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How To Make Homemade Anti-inflammatory Ginger Tea

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Learn How To Make Homemade Anti-inflammatory Ginger Tea from Ginger Root or with Ginger Powder. Making homemade ginger tea is easy, and ginger has been used for its medicinal properties throughout the millennia. This simple herbal tea recipe can be made year-round and enjoyed hot and cold.

Healing Power of Ginger Tea

Homemade Ginger Tea

My whole adventure with ginger began while searching for a healthy anti-inflammatory beverage. I was looking for some non-caffeinated drinks to keep in the house. I love ginger, so I searched for an all-natural ginger ale. Unfortunately, I could not find bottled ginger ales in our local grocery store that did not include ‘natural flavor.’ So, since I strictly avoid ‘natural flavors,’ I told my husband Steve: “That’s it! We are making our own!”. Ginger is also very popular nowadays, from Ginger Shots to Ginger Ale Mocktails.

Steve and I now make a large pot of ginger tea every week. It’s effortless and refreshing, and knowing it has powerful anti-inflammatory properties makes it all the better. In addition, fresh, raw ginger root is available at most grocers. You might also enjoy making your own Ginger Honey Simple Syrup. It’s very soothing during the winter months.

Ingredients in Homemade Anti-inflammatory Ginger Tea

These simple ingredients are available at your local grocery store.

  • Fresh Ginger Root
  • Water
  • Optional – Maple Syrup or Honey and a squeeze of lemon

Ingredient Notes and Variations

  • You can add a few fresh turmeric root slices for Ginger Turmeric Tea.
  • Add a Cinnamon stick while the Ginger Root is steeping.
  • Serve with fresh lemon juice, orange slices, or fresh mint!
  • Whole Ginger Root is widely available. I even found it in bulk at our local Costco.
  • If you want to use Ginger Powder instead of Fresh Ginger Root, mix one teaspoon with one cup of hot water. Flavor with honey or drink it straight. The taste of powdered ginger can be strong, so start with a half teaspoon to a teaspoon of ground ginger and increase it accordingly.

Health Benefits of Ginger

  1. Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory.
  2. Ginger is helpful for nausea
  3. Ginger Tea is warming during cold and flu season
  4. Ginger is excellent for headaches, migraines and motion sickness.
  5. Ginger contains anti-oxidant and anti-cancer properties.
  6. Ginger and honey can soothe a sore throat.
  7. It’s a delicious, vegan, and gluten-free hot drink!

How To Make Homemade Fresh Ginger Tea from Ginger Root Step-by-Step

  1. Wash and scrub the ginger root and slice it into 1/2-inch thin slices. There is no need to peel it. Scrub raw ginger with a vegetable brush or the rough side of a clean sponge.
  2. Place Ginger in a pot with 8 cups of water. Bring to a boil and then lower to simmer for two minutes.
  3. Turn off the flame and let the ginger steep in the hot water for 30 minutes or longer, depending on how strong you like your ginger. Strain through a fine mesh strainer.
  4. Serve it hot or cold. You can enjoy your homemade fresh ginger tea with honey or maple syrup or drink it straight. It’s very refreshing mixed 50/50 with sparkling water over ice.

Anti-inflammatory Benefits of Ginger

Ginger has anti-inflammatory gingerol compounds and potent phytochemicals that contain antioxidant properties. Used for centuries in China and Ayurvedic Medicine as a treatment for arthritis, ginger is being researched widely in traditional medicine for its ability to lower inflammation in other diseases such as cardiovascular disease, heart disease, cancer, and migraines. Ginger has at least 40 antioxidant compounds, which are great for the immune system and oxidative stress. In addition, it safely prevents nausea and can soothe an upset stomach. Many pregnant women drink ginger tea for morning sickness. Since many people on the gluten intolerance spectrum experience digestive issues, having ginger tea is always welcome. Ginger’s anti-inflammatory components can be beneficial.

Hands holding Ginger Tea

Ginger and Migraine Headaches

In his infamous website https://www.NutritionFacts.org, Dr. Michael Gregor discussed a study where ginger has proved effective in aborting migraine compared to sumatriptan. Dr. Gregor stated: “Efficacy of ginger powder and sumatriptan was similar. The clinical adverse effects of ginger powder were less than sumatriptan. Patients’ satisfaction and willingness to continue did not differ. The effectiveness of ginger powder in the treatment of common migraine attacks is statistically comparable to sumatriptan. Ginger also poses a better side effect profile than sumatriptan.”

Dr. Michael Gregor

Ginger Products We Love

My favorite encapsulated ginger is Brieofood Ginger.

We also use Powdered Ginger in many recipes, such as Smoothies.

*Note – Always check with your doctor and pharmacist before taking new supplements.

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Healing, Soothing Ginger Tea is not only delicious but very comforting. This is a great beverage when ill or with an upset stomach.

  • Author: Sherie Friedlander, NC
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 35
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Beverages
  • Method: Boil
  • Cuisine: Anti-inflammatory Diet
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

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2 Cups chopped fresh Ginger Root

8 Cups Water

24 Tablespoons of Honey or Maple Syrup (optional)

Instructions

  1. Step 1– Wash and scrub the ginger root and slice it into 1/2-inch thin slices. There is no need to peel it. Scrub raw ginger with a vegetable brush or the rough side of a clean sponge.
  2. Step 2 – Place Ginger in a pot with 8 cups of water. Bring to a boil and then lower to simmer for two minutes.
  3. Step 3 – Turn off the flame and let the ginger steep in the hot water for 30 minutes or longer, depending on how strong you like your ginger. Strain through a fine mesh strainer.
  4. Either serve it hot or cold. You can enjoy your homemade fresh ginger tea with honey or maple syrup or drink it straight. It’s very refreshing mixed 50/50 with sparkling water over ice.

Notes

You can serve ginger tea, both hot and cold. Enjoy alone or with honey or maple syrup.

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References:

Bode AM, Dong Z. (2011) The Amazing and Mighty Ginger. In: Benzie IFF, Wachtel-Galor S, editors. Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects. 2nd ed. Boca Raton (FL): CRC Press/Taylor & Francis. Chapter 7. PMID: 22593941.

Gregor, M. (2017) Extracted from Ginger Root for Migraines | NutritionFacts.org

Shadop, A., Lyngdoh, Y.A. & Singh, S.K. (2018) Ginger as an Alternative Medicine to Urban Population – A Review., New Delhi, India., Department of Horticulture, Lovely Professional University

Kafeshani, M. PhD. (2015) Ginger, micro-inflammation and kidney disease., Isfahan, Iran., Journal of Renal Endocrinology., Nickan Research Institute

Yu- Loung, C., Rasmussen, A.N. & Hoskin, D.W. (2019) The Phenolic Gingerols and Gingerol-Derived Shogaols: Features and Properties Related to the Prevention and Treatment of Cancer and Chronic Inflammation., Polyphenols in Plants: Science Direct

Maghbooli M, Golipour F, Moghimi Esfandabadi A, Yousefi M. (2014) Comparison between the Efficacy of ginger and sumatriptan in the ablative treatment of the common migraine. Phytother Res. 2014 Mar;28(3):412-5. doi: 10.1002/ptr.4996. Epub 2013 May 9. PMID: 23657930.

Shadop, A., Lyngdoh, Y.A. & Singh, S.K. (2018) Ginger as an Alternative Medicine to Urban Population – A Review., New Delhi, India., Department of Horticulture, Lovely Professional University

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