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Benefits of Ginger-Garlic Tea: Why You Should Have a Cup of Ginger-Garlic Tea Every Day?

We are in the midst of country-wide lock down, and it is perhaps the first time in many years the whole world had prioritized health over anything else. As you would know the noval coronavirus has afflicted millions of people around the globe, and precarious situation has led many countries to announce a lock down. More and more people are paying increased amount of attention to what they are eating and practicing best hygiene. Immunity is defined as the balanced state where the body is able to fight a disease causing agents.  
Our pantry is often stocked with healing herbs and spices that could do wonders for our immunity. Take ginger and garlic for instance,; they are so much more than mere flavoring agents for your curries and stew. Ginger's medicinal properties are very popular in homeopathy; it is considered as a traditional remedy for indigestion, nausea and bloating. Garlic, on the other hand, is famous for its anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties. They are both very potent herbs in themselves; together they can weave magic, especially when it comes to immunity and weight-management. Ginger garlic tea is a great idea to boost immunity and aid in weight loss. 
Benefits of garlicBenefits of ginger
Herbal tea are soothing and often very effective in alleviating discomfort caused by cold, congested nose and sore throat. You can drink herbal tea daily, but the symptoms are persistent it is best to consult a doctor or an expert. Brewing ginger and garlic tea is perhaps one of the best ideas to enjoy their goodness together.

For Immunity

According to the book 'Healing Foods' by DK Publishing House, ginger's "volatile oils have anti- inflammatory properties similar to those of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), which makes it an excellent remedy for flu, headaches and menstrual pains. It can also lower medication, intake in osteoarthritis". 
Garlic has high sulfur content that helps fight infections. It is famous for its antiviral and anti-parasitic properties that helps ease symptoms of cold and cough. However, it is not advisable for asthma patients to consume a lot of garlic.

Ginger-Garlic Tea for Weight Loss

Ginger is very effective in keeping your digestive system in good shape. Ginger helps heal the gut, fastens movement of food through the gastrointestinal tract, reduces bloating and cramps, and is also very useful in getting the digestive juices flowing. A good digestion is key for weight loss.
Garlic can also do wonders for your digestion and it is also useful in flushing out toxins. Garlic could help rev up your metabolism naturally. It is also known to be an appetite-suppressant. 

How to make ginger-garlic tea 

Benefits of ginger-garlic tea
  1. Take a pot of hot water (add about a cup of water). Now, add a small chunk of ginger (make sure it is peeled and washed). 
  2. Then add 1 teaspoon of crushed garlic; next add half of a teaspoon of black pepper and let it steep for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat, strain in cup, add half a teaspoon of honey for taste and enjoy! 

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16 Comments

  1. socialistic and highly informative

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  2. In India, we often drink tea...like daily. Most of us add ginger and garlic in the tea for the taste. Obviously, the health benefits are there but the taste also turns out to be great.

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  3. I love lemon and ginger tea; I've never thought to add garlic although I sometimes add turmeric. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties and is fab for your health.

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  4. I love this, I have tried ginger kehwa but never added garlic, this will be my motivation to do so

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  5. I love ginger tea but the idea of adding garlic is new to me. Thanks for sharing this informative post. I think I should definitely give it a try.

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  6. I love hot lemon water in the morning before breakfast! I might have to try this one too! :)

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  7. I love ginger tea but everytime I try and add garlic to make a tea, it is just too strong. Any tips?

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  8. Garlic?! I'll try it! I like ginger tea, so why not add garlic?!

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  9. This was an interesting post. I wasn't sure about it with the title, but after reading I am inclined to try it. Consider it bookmarked for later.

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  10. I've always had ginger tea and now I'm intrigued to try with garlic ��

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  11. My mom makes a similar concoction when we're sick which included garlic and ginger. Works wonders! I actually really enjoy the taste and have it with a squeeze of lemon as well.

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  12. I love ginger tea. I always make sure I have fresh ginger at home. If I happen to run out, I have a jar of ginger tea powder. I will follow your recipe and add some crushed garlic too. Love the health benefits this drink will give me.

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