Want a great ground ginger tea recipe for benefits like cold prevention, upset stomach, digestion, and more?
You’re in the right place. Today, I share a top ground ginger tea recipe that you’ll love, as well as how you can use ginger tea for the best results.
Want to learn more? Read on!
Health Benefits of Ground Ginger Tea
Ginger is a plant originating in Southeast Asia commonly used as a spice. Ginger has been used for thousands of years for its flavor and medicinal properties — and even today, it’s used as a real health booster. Ground Ginger has some amazing health benefits, from boosting immunity to digestion. Let’s take a look at them!
Ginger Tea for Colds
First, ginger can be used to cure a cold. You see, specific compounds in fresh ginger (gingerol and shaogals) can help your body fight viruses and bacteria and soothe a sore throat (although more research is needed on the specific ways ginger can cure a cold.) And because ginger works so well in hot beverages like tea, it’s a great way to treat a cold.
Ginger Tea for Upset Stomachs
Ginger tea can also relieve nausea. However, women who are late in their pregnancy or who have a history of miscarriages, vaginal bleeding, or blood clotting might need to avoid it. Ginger can also have side effects for some people. So ask your doctor first, especially if you’re pregnant, to be safe.
Ginger Tea for Weight Loss and Digestion
Look: I love ginger as a way to boost my metabolism, especially right after a meal. Ginger tea stimulates your whole body for a quick energy boost and helps you lose weight. It stimulates digestion and your metabolism, which makes it easier to manage your weight.
As you can see, ginger has a ton of great health benefits. But how do you use ginger tea? Here’s what you need to know.
How to Use Ground Ginger for Tea
Ginger can be used in a variety of different forms and ways. Here below, I show you how to use ginger in the right way (amount per day and what you need to think about to get ALL the health benefits of this amazing spice).
Can You Use Ground Ginger Instead of Fresh Ginger?
I like to use fresh ginger for the flavor, but there is not much nutritional difference between fresh and ground. Ground ginger works too, and it tastes great with my Fire Tea recipe or the Lemon Ginger Tea recipe below!
So, iIf you can’t find fresh ginger for your tea, or just want a shortcut, use ¼ teaspoon of ground/powdered ginger per cup of water instead.
How Much Ground Ginger Can You Have in a Day?
It is perfectly fine to drink ginger tea every day. In fact, doctors recommend 2 teaspoons (4 grams) of ginger a day, and ¼ teaspoon (1 gram) a day if you are pregnant. 2 cups of ginger tea per day (1 cup every other day if you’re pregnant) should be fine if cleared by your doctor. You see, in large doses, ginger could lead to heartburn, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, and mouth and throat irritation.
When Should You Drink Ground Ginger Tea?
If you’re wondering what the best time for drinking ginger tea is, you’re in luck. You can drink ginger tea any time of the day. Some enjoy drinking ginger tea to begin their morning or as a healthy afternoon treat.
But a quick tip:
Since ginger tea is such a powerful digestive aid, it is nice to drink it after meals. I especially like having it after dinner.
Now you know how to use ginger tea. One more thing left to do: Prepare your ginger tea. Here below are two of my absolute favorite recipes I love to recommend to my students!
How to Make Ginger Tea with The Best Ground Ginger Tea Recipes
Now that you know how amazing ginger tea is, it is time to make some for yourself. Here are two of my favorite ground ginger recipes. Whether you want to speed up your metabolism, fight sickness, or soothe your soul, ginger tea offers something for everyone.
Ginger Fire Tea recipe
One amazing ginger tea recipe to try is my famous Fat-Burning Fire Tea recipe. This ginger tea features sweet cinnamon and honey. Best of all, it could help you lose weight due to all the metabolism-boosting ingredients.
Click the button below to get my Fire Tea recipe.
Honey Lemon Ginger Tea
Here’s another ginger tea recipe that will help transform your mood and body, especially if you are fighting a cold or the flu. I like to make this easy ginger tea while I straighten up the kitchen after dinner. I often feel a little too full but I know relief is on the way.
This sweet, tangy twist on a ginger tea recipe takes 5 minutes – Honey Lemon Ginger Tea
Honey Lemon Ginger Tea
- 1 inch (2.5cm) fresh ginger root (can be unpeeled)
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon honey (or to taste)
- 1 cup boiling water
- Grate or finely mince the fresh ginger root. No need to peel it.
- Pour one cup boiling water over the ginger root and let it steep for 3 minutes
- Meanwhile, put the lemon juice and the honey in a large mug. Strain the ginger tea into the mug.
- Stir to dissolve the honey, taste, and add more honey or lemon juice if you like
See recipe variations on The Spruce.com
Once brewed, I sink into the couch and sip my fresh, hot ginger lemon honey tea. My soft throw draped over my lap and my feet up on the ottoman, I am always comforted inside and out.
My ginger tea recipe is not only soothing. I can also feel my dinner digesting more smoothly in my stomach almost immediately after drinking it.
Beyond the many health benefits of ginger tea, I simply love the way ginger heats me up. My hands feel cozy wrapped around the mug, and my body floods with warm tingles from the inside out. There is literally nothing else like it, so I always have it on hand. It helps me feel better when I’m sick or when I need a pick-me-up. What variations do you want to try with your ginger tea? Lemon? Cinnamon? Cayenne? Let me know if you come up with something new!
Why I Drink Ginger Tea
Beyond the many health benefits of ginger tea, I simply love the way ginger heats me up. My hands feel cozy wrapped around the mug, and my body floods with warm tingles from the inside out.
There is literally nothing else like it, so I always have it on hand. It helps me feel better when I’m sick or when I need a pick-me-up.
What variations do you want to try with your ginger tea? Lemon? Cinnamon? Cayenne? Let me know if you come up with something new!