Looking for a tasty tea to help put your stomach at ease?
I am no stranger to tummy troubles, it is something I have had issues with since I was little. From stress, to food sensitivities, it seems that everything expresses it’self through my gut. All of that experience means I have found some pretty great natural remedies to put the tummy at ease! One of my favorites is fresh ginger tea. Ginger has long been praised for it’s health benefits which are wide ranging from gut health to pain relief. Not only is ginger tea great for you, it tastes delicious and is simple to make!
Health Benefits of Ginger
- Digestive Aid
- Nausea Relief
- Pain relief
Many cultures have used ginger medicinally for centuries. Ginger can be used fresh, powdered, or as an oil to treat symptoms ranging from tooth aches and menstrual cramps to nausea and digestive issues. I personally love using fresh ginger, and that is what we will be using to make our Soothing Ginger Digestive Aid Tea.
The health benefits aren’t just based in tradition, there have been several studies that appear to support the effectiveness of this herb for a verity of ailments. A 2009 study published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that ginger was just as effective as Mefenamic Acid, and Ibuprofen for treating menstrual cramps.
Not worried about time of the month issues? Based on this next study it looks like ginger could be a great supplement for athletes as well. The 2010 study published in the Journal of Pain found that daily supplementation with ginger reduced muscle pain caused by eccentric exercises, think running down hill, or the downward motion in a bicep curl. considering the harsh effects that NSAIDs can have on your liver, and digestive track it’s nice to have some natural options.Soothing Ginger Digestive Aid Tea, delicious and simple to make! #homeremedy #naturalremedy Click To Tweet
Soothing Ginger Digestive Aid Tea
For me, this tea is my go to when I have a tummy ache. I also will brew a batch when I am cooking Asian dishes, just as a hot tasty beverage to accompany the meal.
- 2-3inch piece of fresh ginger
- 16oz of water
- 1 tsp raw local honey
- Grate or finely chop the fresh ginger
- Optional place ginger in a metal tea ball, then place in tea cup
- Bring 16oz of water to a boil
- Pour over fresh ginger
- Let steep for 50 to 10 minutes
- Remove ginger if desired
- Stir in honey and enjoy!
Do you have a go to tea when you aren’t feeling well? I would love to hear about it in the comments below, I am always looking for new natural remedies to try!