22 Health Benefits of Ginger Root & Ginger Tea

Along with its delicious flavor, ginger is one of the healthiest spices in the world. Originally from Asia, ginger has been used for its medicinal purposes for nearly 2,000 years by various cultures. Today, the beneficial spice is making quite a name for itself here in the U.S. and rightfully so. Below is our list of the top 22 health benefits of ginger root.


Prevention & Treatment

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1. Fights Cancer

Today, most people are affected by cancer in one way or another. Chances are you know someone who is battling cancer or you may be fighting it yourself. If that’s the case, add ginger into your daily diet. Several studies have found it beneficial in fighting lung, prostate, ovarian, colon, breast, skin, and pancreatic cancers.

According to researchers, ginger’s anti-cancer properties are a result of the compound 6-gingerol, which is found in large amounts in raw ginger. 6-gingerol has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor activities.

Adding ginger to your diet can help prevent new cancer cells from forming and destroy active ones. It’s also beneficial for people who are already on cancer treatments since ginger has been known to prevent the toxic effects of cancer drugs. In a study with 744 cancer patients, ginger supplementation significantly reduced chemotherapy-induced nausea.


2. Protects Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects the central nervous system. It accounts for nearly 60–70 percent of dementia cases in people over 65 years old worldwide. If Alzheimer’s runs in your family or you are worried you may one day suffer from the disease, you should think about incorporating more ginger into your current diet and daily routine.

Research shows ginger can help slow down the loss of brain cells, which typically leads to Alzheimer’s Disease. Additionally, some studies done on animals suggest the antioxidants and other powerful compounds found in ginger can fight inflammatory responses that occur in the brain. Other animal studies show that consuming ginger can protect against age-related decline in brain function.

These findings weren’t only reached in animal studies, though. In one study, researchers gave 60 middle-aged women ginger extract or a placebo. Researchers then evaluated the women’s memory and brain function. They found women who consumed ginger displayed “enhanced working memory.”


Digestion

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3. Helps with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

IBS is a common disorder that affects nearly 25-45 million Americans. Some symptoms include cramps, bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation, and mucus in the stool. People who suffer from painful IBS will be happy to hear ginger can offer some relief. That’s because ginger can help relax the intestines during a flair up.

There are several ways you can consume ginger – add ginger root in your cooked dishes, take ginger supplements, or brew ginger tea. The good news is they all seem to have a calming effect on the digestive system.


4. Relieves Gas

Gas can be embarrassing at the wrong times. While there are a wide variety of anti-gas products on the market, it’s always best to try the natural route first. Ginger tea is easy enough to make and has been proven effective at relieving gas. Drink a cup of ginger tea before you go to sleep to let it work its magic overnight while you’re sleeping. It should act to clear out your digestive system and neutralize the problem from inside.

You can make your own ginger tea by adding one two-inch slice of fresh ginger root to two cups of water. On your stove, bring the ginger water to a boil and then let steep for about half an hour.


5. Relieves Heartburn

Heartburn is the main symptom of acid reflux, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a common condition that affects nearly 50 percent of Americans. Today, approximately 20 million Americans are taking an acid inhibiting drug to treat painful heartburn. There’s a problem with that statistic, though. Studies show certain heartburn drugs do more harm than good. Instead of turning to drugs, drink ginger tea.

According to doctors, ginger has been found to have a gastroprotective effect, meaning it prevents the loosening of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) and blocks acid from regurgitating back into the esophagus. It also kills off harmful bacteria, such as helicobacter pylori. This type of bacteria is linked to acid reflux.

For best results, it’s recommended you drink one cup of ginger tea 20 minutes before a meal.


Weight Loss

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6. Aids Weight Loss

Losing weight is one of the best things you can do for your overall health. Did you know being overweight can lead to heart attack, stroke, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, and some cancers? To help aid your weight loss efforts, incorporate ginger into your diet.

Ginger is a natural ingredient that’s found in many “fat-burning” supplements. It can speed up the metabolism, leading to calorie-burning. It can also help keep you feeling full for longer, reducing your overall calorie intake.


7. Suppresses Appetite

Ginger may help keep you feeling full, suppressing your appetite and ultimately reducing your daily calorie intake. A 2012 study published in the journal Metabolism found people who drank a hot ginger beverage containing 2 grams of ginger powder after meals reduced feelings of hunger for up to six hours.


8. Helps Manage Blood Sugar Levels

Research out of Australia suggests that ginger can help keep blood glucose levels in check. This is important because these levels have a direct impact on weight loss and weight gain, as well as how energetic or lethargic you feel throughout the day. If you’ve noticed that you’re feeling a mid-day crash it’s likely due to your blood sugar levels. Adding ginger to your lunch might help you stay focused and on task. Think of ginger as an all-natural alternative to products like 5 Hour “Energy.”


9. Relieves Tired Muscles

When you workout, your muscles naturally get tired. One way to help speed up muscle recovery is to munch on ginger root. Studies have shown people who eat ginger experience a significant reduction in muscle pain, allowing people to get back to the gym in a shorter amount of time. More workouts lead to increased lean muscle mass, which generally equates to natural weight loss as you burn calories around the clock.

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10. Boosts Nutrient Absorption

You probably don’t realize, but when you eat a healthy meal you aren’t actually absorbing all of the beneficial nutrients. Rather, people only absorb anywhere between 10-90 percent of the vitamins and minerals in their food. If you are looking to improve your health and lose weight, you’ll want to absorb as many nutrients as possible. That’s because nutrients can signal your hormones to let the body know when it’s full and keep your fat-burning system working in tip-top shape. Ginger has been known to boost nutrient absorption!


General Health and Wellness

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11. Helps with Morning Sickness

Pregnant women might want to increase their ginger intake if they are suffering from bouts of morning sickness. That’s because the ginger acts as a calming agent. When compared to a placebo in clinical tests, participants who consumed ginger noticed significant symptom relief.


12. Reduces Arthritic Inflammation

Ginger has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. For that reason, it can help relieve a host of inflammation-based conditions and diseases. That includes arthritis, a condition that affects millions of Americans. Along with reducing inflammation, people with arthritis can expect some pain relief from the ginger.

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13. Opens Up Inflamed Airways

If you have asthma you have likely been scouring the internet for ways to help open up your airways (ones that don’t involve taking steroid-based medications). Ginger has been shown to open up airways by reducing inflammation. It can also relieve pain associated with asthma. While researchers say ginger may not solve your asthma condition on its own, it can definitely be used as part of a comprehensive approach.


14. Improves Circulation

Ginger can help thin blood, improving overall circulation. As ginger improves blood flow, it can generate a warm feeling inside the body. That’s one reason many people enjoy sipping ginger tea on cold days.


Minor Ailments 

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15. Heals Frostbite

Here’s a handy tip to remember if you ever come down with a case of frostbite. You can drink ginger tea during your recovery process to speed up recovery. Ginger will help to improve your circulation, which helps your body return the affected parts back to their normal state. You don’t have to drink very much of it in order to get the desired results. Just about 8 ounces a day is all that’s necessary to have it work.


16. Stops Motion Sickness

Ginger has long been used as a natural remedy for motion sickness. If you get car sick or sea sick then it’s a smart idea to consume a little ginger before you get in the car or boat. Ginger is so effective at settling an upset stomach that it has even been shown to outdo OTC medications like Dramamine. It eases all of the accompanying symptoms of motion sickness, so you don’t have to worry about getting dizzy, feeling nauseous, breaking into cold sweats, or worse, puking out the window or over the side of the boat.

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17. Provides Pain Relief

Forget ibuprofen, try consuming ginger instead! No matter what type of pain you’re suffering from, ginger can act as a natural pain reliever. Along with fighting inflammation that can cause aches and pains, ginger also works on a hormonal level. Consider starting your morning with a cup of ginger tea and see if you notice improvements throughout the day.


18. Clears Sinuses

If you’re looking for sinus relief without having to resort to an over-the-counter drug, turn to ginger first. There is an active ingredient in ginger that has shown to work wonders on the sinuses, helping to unclog them and facilitate drainage. All you need to do is brew a nice cup of hot ginger tea to get the benefits without the use of medications with possible side effects.


19. Improves Your Breath

Unlike other foods like garlic, ginger can actually help to improve your breath. Eat ginger toward the end of your meal so it can cleanse your palate and leave your mouth feeling refreshed. You can also drink it as a beverage mixed with simple hot water. It’s a great way to flush out your mouth and neutralize a bad taste in your mouth, like the dreaded “coffee breath” from drinking coffee.


Super Spice

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20. Increases Sex Drive

With an increased functioning of the circulatory system, it’s no wonder that ginger has been referred to as an aphrodisiac for thousands of years. It didn’t take long for people to make the connection between ginger and an extra pep in the step! The nice part is that it works for both sexes equally since it can increase circulation in both female and male sex organs.


21. Boosts Immune System

Does it seem like every time you turn around you’re battling another cold or illness? If so, chances are your immune system is weak. Your diet plays a large role in strengthening or weakening your immune system. To keep your body’s defense system strong, eat ginger. Doctors say ginger can cleanse the lymphatic system, flush out toxins, and kill bacteria.

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22. Protects Against Nuclear Radiation

Hopefully this isn’t something you’ll ever have to worry about, but it’s still good to know in case World War III breaks out. People living near the Fukushima disaster area have given strong consideration to upping their ginger intake with this news. If you want to get the full benefits of this feature you’ll have to have a daily dose of ginger so it’s in your system and stays there.

22 Benefits of Ginger- protects against Alzheimer's disease, relieves tired muscles, improves circulation and much more.


As you can see, ginger offers many benefits to protect the entire body. So next time you go food shopping, don’t forget to pick up some ginger root. When you’re selecting the perfect piece of ginger root look for the following:

  • The ginger should be firm to the touch
  • The bigger the piece of ginger root the older it is and the more pungent its flavor will be
  • No discolorations or soft spots

Whether you want to use ginger root in your cooked meals, brewed in hot water to make ginger tea, blended into a smoothie, or pressed into fresh juice, you should be able to reap its many benefits. Check out this video for a delicious and healthy ginger juice recipe:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbtJ0mNPrlM

You can also get ginger supplements. If you are buying ginger in supplement form, make sure to get an organic supplement that’s free of any fillers.  


Ginger FAQ

Does ginger boost metabolism?

According to researchers, ginger root can give your metabolism a boost, aiding weight loss. If you are trying to boost your metabolism, also fill your plate with fresh vegetables and lean protein. Plus, you want to make sure to hit the gym. Did you know by increasing the amount of lean muscle you have, it could help your body burn calories even hours after your workout?

Will ginger make you sleepy?

As a result of its calming nature, a common question about ginger is: Will it make me sleepy or drowsy? The answer is no! Since it increases circulation, most people who eat or drink ginger actually report a boost of energy. When it is time for sleep, though, ginger may help remove toxins that can cause sleeplessness, allowing you to fall asleep more easily.

Is ginger calming?

Because ginger improves the circulation, many report a feeling of warmth and an overall feeling of calmness after taking it. It also has calming and soothing properties for the internal organs due to its anti-inflammatory effects. Many times ginger ale is served to someone that has an upset stomach, due to its calming properties.

Does ginger give you energy?

It may help boost your energy because ginger can increase the function of the circulatory system, allowing your blood to move more freely throughout the body. The sensation this provides is one where you feel the “get up and go” that you once did in your younger years.

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Will ginger make you poop?

There is some anecdotal evidence that ginger helps keep you regular, or acts as a laxative. However, it is not as reliable as other all-natural herbs and spices that are known to get things moving. Because it helps to cleanse your digestive tract, it can also lead to more frequent bowel movements.

Is ginger easy to digest?

For most people ginger is easy to digest and actually aids in the digestion of other foods. Of course, there are cases where some have reported having trouble digesting and processing ginger. If you are worried about being able to process it properly, start off with a little bit and see how you respond to it. Gradually increase your intake as you get the all clear from your body.

Does ginger boost the immune system?

One of the properties of ginger is that it does help to strengthen the immune system. Studies have shown that cancer patients taking daily supplements of ginger are able to recover more quickly from anti-cancer procedures compared to those that take nothing or a placebo.

Is ginger high in vitamins?

Ginger isn’t really known for the high amount of vitamins it contains, but rather the effect it has on the body directly. It has small amounts of Vitamin A and C. It also has a nice amount of potassium (while not a vitamin, potassium is a mineral worth noting).

Does ginger cause gas?

It shouldn’t, in fact, it helps to neutralize gas from forming in your digestive system. Drinking ginger tea on a regular basis should actually cut down on the amount of gas you have.

Is ginger low carb?

There are .4 grams of carbs in one teaspoon of ginger root. Since you don’t typically use much more than a teaspoon of ginger in cooked dishes or ginger tea, it’s fair to say that this superfood fits into a low-carb diet. It should also help keep you feeling full for longer periods of time, helping to overcome the strong feeling of hunger typically associated with low-carb diets.

Does ginger dehydrate you?

Ginger acts as a diuretic, so if you don’t keep yourself properly hydrated you might find that you get dehydrated more quickly. Be sure to drink an extra glass of water to account for your ginger intake.

 

P.S. Take a look at the 5 veggies that boost female metabolism and burn off lower belly fat.

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165 Comments

  1. Tina says:

    How many glasses per day should I consume from ginger root drink with lemon?
    when should I take the drink?
    when can a see results in weight Loss.

    thanks

    • Elias says:

      What are the health benefits of inserting ginger

    • marty says:

      Hello Tina!

      Well, in my case I drink at least 2-3 times in a day. First intake would be in the morning when you wake up before you eat breakfast. Second, after you finished eating your lunch and Last, would be before you go to sleep. It’s much better to drink ginger tea without lemon. It’s much more effective and in that way you would be able to flush out all of the unnecessary fats from your body. And as I have observed, it really helps out in keeping your stomach full and feeling energized 🙂

      – T. Marty

      • Oscar says:

        When a woman is looking for fruit of womb,is it good for her to be taking Ginger.What is the affects.

      • PHILLIP LEET says:

        Phil here , and I’m just finding out about the affects of”Ginger Root.”
        My Wife bought some Ginger Root, but how much Ginger Root do you have to put in, how much water. It doesn’t tell us the directions to make some Ginger Root Tea. I’m PERMANENTLY DISABLED, since 2010, and a lot of my problem comes from ,” Joint Pain”, Arthritis,and Nerve Pain. I also have ,”Terrible Anxiety Attacks”, and ,” Deep Depression Syndrome”. Sometimes my Depression Syndrome is so bad that I can’t even leave my Apartment Building.
        If anyone could PLEASE GIVE ME SOME INFORMATION ON,”Ginger Root Tea”, and how to make the Tea.
        I need to know how much Ginger Root to use,and the equivalent of how much water to use. Also, I need to know how long to boil the Ginger Root, because I was told that boiling some things takes all of the Nutrients out of whatever you’re boiling.
        Thank You (ANYONE PLEASE HELP),
        Mr. PHILLIP LEET !!!

        • T says:

          I learned to make ginger tea in Czech Republic while vacationing. 8 oz. coffee cup – peel & slice several (5 or 6) pieces cut from a single chunk of raw ginger. Drop in cup & Sprinkle a bit of cinnamon, add 1/2 tsp. honey. Pour in boiling water & let steep 3-5 mins. Then enjoy. Cinnamon & honey are flavoring to make it a smooth taste. Ginger is a very strong flavor.

        • Mz. D says:

          I felt compelled to buy ginger root last week and tonight I cut several slices off it and added boiling water to my slices and let it seep. Then I added honey. I found it a bit spicy I may reduce how much ginger I add next time. You know your all making this harder then it has to be. I didn’t even check about its benefits till I started feeling my molecules vibrating.

        • Stephanie says:

          I put water on to boil, wash ginger very well and use peeler back and forth quickly to drop large and juicy pieces in the cup. If I’m having tea; I place the bag in cup, pour boiling water over tea bag and ginger and let it steep covered and then I heat milk, add cardamom, strands of saffron, and sometimes turmeric as well….stir it, while heating to a boil and then remove the tea bag from cup and pour the boiling milk with cardamom, saffron, & turmeric -all done and yum yum 🙂 I chew/eat the pieces at the bottom after drinking tea.
          In the morning or at office I will just drink hot water with ginger and lemon juice.
          You may want to add a teaspoon of sugar to the milk for tea but not necessary.

        • wayne says:

          I use fresh ginger, so I peel about 100g cut 2to3 mm rings dump all in a pot add about 2 lts cold water bring to boil turn heat off steep for 20 min on hot plate then pour through a tea strainer into a mug add as much lemon juice and a teaspoon of honey DRINK
          pour the remainder into a jug, zap in micro before each drink then add lemon and honey I have 1 before each meal. Reduce the honey to taste if you can as sugar in any form is not going to help but the mare lemon juice the better, it’s all about your taste.
          Have a great day
          Wayne

  2. Tina says:

    How many glasses per day should I consume from ginger root drink with lemon?
    when should I take the drink?
    when can a see results in weight Loss.

    thanks

  3. Katie says:

    How do you peel it and if bought fresh but not organic how long is the shelf life and does it need to be refrigerated? Thanks

    • zina says:

      The best way to peel ginger is with a tea spoon! you’ll be surprised how well it works out. I keep it out with my tomatoes, but once it starts growing a new green plantlike baby, it starts draining it of fluids, so be sure to use it soon–hope this helps

    • Marissa says:

      Peel it with the edge of a spoon. It does not need to be refrigerated and should last up to two weeks in the cupboard if kept dry.

    • Melody says:

      I’ve learned that using a spoon to scrape and peel ginger is the best way, you don’t waste it using a peeler. Yes ginger needs refrigeration. Ginger, so I’ve been told can last up to a month in a plastic or paper bag in the frig. Freezing ginger is another way to keep it, just break or slice a piece off, then return to storage.

    • Maryann Severson says:

      Do I have to peel the fresh Ginger root that I boil for Ginger tea, and why if I clean it first

      • Hi Maryann!

        You don’t have to peel it before you make your tea. Just be sure to rinse it well and slice it nice and thin to get the most out of it! This is how I used to make it each morning and I’m still here to type about it.

        Good luck!

      • Yvonne says:

        Hi MaryAnn,

        I rinse my ginger root and then slice it into nice little chunks with the skin still on. I then out it in water and bring it to a nice boil. I then let it cool completely before placing it in a 64oz jug along with the pieces I used to make the tea. I usually get to more 64oz servings with the pieces before tossing them out. I love ginger tea which helps with my arthritis and balances my hormones which is good for pre menopause. Been using it for years now. Enjoy!!! 😊👍😊

    • Patricia says:

      Hi … I love ginger I buy root ginger and freeze it as soon as I get home, when I need it I grate it into my teapot skin and all ( the pot with a strainer not sure what it’s called ) …just wanted to share this with you good luck …Patricia

  4. Mary says:

    I like to take chopped ginger root and make my own ginger ale. I boil it to get juice, add honey and add enough to club soda or seltzer to get the strength I like. Nice way to add ginger to my diet.

  5. Ebere Iroh says:

    I boiled ginger, garlic and a tea bag together with glass water. I took before bed, Is it heath wise?

    • Veeanne says:

      how does that taste? and why the garlic in there? hm?

    • joel serito says:

      yes, In fact taking it before bed is more effective when your sleeping, it boost you normal circulation which have a good effect in your body including removing toxins from your body, fueling your cells and making your body immune system more active.

  6. Tammy says:

    If you chew ginger root it will stop your sore throat & ear ache, it eliminates cold symptoms.

  7. Ijeoma Perpetua says:

    Can ginger cure constant sneezing and catarh?

  8. Rana says:

    I drink it straight ginger, I boil it and then store it in the fridge, I also add thyme and other herbs.

  9. Adunola Oluwole says:

    I took an overdose of ginger and garlic yesterday and since i ve been displaying the following symptoms:
    sleepiness
    body aches/light headache
    larger bowel movement.
    Please what can i do to stop these symptoms.

  10. joel serito says:

    I took a glass of ginger with lemon but it does not contribute to regular bowel movement and my sinusitis drained but the odor have not disappeared, please help???

    • el says:

      Go for linchpin capsules, it’s an antibiotic. It kills the bacterial.

      • Michael says:

        El, Could you explain what linchpin capsules are. I usually develop a bad sore throat in the Winter or when visiting a cold climate. Thanks, Michael

  11. Seth says:

    What if I dont want to lose weight, but ginger based substances benifit a nother big catagory of my health? is there anything I can try? Any suggestions?

  12. Diane says:

    Does ginger need to be eaten raw to be effective? I would like to try adding it to some of my recipes.
    Thanks.

  13. Douglas says:

    I am using jinger too but i chew it every morning it is realy good

  14. Flummoxed says:

    Is it ok to eat slices of fresh raw ginger.

    • Bane says:

      Yes it is. Ginger can be chewed, made into tea, etc. Ginger also has a chem that temp mildly numbs pain receptors, as well as helps with swollen injuries. I use it all the time. Plus its great for colds and flus

  15. Ruby says:

    I have RA . I have been in pain everyday . Ever since I take fresh ginger juice every other day my pain has gone and my inflammation has gone way down . Thank you for the tips .

  16. Shan says:

    I’ve tried taking ginger in tea and with water before and find it burns my stomach. I’ve no know stomach ulsers or such, just tried when I felt sick. Any ideas about that?
    I’ve eaten fresh and dried ginger in my stir fry before and I was fine 🙂

    • Becka says:

      After you’ve boiled your tea, try adding a little milk in your cup. the milk will coat your stomach and should keep it from burning and it tastes yummy too 🙂 I also boil a cinnamon stick with my ginger for a more festive kick!

    • Teresa says:

      If you have trouble swallowing ginger tea that you make, I like the tea by Yogi called Ginger Tea. I add water and wait about 2 minutes. I feel better about 20 minutes later (I have neck pain from an accident). I drink Ginger tea 3x a day and notice a difference when I do not, as I need aleve thos days I dont have access to ginger tea.
      Hope that helps. It comes in small yellow tea squares. Forgot what color the box is. I get it as Safeway grocery store.
      good luck!

  17. Joy Hampton says:

    I started to feel like I was getting the flu. After going to bed early I woke up nautious and achey. I drank 2 glasses of ginger tea throughout the day and before bed. I woke feeling great. I am thinking the ginger helped, as my family have been sick 4_____ to 7days.

  18. ruth nyathi says:

    grated garlic and ginger has made my heart beat very fast so l have reduced the intake,also it has healed me from virginal smell l am totally healthy,side pains are gone

    • Ana says:

      Hi that same thing happened to me too, ginger gave me terrible palpitations, also even a ginger cookie does the same thing, i stopped all ginger products, alsobmy bp spikes sky high from it, very scarry too bad cuz i likeed ginger

  19. Zulie says:

    Been having lots of abdominal pain so last night I took some fresh ginger in a cup of boiled water and it took my pains away. Am impressed! I’d rather take a ginger drink than pain tablets

  20. rangford says:

    ginger is good

  21. Amon Sichone says:

    I love the ginger and am gonna try it out…

  22. linda says:

    I have a question . If I have what my body considers to much ginger I get severe heart burn that can last for 2 or 3 days. Why would this happen if ginger is an acid blocker?

    • CARMEN says:

      Stimulates Appetite – If you have a sluggish digestive system and find that you need to get your digestive fires going before a meal, ginger can help. It may be the case that you don’t produce enough stomach acid, and ginger can act as an appetite stimulant, getting your digestive juices revved up so that you are able to digest your meal better. Improper digestion of foods leaves them fermenting in your digestive tract, and can contribute to weight gain.

      YOU MIGHT BE MAKING TOO MUCH ACID.

    • Bernice says:

      Does ginger increase your heart rate

  23. Mecury says:

    Am so amazed after reading this whole health benefits of Ginger. I’ve been hearing this Swishing sound in head for a while now and I’ve tried every way round but to no avail. So after reading through this page, I want to try the ginger tea and see if it will help me. I hope it will help me??

  24. sunny levin says:

    does it make a difference in making ginger tea? would love to us it for medicinal purposes

  25. joseps says:

    For the last 15 years I grate 16 oz of ginger roots, add 22 cups of water, boil for 5 minutes and simmer for 19 minutes. Let cool and store the liquid in plastic pitcher and store in the refrigerator. Every morning I pour the ginger tea in my tall coffee cup, heat it in the microwave for 2 minute, add splenda sweetener and that’s my morning drink. I average 2 cups a day. I buy ginger roots from Asian grocery stores 4 to 6 lbs of ginger roots and store them in the freezer. I just grate 16 to 24 oz of ginger for my daily drink. I normally use artificial sugar. My favorite is splenda. The ginger roots cost $1.80 per lb average. I am a senior retired for 17 yrs already. This is a drink in my home town where I grow up. It has prevented me from having dizziness. And I enjoy the ginger . My wife loves it too. joseps

  26. janet choo says:

    Can I drink ginger drink before bed please advise?

    • JanAranton says:

      Try Ginger TEa

    • Deb M. says:

      Yes, you can drink ginger before bedtime. Herbs have a different affect on people. It puts you in a slight relax state. Your body feels warm. But its not to relaxing if your out and about and or being on the job. Actually if your stressing at your job, this may help you block unwanted drama. its relaxing… I use traditional medicinal tea bags.

  27. meseret Degefu says:

    How many glasses per day should I consume from ginger tea drink with lemon?
    when should I take the drink?

  28. cathy says:

    i had bad acid reflux and would wake up jn the middle of the night with severe stomach ache and since i started drinking ginger tea with honey it went away .. i has tried everything drom tums maalox to prescription drug but ginger was the absolute relief

    • Dave E. says:

      cathy, I had full blown GERD, for years, I had narrowing of the esophagus, horrible heart burn, and many times vomiting when things would get stuck, it would also bring up handfuls of mucus. my only relief where over the counter meds, tums, rolaids at every meal and snack. I began drinking milk from a local provider here in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Shneiders Dairy, called Happy Milk, it had good bacteria in it, and it started the right colony of bacteria in my stomach, I no longer drink that milk because it seemed to go bad but it’s benefits have lasted for years and I no longer have ANY symptoms, no heart burn at all, it’s been years since I bought tums and I can eat what ever I want, spicy Mexican, Indian, meat, chocolate, what ever, I never have a problem, I’m 65 years old.

  29. Peace onyekwelu says:

    How can i prepare ginger root for drinking so that it will not spoil

    • Patience says:

      My stomach is very acidic so I burp uncontrollably. Once a week, I purify a large amount of ginger that lasts for minimum a week otherwise it will spoil even in the fridge. 3 times daily I add a teaspoon to hot water and that reduces my burping.

      • Dave E. says:

        Patience, I think you mean puree, like with a blender. That is a great idea, that way you get the fiber that most people get only by cooking, which usually reduces the value of any type of food. I’m going to try it too.

  30. bing says:

    Ginger also helps with motion sickness; and it’s doesn’t have any side effects like drowsiness and such.

  31. salena says:

    I have been shaking ground ginger in my hot water. Do I need to be using fresh ginger

    • chives says:

      fresh is always better!!!!!! cut it peel it and drop it in ur hot water or boil it on the stove, add a little honey if ya like. soooo good

      • Kal says:

        I don’t even bother to peel the ginger (it’s fine), add lemon or lime and some honey (all to taste) and you are good to go. Live long and prosper 🙂 (Ok, yes that’s bad)

  32. Blanca says:

    I make myself two vegetable and fruit shakes a day how much ginger should I add to my shakes?

  33. christopher says:

    I wanna keep drinking ginger because of all the amazing effects it has on the body especially the blood circulation and the cancer fighting ………but im trying to put on weight and im quite skinny will ginger really get in the way of my process on doing so????/

    • william eagleton says:

      I doubt it. You need to eat more nuts, coconut oil, avocados, safflower oil etc…. Eat more protein like eggs etc… I cook my eggs in a blend of coconut, avocado and safflower oil. I used to use olive oil and still do when I’m out of the other.

  34. Karen says:

    I grate fresh ginger into my home made lemonaide. I sweeten with xilitol. All natural; so delicious!

  35. K. Graham says:

    Making lemon ginger and honey tea.

    3 to 4 slices of peeled ginger
    1/2 a lemon cut into 4
    2 teaspoons honey
    add these into tea pot and boiling water steep for 5 minutes.
    when finished the pot add some hot water cool
    this makes a refreshing cool summer drink.
    Enjoy.

  36. ray says:

    I’m taking aloe vera juice to cure stomach ulcers. will ginger tea help?

    • Dave E. says:

      There is a guy called Jay Kordich that used to go by the name of “The Juice Man”, he had a set of tapes that I bought years ago, he mentioned that they had done a test on prisoners that had ulcers using cabbage juice, I’m not sure how often they drank a glass of it, but it had to be taken within a minute of making it or it lost it’s nutritive advantage, almost all of them where healed within a short period of time.

    • AK says:

      Answer to Ray,
      Ive recently made an essay on something called paradigm shift, and to my amazment and to the good news for you dear Ray, i have
      discovered that ulcer is not due nor to stress nor to any type of food but due to a bacteria called helicobacteri or something similar, and the two australian scientists behind that BREAKTHROUGH won a NOBEL PRIZE in physiology after 21 years of their discovery untill the scientist community finally couldnt hide the truth no more, so dear Ray, please know that ulcer will be totally cured with an anti bacterial medicine, ur nightmare is over! Just consult a doc with appropriate knowledge cos there are from the other kind, i tested my doc, asking him doc i have a quizz 4u, do u know what causes ulcer? He passed it, instantly replied a bacteria called helicobacteri, and he s our family doctor since: ), as a wise man said, the only sin is the uncounsciousness. I wont be hoping cos i know u‘ll get well sooner than u hope. TC

  37. lqlisa says:

    I put ginger and lemon through my juicer. Add a tablespoon of each to 8 ounces of water (or increase the water, according to taste). I drink at least 32 ounces of this concoction throughout the day. My life has changed due to the amount of energy this has given me. It decreases my appetite as well. I call it my happy juice. I want to sing it from the mountain tops!!!

  38. Alaa says:

    Hi,
    Thank you for this article. I want to user Ginger to gain some weight, but, you indicated that we can use it to gain or loose weight. Is there any method to GAIN weight with it ?

  39. AR2DC says:

    WOW! This article and the comments habe bern very helpful! Thank you everyone!

  40. sandra says:

    So good to drink before bed time you fell much better and sleepy

  41. Nelly says:

    Does ginger n lemon drink help in getting pregnant or is there any risk of the in-take will try to get pregnant? Please advise…thank you!

  42. CHINEDU MBONU says:

    does ginger reduce high blood pressure because i have drinking ginger tea and noticed my blood pressure went down. what is the connection.

    • Richie P says:

      I juice natural ginger and keep it refrigerated. And add hot water to 60 ml morning and at bed time. It takes away my night time crave and decrease my appetite and it makes me relax. I also drink the natural ginger juice, nothing added.

    • Sherman says:

      I doubt it since I haven’t read anything with this regard. However, it may bring down BP in certain individuals.

  43. patricia says:

    Can I drink cold water with some shaved ginger or needs to be hot water?

  44. Akshay R says:

    I was having too much stomach bloating, constipation and too much gas for almost 3 days. But ginger really worked for me. I had small amount of ginger with hot water and lemon grass and i felt this better never before. its really a super medicine.

  45. Edith micheal says:

    Is it proper to shew garlic wit ginger together without boiling it.. pls let me know if it has side effect.

  46. Sherman says:

    Just chop three pieces of ginger about quarter of an inch and bite on it as you take other foods every day and you will see the effects.

  47. sakiru sorunke says:

    How can ginger help in reducing fat belly?

  48. cjmac says:

    I love to eat Ginger. MaryAnn, too.

  49. April Rose says:

    Is it okay to drink ginger tea if you have ulcer?Please help . Thanks

  50. […] my middle son was home with a persistent cough. Anti-inflammatory turmeric and ginger went in a smoothie, along with a bosc pear, spring greens, a tbs of flaxseed, cashews, unsweetened […]

  51. WHOCARES says:

    Ginger is one of the medicinal thing ,which can be used raw ,boiled .I personally feel ginger is the king of medicine -cause it controls entire body on immunize and healthy

  52. some says:

    hi all, as some of you might feel its tralxing and soothinh to consume ginger tea before sleep, kindly note from the Chinese medicine perspective, ginger is best taken in the early part of the day, as it has the effect of expelling “wind” from the body, and might be too “cooling” for the body if taken at night…

  53. GENARO says:

    Good morning ; does ginger help to prevent migraines or just is a pain killer. What is the dose I have severe migraines 15 days a month and im open to try .
    thanks

  54. pam says:

    Does it help hair?

  55. william eagleton says:

    I drink ginger tea at any time. I have a plug in tea kettle. I will cut an inch of ginger off and chop it up into thin pieces. I let the water boil then turn off the tea kettle. Once the water stops bubbling I add the ginger and some kind of green tea. After it cools for an hour or so I mix my water bottles with the ginger/green tea and add a little aloe vera juice and some pomegranate ice cubes. I leave the tea and ginger in the kettle and then the next day add more. After three to four days I then clean out the kettle and start over. I swear by this drink from keeping me healthy and avoiding any real viruses etc….. Letting the ginger sit in the container over night has not harmed me and it doesn’t seem to go bad. I will also drink it straight without adding anything to it. When I don’t have pomegranate ice cubes i’ll use lemon cubes or something else.

  56. Eva says:

    I’ve tried everything for libido, I doubt if anything would work at this stage, lol

    • Dave E. says:

      I’m male and Zinc and folic acid really make a difference for me, I gave my wife some and she perked right up, you may want to try it, read about them and make sure you don’t over do it though, minerals in general you don’t need tons of it.

    • AK says:

      Dear Eva,
      Might your libido will not be affected by the type of food but the type of yr partner(s), or their gender or the type of what fulffils yr desire OR that it is not even to be called an issue what you feel the lack

  57. JED says:

    Wow Ginger root can do anything for us. I never try it yet. I read articles and people’s comments. I dont see anything how to make it with the measurement. Afraid I might overdose or underdose. Please be specific how to make the ginger tea. How much amount of ginger root should I cut and how much amount of water to boil? Thanks.

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  59. jOANN says:

    i am diabetic….if I have a tall glass a day. since I started, i noticed my glucose numbers drop dramatically…I have even been able to reduce the amount of Glipizide by 1 pill!!!!

  60. DONVALINI says:

    I had a long time digestive problems but, since I got to know about ginger my digestive problem is now a past and forgotten issue kudos to GINGER

  61. Sandra says:

    Really enjoyed all the comments about the health benefits of ginger today! Thank you! A guy at Food Lion said he drinks ginger tea all the time and he “swears by it”. Well, I won’t ‘swear by it’, but I did buy some and have made the tea today! I bought a hand full of the root, and after reading through some posts online, peeled, and boiled half for about 20 mins. on low – then into a teapot with a strainer! Instead of tossing out the boiled ginger, I just added the rest of it, and water (I used well water ~ ran out of my bottled water), and boiled that for 20 mins. on low. With a little raw honey, it tasted great! I’ll let y’all know if I notice any difference (generally)! If I do, I will offer it to my husband (with Fybromyalsia)! : )

  62. Betty says:

    wow im impressed is like i have met my healing process

  63. Dave E. says:

    I was diagnosed with prostatitis, and one of the symptoms is frequent urination, I was just trying different teas for health, not for this problem, and I noticed after a couple of days that I had a normal stream instead of just a dribble and I didn’t have to go every 20 minutes, instead it became more normal and also didn’t have to get up numerous times during the night and slept better. When I stop drinking the tea I have problems again but when I drink it, it is great and relieving.

    • melbel801 says:

      You have to keep it circulating in your bloodstream. For best results, all you need is 8oz. cup daily. I’m glad to hear it is working for you.

  64. Warren says:

    Many thanks for all the fabulous detailed info on this wonderful natural product of our Earth ! We really don’t know how lucky we are until we ready things like this.

  65. Skipper says:

    Been drinking warm ginger water for years …….great for body and mind !

  66. Chris says:

    I drink Yogi, ginger tea. its a combo if Ginger foot, lemongrass, licorice root, peppermint and black pepper. I cant get enough of this stuff. I drink 4 cups sometimes 5 a day. Hope its not to much.

  67. Jose says:

    Ginger is one of the main ingredients in our chicken stewed dish (Tinola) in the Philippines. It gives a good taste to its soup.

  68. JM says:

    i have osteoarthritis, sciatica, and osteoperosis, when they hit, it’s miserable, everything swells up, and the pain is unbearable , I don’t like prescription drugs, so I get by on aspirins, which I don’t like taking either, this will probably last a few days to a week. I also have celiac and hypothyroid disease. So I was thrilled finding this site with all the positive comments. First thing in the a.m. I will be shopping for fresh ginger. Meanwhile, I made a cup of green tea with a tspn of ground ginger. I hope I’m as lucky as all those reviewers, and that it works for me. Will keep you posted of the results. Thank you!

  69. Juliet says:

    Have low pressure problem 90/60 sometime drop 90/58
    I had ginger can help to stabilizer my blood-pressure at least to normal 100/80
    Is this true…
    Julie

  70. Mike says:

    Does ginger drink regulate potasium level not to affect heart operation. Excessive potasium is harm heart function. In short does ginger drink reduces level of potasium in the body? Many thanks. Mike

  71. Jim says:

    how much ginger root should I cut per pint of boiled water for two drinks per day

  72. Diane says:

    Does it have to be fresh ginger root or can you use the ginger from the spice rack aisle and get the same results?

    • Mike says:

      Hey Diane, I’ve been using ginger spice now for many years from the spice rack because a friend recommended it for acid reflex. It’s very convenient especially late at night when I get home from work and feel like having pasta with tomato sauce. I simply just shake a slight amount, approx. 1/8 of a teaspoon into a glass and add a little water and drink it down while preparing my meal. I’ve never had acid reflex again. I can attest it works for that. Hope this helps and good luck. (also it doesn’t need any refrigeration) Ocean State Job Lot sells a good size shaker of ginger for approx. $1.00

  73. Joseph says:

    After reading all the feedbacks I learned that ginger helps a lot .I will start drinking ginger tea now as an alernative everytime I crave for smoke. Thanks guys.. Godbless.

  74. Tanvir says:

    Ginger tea has several health benefits. Ginger tea has some effect against cancer because it inhibits the formation or action of cancer causing substance. Recent research indicates that tea may work against attacks, stoke and thrombosis.

  75. Timothy says:

    When I cough my breath change and come to normal after one (1) minites, please can ginger normalise it for me and how will i be using ginger to cure this.

  76. Mary Lou Wright says:

    I have been buying crystalized ginger but because I am diabetic I thoroughly wash off the sugar. Is this good for me?

  77. Linda says:

    How does ginger root help you lose weight and how much is necessary for daily intake? I also suffer from osteoarthritis and am trying 1-2 tsps of ginger root(put through juicer) mixed with green tea and honey.
    Thank you

  78. kak says:

    Can you please post the references used for this article?

  79. Kandie Rosales says:

    I have very low platelets, related to Liver, and wondering since Ginger boosts the circulatory system, bones, etc., is there any news on building blood values? I do use B-12, and Milk Thistle and bruising has diminished.

  80. Manny says:

    Does drinking ginger tea help with singing vocals?

  81. Aaron says:

    My wife puts a few sticks of Cinnamon and a small handful of dates with the thinly sliced ginger root to boil. She then pours it over a healthy spoonful of Linden white honey into the cup – amazing. We can usually get a few good sessions out of each pot before it gets too weak.

  82. maddie says:

    I love making fresh grated hot chocolate and adding ginger. It makes for a spicy hot chocolate that is delicious!

  83. Byron says:

    I make ginger syrup from the root (slow boiled for 90 minutes) and when I use it as a hot tea, it definitely makes me sleepy. What I am talking about is a large dosage of ginger not the store bought powdered tea. It is best for me to have my ginger tea in the evening because having it at lunch makes me want to nap…

  84. CJ says:

    I use the ground ginger from my spice rack to make the ginger tea. It’s very easy to just mix it with hot water, add honey or stevia. It actually lessoned some anxiety I was having and calmed me.

  85. Quentin says:

    I’ve read the amazing benefits of ginger and no one has mentioned ginger beer. My wife wanted to try making a moscow mules (vodka & ginger beer with lime juice). I started drinking the ginger beer as a refreshment instead of pop. I can feel the benefit after a week, not sure how much ginger is brewed into this drink and you do get extra sugar but it taste great . I will try to make some ginger tea. Cheers to our good health all you ginger users.

  86. Sue says:

    Just added Ginger to tomorrow’s shopping list!!! Diabetic, bad back, high blood pressure and overweight….You know I HAVE to try it!!! Here’s hoping to a healthier me!!! 😀

  87. Rosalea says:

    I have hemorrhoids, ulcer and hyper acidity. Does daily use of ginger tea can cure my illnesses? Thank u

  88. Phil says:

    Grated fresh ginger root into a cup with a splash of lemon topped off with boiling water….. yummy.

  89. Barb says:

    I grew up on ginger as my mother made all sorts of drinks for us with ginger. She made a really amazing ginger tea with dried orang peels and cloves, a warm soothing ginger milk with hot milk and sautéed ginger as well as the gold old ginger in hot water drink. I can’t tell you enough how beneficial these drinks were for us and helped with stomach upsets colds and overall calming and comfort.

  90. Vivian says:

    Ginger tea with a bag of green tea……..is healthy and yummy.

  91. Mohamed says:

    Hi. Can ginger help clean your kidneys?

  92. kathy says:

    I have higt cholesterol and triodes and pre menopause and need to loss some pounds … how do I need to drink the ginger ..Thank for you advise .

  93. Normlawlor says:

    Luv ginger tea but I’m reading all these reviews ginger does tons

  94. Hermelinda says:

    I been ver bloated for the last 10 days. I take nexium daily. I feel very un comfortable it feels like my intestine aré streching most of the time so. I want to try the genger tea for Little while. To see if i have a change with my problem. Let me know please what else can i add to the genger tea. I am worry about my problem.

    • Hermelinda says:

      Thanks i be awating for my text.

      • NEVER SAY NEVER says:

        I have been drinking Ginger and Lemon Tea, for 4months, as I just posted.Lemon i add to mine. I prefer it Hot and i can’t get enough of it. I am a tetraplegic, of 15yrs, since the 13th May. I never was much of a Water drinker, I have it all Day! I am feeling so much better than Ever before. I have also enjoyed it with Orange Slices as it’s less bitter, and I am nawty as I do add a teaspoon of sugar. But what you prefer. Just not Sweetners as they are not god for you. I decided to reply to you, as I am just looking for someeevidence on why it would be of benefit for the dear couple..
        If you look,there’s No rules as to what you can add,imo (in my opinion) If it’s good for you. And you enjoy it,Try it.. xx

  95. Karen says:

    YES, GINGER TEA DOES MAKE YOU SLEEPY (sedative effect)!!! I just started drinking ginger tea for the past 2 weeks. It has made me extremely sleepy & lethargic, like Oxycontin, and i could only stand 1/2 pill before it knocked me out! My guess is that like any detox, it is ridding my body of toxins. YES! It is a diuretic. YES! It improves circulation. YES! It is an aphrodisiac. YES! Relieves gas (shrinking a bloated belly). YES! Helps the body absorb nutrients better – seen a remarkable improvement in thickness of nails and hair, which are signs of good health. I did not change my diet. I drank plenty of H20. I did not,however, have the same energy level to exercise as before drinking 2-3 cups of ginger tea using freshly cut ginger. Thus, I am forced to scale back to one cup per day, limiting it to evenings at least until my body is fully detoxed. Best, Karen

  96. hamza says:

    does ginger tea help nausea,vomating,heart burn and stomach releated problems?

  97. Debbie Berish says:

    How do you make ginger candy?

  98. queen says:

    dose ginger helps to cure kidney infection

  99. Elsa says:

    I love ginger, I drink it religiously morning in warm water with lemon and raw organic local honey, then before bed just ginger and warm water. It has rid me of my foot spur, lost weight, I have very little heartburn now, get rid of my inflammation around my waist and puffiness around my eyes, my kids upset stomachs, my husbands knee problems and more. The honey has help and almost rid of my allergies.

    I use fresh ginger and I peel it then put it through the juicer and fill a glass jar and store in refrigerator, so I can use use it easily. I use 2 teaspoon full into warm cup of water. I just figured that they say boiling water could kill the nutrient in the ginger. I love it.

  100. rolelyn says:

    Im experiencing vomiting started last night, is ginger tea good for my situation?

  101. NOBLE says:

    what are the effect of ginger if we are drinking it in everyday

  102. Anita Emm says:

    I have ear inflammation on my right ear,cannot clearly with it.can ginger help me on it and my cracked voice,I find it difficult to sing now.pls reply

  103. tariq says:

    clean stomic ginger

  104. wakaba says:

    In a 5-cup jug of cold preboiled water, put mint leaves, a teaspoon ground or 6 thinly sliced ginger, half a lemon slices & leave overnight. Take a glass in the morning with a little organic honey to taste. Relieves IBS-c pain & moves bowels.

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