Ginger and Garlic Tea: Benefits and Recipe

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Let’s be honest: garlic tea sounds disgusting. But despite seeming unusual, this medicinal tea has been used for centuries, particularly by Native Americans. Learn about the effects and benefits of garlic and ginger tea, and how to make your own at home. 

Making Garlic Tea: Ginger and Garlic

There are may ways to prepare garlic tea. You can just use garlic, or mix it with different kinds of herbs to get a different flavor. But to get the most of garlic tea’s benefits, we recommend combining it with ginger and lemon.  This will have the positive side effect of neutralizing the garlic aroma, so you won’t have to worry about trying to get rid of garlic breath.

For one glass of ginger and garlic tea, you’ll need the following ingredients: 

  • 1 cup (250ml) of water
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 small piece of ginger, peeled
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (fresh-pressed is always best)
  • 1 tbsp honey (to taste)

How to prepare the tea:

  1. Bring the water to a boil.
  2. Thinly slice the ginger and garlic and add them to the water. 
  3. Let the tea simmer for about 15 minutes.
  4. Take the pot off the heat and allow to cool for ten minutes. 
  5. Add the lemon juice and honey.
  6. Drink your tea hot, in small sips.

Benefits: Is Garlic Tea Healthy?

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Garlic tea may sound less than appealing, but the health benefits are more than worth it. (Photo: CC0 Public Domain / Pixabay – ManfredRichter)

Garlic has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years, and for a good reason. This tuber is packed with health benefits:

Will the Tea Help You Lose Weight?

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In traditional medicine, ginger and garlic tea is used to boost metabolism. (Photo: CC0 Public Domain / Pixabay – Couleur)

Ginger and garlic tea is especially popular as an aid for weight loss. Garlic has very few calories (about 4.5 per clove) and has traditionally been said to boost metabolism, an effect strengthened even further by the added ginger. To get the most of this effect, drink ginger tea in the morning. 

Read on: How to Lose Weight Naturally: 10 Healthy Ways to Lose Weight

This article has been translated from German to English by Christie Sacco. You can read the original here: Knoblauchtee-Rezept: Wirkung und Zubereitung des Heilmittels

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