splash of natural lemon juice or pure honey, if you find it a little spicy.
How to Prepare Ginger Tea?
There are many ways to prepare a ginger infusion. The most basic is to take a teaspoon of our organic ginger infusion, put the water to heat up to 100 degrees C or 212 degrees F, and let it stand for 7 to 10 minutes, after that time, remove the infuser and enjoy it.
But there are more ways to enjoy ginger combined with other ingredients, especially if you do not like the taste of ginger alone. Here are the most common and healthy ones.
Ginger and Lemon Infusion
The process is exactly the same as the previous one, but adding a splash of lemon juice or leaving a slice of lemon in the infusion, while it works. In this way, the flavor of the lemon mixes with the ginger.
In case you are looking for something simpler, in Aromas of Tea we have an infusion that combines these two flavors and that is very soft because it is a rooibos. Specifically, the Rooibos Ginger and Lemon organic.
Ginger and Turmeric Infusion
One of the perfect home remedies to burn fat and naturally provide energy, but without excitement, the ideal is to mix a tablespoon of ginger with a tablespoon of turmeric and follow the same process as the original preparation of ginger.
Ginger and Cinnamon Infusion
This is perhaps the easiest infusion to prepare and there are two ways to do it: either add a teaspoon of cinnamon to the infusion once it is ready or take a small piece of cinnamon stick and infuse it at the same time as the ginger.
This infusion is perfect to calm the nerves or to take before going to sleep, to have a restful sleep.
Infusion of Ginger, Honey, and Lemon
The infusion of colds is excellent and perfect to put the defenses ready, especially in winter or in times when colds or sore throats are our daily bread.
It is a perfect infusion to take mid-afternoon or before bedtime, to have a more than pleasant feeling before going to bed and waking up with a rested stomach. Honey will also help you fall asleep.