Immune Boosting Ginger TeaYum
This Immune Boosting Ginger Tea is warm and soothing and contains nutrients that provide anti-inflammatory, detoxifying and immune-boosting properties.
Loaded with nutritional perks, this Immune Boosting Ginger Tea is a healthy way to start your day.
The beneficial ingredients in ginger are gingerols, shoals, and gingerdiones, which provide potent antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory benefits. Ginger also contains phyt0chemicals which stimulate digestion (soothing upset stomachs) and provides blood-thinning effect (like aspirin) which may improve blood circulation and prevent clotting. These digestive benefits may help to enhance the body’s cleansing process by eliminating waste and toxins, which in-turn promotes a healthier/stronger defense against illness and disease.
I’ve made this Immune Boosting Ginger Tea for years, as well as this Lemon Ginger Morning Detox Drink. They are both healthy drinks to sip on first thing in the morning. I also like to chill a couple of mason jars filled with this Immune Boosting Ginger Tea and add it to my green tea over ice, for a delicious and healthy iced tea. In a previous post, I mentioned a co-worker that I used to work with, and how she drinks ginger tea every morning. She was so inspiring to me that I made it a ritual of my own. Today this woman is in her early 80s and still going strong. She still works full time at a demanding job and does pilates every Saturday. She’s sharp as a whip and has a bounce in her step. And as witty as ever!! I’m sure genes play a roll in her remarkable health, but eating well (she’s big on plant based diet), getting some exercise, and then of course drinking this ginger tea as a morning ritual contribute to her impressive status!!
This ginger detox tea is made with fresh ginger and filtered water. Sometimes I’ll add a cinnamon stick or two to the water as it boils for the added flavor. And, as a routine, I add a drizzle of honey and a squeeze of lemon to my cup of tea. If the tea is too strong and gingery for your taste, just dilute it with a little more water.
Immune Boosting Ginger Tea
Yield: 4 servings
Total Time: 15 minutes
- 3 1-inch pieces of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced into thin rounds
- 4 cups filtered water
- Serve with honey and lemon for flavor
- Peel the ginger and cut into slices
- Bring the water to a boiled in a medium saucepan over medium high heat
- Add the ginger slices and boil for 15 minutes
- Strain the tea, discarding the ginger pieces
- Serve with honey and lemon.