More Benefits of Ginger Tea

The many wellness benefits of ginger tea are very good reasons to try this herbal tea - not to mention ginger tea's delightfully spicy taste and aroma.

Adding herbal tisanes (such as ginger tea) to our everyday diet is a small, simple change that can have profound results for physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness. From calming achy joints and providing a boost in antioxidants, to fostering healthy digestion and soothing a scratchy throat, ginger tea can support us in so many ways, quickly, effectively, and naturally. 

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Keep reading to learn more about how very good this herbal tisane is for wellbeing (if you missed our first Benefits of Ginger Tea pages, they begin here).

  • Ginger tea's benefits aren't only enjoyed by drinking this delicious herbal brew... ginger tea has impressive topical benefits, as well. Apply a ginger tea compress to bruises, aches, and pains for quick, natural relief. A ginger tea compress may also aid in alleviating joint stiffness and swelling, and ease arthritic tenderness. Taking a detoxifying ginger tea bath can help ward off a cold or chill, soothe achiness, and reduce anxiety after a stressful day. This fragrant bath will leave you smelling sweet and feeling refreshed, too. 

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  • Traditionally, ginger tea is a popular internal cleanser and purifier. Ginger tea stimulates digestive cleansing and, by encouraging perspiration, this tea also helps rid your body of toxins. To take advantage of the detoxification benefits of ginger tea, enjoy a cup or two, or take a cleansing ginger tea bath. 

Comforting Benefits of Ginger Tea

When you feel a cold or flu coming on, comfort yourself by sipping hot ginger tea throughout the day (no more than 3 - 4 cups) until you feel on the mend. 

  • Ginger tea may be a helpful addition to your overall weight-management plan. Ginger tea is an excellent source of antioxidants, which can support a healthy metabolism and encourage the body to burn fat more effectively. Ginger tea's warming properties and superb flavor are other reasons why this tea may help you reach or maintain your healthy weight... Drink ginger tea with or between meals, and its warming properties can help to keep you feeling full longer. Enjoying flavorful foods and beverages (like ginger tea) encourages us to feel more satisfied and be less apt to go in search of unhealthy snacks, too. 
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  • If you need some extra support during that time of the month, try nurturing yourself with some ginger tea. Consuming ginger tea may ease the severity of menstrual cramps, and, if your period is a day or two late, ginger tea may encourage menstruation. To enjoy even more of ginger tea's pain-thwarting abilities, why not apply a soothing ginger tea compress or soak in a therapeutic ginger tea bath to ease cramps and lower back pain during your period? 
  • The high levels of antioxidants in ginger tea can keep us looking and feeling more youthful. One of the many benefits of antioxidants is that they promote skin wellness and vitality, resulting in improved skin elasticity, firmness, and a healthy glow. The extra hydration you get from sipping ginger tea nourishes and benefits your skin, as well.

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  • Traditionally, ginger is valued as an aphrodisiac, so, if you're planning a romantic evening, why not add some ginger tea to your dinner menu? 

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Ginger tea is one of the most beloved herbal teas around the world, with good reason. Delightfully zesty and fragrant, ginger tea has so much to offer in keeping us looking and feeling our best. And, making ginger tea from scratch is remarkably simple and wonderfully delicious. 

Add a bit of ginger - fresh, dried, powdered, or even candied - to black, green, or another tea. It will spice up your tea's taste and aroma, and give you some extra wellness benefits, too. 

Traditional herbal wisdom and present-day research provide us with sound information about the benefits of teas, so we can rest assured that, by choosing good teas for us, we are boosting and encouraging wellness. 

Before enjoying these benefits of ginger tea...

Before you add any new herbal tea (including ginger tea) to your tea cupboard, why not pay a visit to your herbalist or another natural healthcare practitioner and ask her about healthful tea choices for you and your family? Visit our Ginger Tea Side Effects page to learn more about some precautions for ginger tea, too. 

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