Green tea and ginger have become important elements in preventive health care. Their high concentrations of antioxidants boost the immune system. Also, both contain plant-based chemicals called polyphenols that neutralize free radicals in the body.
One’s risk of developing cancer may be greatly reduced by Green Tea and ginger’s ability to neutralize free radicals. These polyphenols might help arrest the growth of cancerous cells and possibly diminish those that are already present in the body.
Due to their antioxidants, Green Tea and ginger protect against blood clots. Ginger is a natural anticoagulant. Green tea is believed to help reduce cholesterol levels and promote healthy blood pressure. Thus, both are useful in the prevention of heart attacks.
Ginger is known to help reduce nausea. Those suffering from motion sickness, morning sickness, or nausea that is caused by chemotherapy can benefit from drinking Green tea and ginger.
Note that pregnant women should discuss the use of ginger with their doctor since ginger may stimulate uterine contractions.
Both, Green Tea and ginger have potent anti-inflammatory properties that are useful in significantly reducing the pain and joint swelling associated with arthritis.
- Increases blood circulation and reduces blood sugar
- Has an aphrodisiac effect on the body
- Treats colds and coughs by reducing fever, soothes sore throats, and helps clear up phlegm
- Relieves heartburn, indigestion, diarrhea, and vomiting
- Eases headaches, fatigue, muscle pain, menstrual cramps, gout, and soreness
Caution: If you have a medical condition, take medication, or are pregnant, consult with your healthcare provider before using Green Tea and/or Ginger either medicinally or therapeutically because they may interact with certain medications and medical conditions.
Green Ginger Tea
Peel approximately 1 inch of fresh ginger root and slice it thinly.
Place the ginger in a saucepan, cover with 4 cups of water and simmer for 15 minutes.
Let ginger steep in the boiled water for 5 minutes before removing and discarding.
Brew Green Tea in another pot.
Combine both teas.
It’s recommended that you consume 3 to 4 cups of the mixture per day. Store mixture in the refrigerator and discard any leftovers after 24 hours.
Or try Evanor Tea’s Spiced Green Tea; a light, not too spicy, refreshing drink that’s popular both hot and as Iced Tea.