You can enjoy this refreshing and stimulating ginger and mint tea daily or drink it for its therapeutic effects.
You can enjoy this refreshing and stimulating ginger and mint tea daily or drink it for its therapeutic effects. For instance, this tea is very beneficial for reducing nausea and settling upset stomach. For more homemade remedies that use food as medicine check out this page.
Health Benefits Of Ginger
People have used this familiar kitchen spice in herbal medicine for millennia. One of the most common applications was to help with indigestion, bloating, cramping and gas. Also, as a hot and stimulating herb, we use it to increase circulation and warm up cold hands and feet. Modern clinical studies support the traditional use of ginger for nausea related to motion or “morning” (pregnancy) sickness. It also helps with nausea induced by drugs, for example by chemotherapy treatments. Ginger can be as effective as some anti-nausea medications and without their side effects.
Health Benefits Of Mint
This is another herb that’s been used for both medicinal and culinary purposes since the beginning of time. Mint found its medicinal use especially in digestive health. For example, we use it as anti-nausea, anti-vomiting, and to relieve cramping and spasms in the digestive tract. Mint also inhibits muscle contractions and promotes relaxation. Energetically, mint is cooling, hence it slightly balances out the “hotness” of ginger in our tea recipe.
Refreshing Ginger and Mint Tea
4 cup filtered water
1 inch piece fresh ginger
¼ cup fresh mint leaves
Lemon juice, freshly squeezed
Honey to taste (optional)
- Place ginger and mint leaves into a glass teakettle or a 1 quart glass jar.
- Boil the water and pore it over the herbs.
- Let steep for about 10-15 minutes, or longer for a more pronounced spicy ginger taste.
- Pour into a cup and add lemon juice and honey if desired.