Ground Ginger Tea for Cold Prevention + Ginger Lemon Honey Tea Recipe


Nagina Abdullah


December 15, 2017


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!

Want to use ginger tea to lose weight? 

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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).

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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!

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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.

Want to use ginger tea to lose weight? 

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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

Recipe source:
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 Person


  • 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


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If it’s too spicy for you, next time you make it, use a little less ginger until you get that perfect flavor for you.
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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.

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Your can read about my other favorite healthy tea recipes to indulge, lower blood sugar and calm inflammation here:

Turmeric Tea Recipe: Weight Loss & Anti-Inflammatory Golden Tea

Cinnamon Tea Recipe & Benefits: Weight Loss and Beyond (includes a cooking video for Fire Tea)

Find out how to make my signature Fat-Burning Fire Tea recipe that revs up your metabolism with spicy, sweet indulgence by clicking here:

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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!

Find more delicious, fat-burning recipes and specific steps for losing weight without sweating at the gym for hours a day, here:

Easy Spicy One Week Vegan Meal Plan

Tasty Garbanzo Bean Recipe to Kickstart Your Weight Loss

The Ultimate Guide on How to Lose Weight Without Exercise

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Nagina Sethi Abdullah, BA, MBA

Nagina Abdullah is a health coach for middle-aged women and professionals. She coaches women to boost their metabolism naturally, shed pounds and keep them off. Her work with weight loss clients led to the creation of Masala Body, an online weight loss platform that provides an easy and accessible system that helps women sustainably lose weight. She has helped over 1200 women successfully lose from 10-80 lbs and create a sustainable lifestyle change. Nagina earned her degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley.

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