How to make ginger tea with dried mint leaves?
Do you love ginger tea? If so, did you know that you can easily make it at home with just a few ingredients? In this blog post, we'll show you how to make ginger tea using dried mint leaves. This version of the tea is refreshing flavorful, and perfect for enjoying on a warm day. So let's get started!
Health benefits of ginger mint tea
Ginger mint tea has long been known to have numerous health benefits. These include helping to reduce headaches, alleviating arthritic pain and inflammation, boosting the immunity system, aiding digestion, reducing anxiety and depression, lowering blood sugar levels in diabetics, fighting cancer cells, improving mental alertness and concentration span, preventing bacterial growth in the body and improving bone strength.
The health benefits of ginger mint tea also include:
- Helps to reduce the risk of heart attack by lowering cholesterol levels (it reduces LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure). These effects can be attributed to its high magnesium content. The anti-inflammatory qualities in ginger help prevent atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease.
- Aids in weight loss by increasing the body's metabolic rate, resulting in more calories being burnt off. This is because it contains high levels of pungent turmeric (turmeric is a natural stimulant) which speeds up the metabolism and aids digestion, promoting better elimination of waste products from the body.
- Prevents cancer by promoting better digestion and boosting the immune system.
- Inhibits bacteria from growing in the body as it is a natural antibiotic. Ginger extract has been found to be as effective as penicillin, streptomycin, and other antibiotics against certain types of bacteria. It also contains compounds that have been found to be especially effective against Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium responsible for stomach ulcers.
- Helps reduce muscle pain after exercise because it reduces lactic acid build-up in the muscles. It is also known to increase the circulation of blood and oxygen supply to the brain, making it more alert. This makes ginger tea an effective drink for preventing migraines. It also reduces menstrual cramps by promoting better circulation of blood to the uterus and alleviating uterine spasms.
- Ginger tea is refreshing, tastes good, and contains almost no calories.
Note: The high levels of pungent turmerics in ginger can upset some people's stomachs and cause heartburn and nausea. If you suffer from acidity or ulcers, it may be best to avoid ginger tea even though the health benefits of ginger mint tea far outweigh any negative effects.
How to make ginger tea
-1/4 cup of dried mint leaves
-2 teaspoons of ginger flakes (or 1 tablespoon of freshly grated ginger root)
-3 cups water (to start, you may want to use more if liking a weaker tea)
-Optional sweetener (local honey, raw honey, coconut nectar, Stevia...)
1. Place dried mint leaves and ginger flakes in a large pitcher or jar. Pour 3 cups of boiling water over the herbs. Stir well to ensure all leaves are submerged. Let steep for 30 minutes.
2. After steeping time has elapsed, remove herbs by straining tea into a cup. If you want to sweeten it, feel free to add some honey or your preferred natural sweetener.
3. Enjoy! This tea can be enjoyed hot or cold, so drink up whenever you're in the mood for a refreshing treat!
If you're looking for a new way to enjoy ginger tea, this recipe is perfect. It's refreshing and flavorful, just what we need on hot days! We hope that these instructions were helpful and that you'll leave your comments below. Thanks so much for reading!
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