- The benefits for your health
Drinking a cup of ginger tea before traveling will take away nausea and motion sickness. You can also take ginger tea to aid your digestion or to get rid of colds and bronchitis.
The infusion of ginger has multiple antibacterial, antimicrobial and antiviral properties.
Discover in this blog post the 7 powerful benefits of ginger infusion.
Ginger is made up of:
- Vitamin A (1): it is an antioxidant vitamin in the body. It is involved in cell renewal, in the immune defense system.
Vitamin A is also involved in the reservation and protection of the skin. It is an essential vitamin for the constitution of the tissues of the epidermis. This vitamin also intervenes at the level of the sight to allow a good adaptation to the dark.
- B vitamins: B vitamins are fat soluble in water. They must be provided regularly through our diet. Several B vitamins are found in ginger. These are:
Vitamin B1 also called thiamine. It supports the metabolism of carbohydrates in the body. It is involved in the production of energy and the functioning of the nervous system.
Vitamin B2 also called riboflavin. It also supports energy production and carbohydrate metabolism. Vitamin B2 is involved in vision, lipid and protein metabolism. It stimulates vitamins B6 and B9.
Vitamin B3 also called niacin. It is mainly involved in the production of red blood cells. It is also involved in the metabolism of lipids, proteins and carbohydrates.
Vitamin B5 or pantothenic acid is involved in the production of red blood cells as well as in the synthesis of hormones and neurotransmitters. It also plays a role in nerve transmission.
Vitamin B6 or pyridoxine, is involved in the functioning of the immune system, the production of red blood cells, the synthesis of proteins. It plays a role in hormones and neurotransmitters. It is involved in the synthesis of DNA, the synthesis of certain vitamins and the regulation of blood sugar.
Vitamin B9 or folic acid is involved in cell division, DNA synthesis, as well as in the functioning of the nervous system. It is involved in the reconstitution and healing of the skin.
- Vitamin C: it is an antioxidant vitamin like vitamin A. It mainly plays a role of protector, defender in the body. One of the main sources of vitamin C is lemon.
When consumed, it acts as an antioxidant in the body to destroy free radicals.
Vitamin C has antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiviral properties. They are very important for the prevention and the fight against certain diseases.
Vitamin C also gives you tone, it is a fat burner especially in the area of abdominal fat.
It facilitates the absorption of iron in the body at the level of the digestive and metabolic system.
Vitamin C is also involved in the protection of skin tissue. It fights against the aging of the skin.
- Polyphenols such as lignans: Although important, they exist in trace amounts in ginger.
- Minerals and Trace elements: Calcium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium. You also have iron, copper, and sodium in small amounts.
Minerals are involved in the constitution of hormones, enzymes, vitamins. Minerals are involved in building bones, muscle contractions, heart rate, and the body’s water and acid-base balance.
Minerals are also involved in nerve conduction. Some minerals perform multiple actions in the body while others perform a single function. Either way, minerals are essential for good health.
The benefits for your health
To fight nausea
Nothing more disgusting, indisposing than a desire to vomit. Nausea sometimes stems from disgust or from a deeper cause, an illness.
In this second case, nausea can result from migraine, digestive problems, taking certain medications or treatments.
Nausea can be caused by pregnancy or even neurological disorders. The causes are multiple and we cannot cite them all. Nausea is accompanied by significant salivation.
However, we have a natural and effective remedy to treat your nausea and vomiting.
The infusion of ginger is the natural drink best indicated to treat your nausea and vomiting. The bioactive components of ginger become very active under the effect of hot water.
Combine your lemon ginger infusion. Thanks to its antimicrobial and antibacterial properties, lemon will help you treat the ailment at the source.
Its astringent properties combined with those of ginger strongly limit salivation, nausea and vomiting.
An anti inflammatory
How are acute pains born, especially rheumatic and other pains.
Danish researchers have investigated whether all inflammations have a common cause and what triggers them. Following various studies, they realized that inflammation arises from the defense of the immune system.
In fact, when a virus attacks our cells, the immune system in the process of defense, causes the production of the TL1A protein.
It is a blood protein that the body releases to fight ailments. It is the activity of this protein that causes pain and therefore inflammation in the body.
The infusion of ginger is strongly recommended to overcome inflammation. Gingeolles, paradols and shogaols are thought to act on the effects of the blood protein TL1A.
To reduce inflammation, the administration of active compounds could attenuate if not stop the activity of this blood protein.
In the traditional medicines of Asians and Africans, ginger is at the heart of several treatments.
Thanks to its active chemical compounds, it helps relieve several types of pain, especially joint pain (2).
The infusion can be used as a drink. You can also soak painful swollen parts such as the hands and feet. Soak them in the infusion for about XNUMX minutes. You will have a marked improvement.
To read: The best natural anti-inflammatories
An antimicrobial, antibacterial
In winter, it is important to consume herbal teas, infusions made from ginger, lemon, tea or any other plant, fruit that has antibacterial, antimicrobial and antiviral properties.
This is to prevent the many infections and allergies that populate the nose due to the change of seasons. Colds here, watery eyes and sneezes there, bacteria are in the air.
Do not wait for infections to kick in, prepare yourself ginger infusions in the morning on an empty stomach and in the evenings to prevent or combat the intruder.
Against motion sickness
Some people find it very difficult to cope with travel, travel, by car, boat, train or plane.
Before traveling, prepare your ginger infusion that you will drink if you have any discomfort during the trip.
The infusion will stop your nausea, but in addition it will put an end to the discomfort, migraines which are frequent in case of motion sickness.
For good digestion
Digestive disorders arise from several causes. They can result from the consumption of foods unfit for consumption. For example fruits containing pesticides on the skin.
They can come from allergies, or from a multitude of causes. Whatever the cause of your indigestion, consider ginger for relief.
In traditional Chinese medicine, the roots of ginger have been used for millennia to treat digestive problems.
The active compounds in ginger stimulate digestive enzymes. The result is faster, more comfortable digestion.
Against respiratory problems
Ginger thanks to its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties helps you fight against infections that could affect your respiratory system. In addition, it helps to dilate your airways.
To cleanse your airways, drink ginger tea in the morning on an empty stomach. Especially avoid milk during this period because it could affect the purification of the respiratory tract by ginger.
Ginger also allows you to melt, to liquefy the mucus which clutters your nostrils, your throat.
For more than 2000 years, the Chinese have encouraged the consumption of ginger infusions as a natural remedy for respiratory tract problems.
During this period of treatment, drink carrot juice or 250 ml per day between breakfast and lunch. This will help make your blood alkaline, promoting better health.
In addition, you must combine your ginger infusion cures with certain habits for better effects on the respiratory system.
Immerse in a warm bath every night for 20 -30 minutes to allow the pores to dilate, to sweat. This will allow the body to flush toxins out of the pores, refresh and dilate your airways. Hot water will help your airways work better.
For greater effectiveness of ginger, combine in your infusion of lemon which also acts as an antimicrobial, an antibacterial in the body. The action of lemon combined with ginger will multiply the effects of your infusion.
For good blood circulation
Ginger supports blood circulation. Just like it helps you loosen mucus, ginger helps you in the body to stimulate your blood circulation.
Ginger helps lower your blood pressure, which in turn helps reduce the risk of high blood pressure and heart disease.
To fight against high cholesterol, drink your ginger tea regularly. Ginger is not only devoid of cholesterol, but it inhibits the activity of cholesterol.
It thus limits the formation of blood clots and the accumulation of fat in the arteries (3).
Lemon ginger infusion
You will need:
- 4 cups of mineral water
- 4 ginger fingers or the equivalent of 4 ginger fingers (the more concentrated, the better)
- 1 whole lemon
- Honey (2-3 tablespoons)
Clean your ginger fingers and grate them,
In a fire-proof container, combine the grated ginger and water,
Boil for about thirty minutes,
When the water is well impregnated with the ginger, lower the container from the fire,
Collect 1 teaspoon of lemon zest and cover everything to infuse for a few minutes,
Filter and add your lemon juice collected beforehand. Add your honey to it too.
Lemon is made up of multiple antioxidants and vitamin C. Vitamin C in the body plays a role of antioxidants.
Lemon is certainly acidic, but it alkalizes the blood. The citric acid contained in lemon helps in fixing nutrients in the body. In addition, this drink can help you digest better.
Having antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, lemon will help you fight against candida albicans which inhabit the intestinal flora and are a source of discomfort. Say goodbye to bloating, gas and gas with this drink.
Ginger, thanks to its many properties, is an ally of lemon to give you energy and protect your immune system. I also recommend this drink in case of colds, coughs. The effect of honey combined with lemon and ginger will allow you to heal faster and without a broken voice.
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Ginger infusion with apple cider vinegar
You will need:
- 1 cup of hot water
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon of cider vinegar
- Soupe à 1 honey cuillère
- 2 tablespoons grated or powdered ginger
First infuse your grated ginger.
Filter your water after a few minutes of infusion.
Add your different ingredients
Mix everything well and let stand 1-2 minutes until the ingredients blend in perfectly.
Apple cider vinegar is used to treat colds or to stop hiccups. Apple cider vinegar has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties like lemon and ginger.
You have in this infusion, three foods with powerful antioxidant effects to support your immune system. This drink is good against fevers, colds, bronchitis and other related diseases.
Apple cider vinegar also soothes digestive disorders.
Some people use it to treat their overweight, others use it to treat diabetes or prevent cardiovascular disease. In these different cases and even beyond, this drink is to be tried (4).
Apple ginger infusion
You will need:
- 2 apples
- 4 tablespoons of ginger or its equivalent
- The juice of 1 whole lemon
- ½ lemon
- 6 cups of mineral water
- Honey according to your convenience
- 1 jarre
Collect your lemon juice and reserve it
Wash and slice half the lemon
Wash your apples. Cut them into slices and set aside
In your jar, pour your different ingredients. Add your water and let it steep overnight in the fridge.
To avoid a bitter drink, I advise you to remove the lemon slices after 1 hour of infusion.
Lemon is a powerful detox fruit. Used in many diets and cures, it is as rich in antioxidants as it is in minerals and vitamins.
It also helps fight infections in the body. It aids digestion and is a powerful anti inflammatory.
The lemon will help you through this drink to clean your emunctories as well as to eliminate free radicals.
Apples are an important source of antioxidants and fight against various diseases.
As for ginger, it brings several nutrients to this drink.
Ginger is loaded with benefits, however, you need to be careful about consuming it over the long term if (5)
- You have gallstones: you should avoid consuming ginger because it promotes bile production.
- You have ulcers: Large amounts of fresh ginger can cause intestinal obstruction. If you have suffered from ulcers before, you should talk to your doctor before prolonged consumption of ginger.
- You have difficulty in clotting: ginger thins the blood, preventing blood clots from forming. It is also harmful for people who have difficulty in clotting. The risk of bleeding is increased in this type of people.
- You need to have surgery: avoid ginger two weeks before the operation. This is to limit the risk of bleeding
- You are taking anticoagulant drugs, beta blockers, barbiturates, insulin where you are undergoing antiplatelet therapy, you should avoid the consumption of ginger.
- You are breast-feeding: the taste of breast milk will be affected by consuming ginger.
- You are pregnant: ginger can cause uterine contractions in large quantities.
There is also a risk of interference with the absorption of dietary iron and fat soluble vitamins.
Before consuming ginger for the long term, consult a doctor or naturopath. It is especially not recommended to drink the infusion of ginger or ginger tea in the last weeks of pregnancy.
- The risks of bleeding cannot be excluded in the case of the consumption of ginger.
- You consume other plants like ginseng, turmeric. The risk of bleeding is increased with these herbs combined with ginger.
To overcome your colds, coughs or even your respiratory problems, use ginger infusions. Ginger has multiple benefits to put a smile on your face when the weather is gray.
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