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How to Make Ginger and Turmeric Tea

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Ginger and turmeric are not only natural ingredients known for their intense flavor, but they can also provide multiple health benefits, such as relieving certain pains due to their anti-inflammatory properties and improve immune function.
5-Minute Crafts wants to show you 2 simple ways of making these teas so you can have them and benefit from all these properties.

Ginger tea

What you’ll need:

  • 6.3 cups (½ liter) of water
  • 1 medium ginger root (approx. 50 g)
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • Lemon to taste

Step 1. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan with a lid.

Step 2. Peel the ginger and cut it into thin slices.

Step 3. Add the ginger to the boiling water, cover it, and let it simmer for about 20 minutes.

Step 4. Let it cool slightly, and strain.

Step 5. Add the lemon and honey, and serve it hot or at room temperature.

Benefits

  • Thanks to its high gingerol content, ginger offers antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which could help relieve certain types of pain.
  • It could also significantly reduce menstrual cramps.
  • There is evidence that suggests ginger can help reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels in human blood.
  • It could also help to prevent various types of nausea, especially morning sickness and postoperative nausea.

Turmeric tea

What you’ll need:

  • 6.3 cups (½ liter) of water
  • 10 g of fresh turmeric, grated
  • 1 tablespoon of honey (optional)

Step 1. Bring the water to a boil in a pot with a lid.

Step 2. Add turmeric, cover, and cook for 5 minutes over low heat.

Step 3. Let it cool, and strain.

Step 4. Sweeten with honey, and serve.

Benefits

  • Turmeric can help reduce inflammation and swelling in arthritis patients due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
  • It could also act as a moderator for the immune system, promoting immune responses in the body when needed.
  • It could help decrease the chances of developing cancer in various parts of the digestive system.
  • Curcumin, one of the main components of turmeric, may, in some cases, help fight depression.
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