Ginger is widely used in preparation of food, and as a home remedy to cure and prevent various diseases. We are always told by our mothers and grandmothers to have Ginger or we say ‘Adrak vali chai’ (Ginger Tea) to get relief from cough, cold, sore throat etc.
Ginger tea is not only a winter thing. One should have it in all seasons, be it summers or winters. In winters, you can have a hot cup of ginger tea, while in summers, you can have a glass of chilled ginger and lemon cooler.
Making a ginger tea is easy. You have to finely chop the ginger. Boil 2 cups of water and add the chopped /crushed ginger. Keep boiling till the water reduces to 1 cup and you start enjoying the fragrance of the tea. Take a spoon of honey in your cup and pour the ginger water thereafter. Stir well. You can add few drops of lemon too, according to your preference. And it is ready to drink.
Not only it tastes well, but it has several health benefits too.
1- Relieves Stress:
The strong flavour of ginger has healing properties. Having a cup of ginger tea will reduce your stress after a long and tiring day.
2- Improves Digestion:
Ginger is helpful in treating indigestion, bloating etc.
3- Stimulates Appetite:
Generally, we have a small appetite during summers. So, having a cup of ginger tea will stimulate your appetite.
4- Helps in Weight Loss:
The above recipe helps in reducing belly fat and weight loss. Intake of ginger tea 15 minutes before your meal will help you reduce the weight.
5- Prevents Skin infections:
Ginger has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which protects your skin from infections.