What makes ginger tea healthy?

Wednesday 13th July 2016 08:15 EDT

Indians love their tea, especially when out for a drive. That one cup of tea, especially if a slice of ginger is added to it, wakes you up, while the gentle warmth soothes your soul.

The mystery of ginger

Ayurveda believes in the fact that herbs when ingested or applied bring changes in the bio energetic of the human body. Human body is regulated by balanced existence of three main bio-energies namely - vata (this energy regulates all the macro/micro, voluntary/involuntary movements of the body. Pitta (regulates all the conversions processes) and Kapha (regulates stability/structure/ growth/repair work). Herbs and food with their unique taste, after taste and specific therapeutic action, affect these bio energies by aggravating or pacifying them."

How ginger change the bio energy of the human body?

Ginger is a revered herb in ayurveda for many ailments. It has pungent and sweet taste, and pungent after taste. It has hot potency. All these properties of ginger make it highly capable of balancing aggravated kapha and vata. Ginger tea has its benefits in almost all the health problems arising from these doshas (bio- energies).

Health benefits of ginger tea

Ginger tea is a very popular cure for cold and cough. It helps drying up running and dripping nose and expels phlegm from respiratory tract. This is a hot favourite on a rainy day and a favourite with mothers to cure your cold. Ginger is known to soothe common cold to make it bearable and perhaps even speed up recovery. It helps those people who have very low appetite as ginger's hot potency ignite digestive fire and initiate release of digestive enzymes. It improves digestion and helps in proper assimilation of food.

Regular intake of ginger tea helps in alleviating constipation and expelling stagnated undigested food ('ama') or toxic gases from the digestive system. This is a great solution after indulging in rich festive food. Ginger tea can easy your system, making you happy. But don't expect miracles. The most it can do is calm an upset stomach, not cure it.

During winters, it warms you up as it increases your body temperature. It boosts your circulatory system due to its hot potency. It is a detoxifying herb which helps in removing accumulated toxins in the body.

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