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How To Make Ginger Tea For Better Health

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How To Make Ginger Tea

A warm, soothing beverage can do more than just calm your soul and relax your mind. Herbal drinks like ginger tea can act as a natural health remedy, offering countless wellness benefits.

At a glance

  • Ginger is a root with many potential health benefits that have long been used in many natural wellness remedies.
  • It's a popular ingredient in countless Jamu-inspired recipes and tonics.
  • Drinking ginger tea can help reduce nausea and vomiting, improve gut health, and offer pain relief.
  • It's easier to make your own ginger tea at home with this simple step-by-step guide.
  • Add ingredients like turmeric, honey, maple syrup, or a cinnamon stick to your ginger tea recipe for extra flavor.

Rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, ginger tea is simple to prepare and irresistibly delicious. If this spicy tea is not yet your favorite beverage, with the right recipe, it's bound to be.

Keep reading, and we'll let you know exactly how you can make ginger tea for better health and wellness.

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The applications of ginger in traditional medicine

Ginger has been a popular ingredient in alternative medicine and traditional wellness remedies for thousands of years.

For over 5,000 years, Indian, Chinese, and Indonesian cultures utilized ginger as a tonic root in order to treat various health ailments. Ginger has also been an integral ingredient in many Jamu rituals and customs.

Jamu: The cornerstone of healing and healthy living

Jamu is an ancient herbal-medicine tradition originating from the lush archipelago of Indonesia. Beginning nearly 2,000 years ago, these wellness practices often incorporated the natural botanicals found on the islands.

The term Jamu often refers to the herbal tonics drank regularly by Indonesian women in order to promote good health and prevent illnesses. But the term also tells the story of holistic healing, further encouraging a mindful approach to what you put into your body.

Active ingredients that come straight from Mother Earth

These Jamu tonics were made by the village healers or female family members. And each ingredient was carefully chosen based on a specific purpose.

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For example, turmeric would likely be used in order to prepare a Jamu beverage for someone with a skin disease. Ingredients like avocado or illipe butter can be used in Jamu skin creams in order to moisturize dry skin.

In addition to classic ginger tea, ginger is a core ingredient in many Jamu tonics and recipes. Though it does offer many wellness benefits, the flavor of ginger is the real kick.

The benefits of ginger can touch your mind, body, and soul

A cup of ginger tea can erase an upset stomach and clear a troubled mind. But it can be used in much more than just warm, spicy teas.

Ginger has been used in many Jamu beauty rituals, as it is known to help energize and rejuvenate the skin. When applied topically, it can tighten pores and reduce oiliness, leaving you with a radiant and glowing complexion!

Incorporate the beauty benefits of ginger into your daily skincare routine

JUARA is a wellness and skincare brand inspired by the Jamu way of life. And ginger is incorporated into many of our beauty products, from our Radiance Enzyme Scrub & Enzyme Mask to our Sweet Black Tea and Ginger Oil-Free Moisturizer.

Our skin-refining Radiance Enzyme Scrub & Enzyme Mask is crafted with a unique mix of natural ingredients like apple enzymes, clove flower, and ginger. This blend of ancient botanicals is topped off with bamboo and jojoba beads that serve to exfoliate and smooth your skin.

Don't forget to follow up with a luminous body oil to lock in the additional hydration!

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What are the health benefits of fresh ginger?

It's not for no reason that ginger has frequented herbal medicine and traditional health remedies for thousands of years. This spicy root carries a plethora of health benefits that can relieve morning sickness and aid in weight loss.

Gingerol: The main active component in ginger

The source of ginger's many wellness benefits lies in gingerol. Ginger is rich in gingerol, which is a bioactive compound that has many potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

To start with, gingerol is able to help fight free radicals and reduce oxidative stress, which is important in maintaining cell health. Gingerol is also behind the rich flavor and unique fragrance of ginger.

Drinking ginger root tea may help alleviate many health concerns and conditions, offering relief to those who are suffering.

#1: Drinking ginger tea can help treat morning sickness and nausea

Research has found that pregnant women who drank ginger tea had decreased nausea and vomiting. However, this study does suggest that ginger tea should be avoided for women who have a history of miscarriages or who are close to labor.

#2: Ginger can help improve digestion and gut health

It's important to maintain excellent gut health, as this is the way your body absorbs nutrients. Your gut microbiome can affect nearly every other organ in your body, and that includes your skin.

Ginger can help manage indigestion by speeding up the journey of your food through your stomach. Whether you struggle with chronic indigestion or stomach discomfort, a hot cup of ginger tea can help improve your gut health.

#3: It may offer pain relief

One notable study done on the pain-relieving effects of ginger showed that taking ginger powder can be as effective as taking NSAIDs for pain. And drinking hot ginger tea may also be able to alleviate the pain of menstrual cramps.

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Though more research is needed to back these claims, the right soothing ginger tea recipe can do a lot to ease simple pain and discomfort.

#4. Ginger may be able to lower blood sugar

The antioxidant side of ginger tea is well-known. However, not as many people are familiar with the potential anti-diabetic properties.

Some studies have shown that powdered ginger or ginger supplementation can help reduce blood sugar levels. It can also help with high blood pressure and can even decrease the risk of hypertension when taken daily.

As always, be sure to consult with your physician if you have concerns or questions about ginger tea benefits.

How to make ginger tea

Ginger tea is a versatile drink that can be easily altered to suit your health needs and taste buds. But making tea with ginger is as simple as pouring hot water over fresh ginger slices!

A simple, everyday ginger tea recipe

Here's an easy-to-follow ginger tea recipe that will leave you with a steaming mug of fresh ginger root tea.

  • Tip: Prepare 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger for every 1 cup of hot water.
  • First, peel the ginger if you wish. However, there's no real need to, as you'll be straining all these parts out later.
  • Then, chop your ginger into small pieces no bigger than 1/4 inch thick, or grate it for a more zesty and spicy cup.
  • Place your sliced ginger into a small saucepan. Add water.
  • Boil your water-ginger mixture for seven to twelve minutes. The longer it simmers, the stronger your cup of ginger tea will be.
  • Strain your tea through a fine mesh strainer to remove large pieces.
  • Add in any other optional ingredients to provide a more robust flavor. Lime juice or orange peel can add some zest, while agave or honey will sweeten it.
  • Enjoy!

Add other botanicals to your ginger tea for extra flavor

Ginger tea often pairs well with turmeric root. In fact, combining these two healing herbs can improve your overall well-being more than you may realize. Just be sure to toss in some sliced fresh turmeric into the boiling water alongside your ginger.

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You can also try to top this variation off with a pinch of black pepper.

Feel free to also incorporate the flavors of fresh lemon juice, cinnamon sticks, fresh mint, orange peel (which contains even more polyphenols than the actual orange fruit), honey, star anise, or even green tea leaves. Each of these ingredients can add more flavorful depth to your fresh ginger tea.

Adding sliced ginger to your green tea

Ginger is a great addition to classic Sencha green tea. Not only do the flavors pair perfectly together, but the ginger supports the healing properties of the tea leaves.

For the ultimate mood-boosting experience, indulge in a cup of JUARA's Soothing Island Comfort Green Tea. Crafted with a delicate blend of pineapple, turmeric, and ginger, this green tea can reinvigorate your senses and calm your mind.

For a more vibrant cup, put a few fresh ginger slices in your mug before you pour boiling water over your tea bag. Or, add honey for some subtle sweetness and a cinnamon stick for some spice.

For a healthy Jamu duo you can't resist

On its own, our Soothing Island Comfort Green Tea is the key to a soothing night in or a self-care pampering session. But when paired with the "get well" Jamu tonic known as Tolak Angin, you'll have a healthy herbal duo on your hands that will soothe your body and ease your mind.

Our Tolak Angin is an herbal elixir that features Jamu ingredients like ginger, mint leaves, and honey. It is made to boost your immune system and prevent minor sickness. Whether you need a gentle pick-me-up or a stomach-soothing beverage, this elixir is only made with feel-good, all-natural ingredients.

The Wellness Infusion Duo from JUARA features these two Jamu-inspired products and is the cherry on top of our Wellness Collection.

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