Ginger Water: Health Effects and Recipe

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Ginger water is an extremely healthy and refreshing drink for when you’re on the go. Here we’ll explain how to make your own and what makes it so healthy. 

Ginger Water Recipe: Homemade and Fresh

You prepare ginger water like you would ginger tea and usually drink it at room temperature. It’s also quite the summer hit when served ice cold on a warm summer day.

  1. For each cup of ginger water, you’ll need one piece of ginger root about the size of your thumb. If you’re not using organic ginger, you should begin by peeling the ginger root.
  2. Cut into slices as thin as possible and place them in a mixing bowl or large glass.
  3. Add the boiling water.
  4. Let steep for approx. ten minutes.
  5. Wait until the drink cools to a temperature of your liking or enjoy it warm. Ginger water will last up to a day at the least once fully cooled.

Ginger Water: The Health Benefits

Ginger water recipe ingredients root
Your homemade ginger water isn’t just a tasty alternative to tap water, it’s also a healthy one. (Photo: © Utopia / Binford)

We’ve outlined the various ways ginger is good for you below:

  • Ginger is antibacterial: Ginger naturally stops the spread of bacteria and viruses. This root is treasured during the flu season and makes for a worthy addition to your list of home remedies for the winter months.
  • Ginger is rich in vitamins. It contains magnesium, iron, calcium, as well as vitamin C. It also a great source of sodium, potassium, phosphorous, resin and resin acid, healthy essential oils and ginger oil.
  • Ginger stimulates blood flow and circulation. This is why ginger is so often used a detox cure.
  • It can also curb your appetite and help you lose weight. Studies have shown that test subjects eat less while drinking a glass of ginger water at mealtime. Ginger increases the metabolism and stimulates stomach acid production and digestion.
  • The ginger root is a cure for nausea making it an effective plant-based remedy for an upset stomach.

Ginger is used as a home remedy to stimulate digestion and circulation, as well as reduce viral reproduction – the perfect cure for all stuffy noses. Check out our guide Natural Home Remedies against Colds: Sweet Edition for more cures for stuffy noses and soar throats. If you need a fast-reacting remedy and think you can stomach the more stench-intense cures using garlic and onion, head over to the Natural Home Remedies against Colds: Stinky Edition and see how you feel.

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This article was translated from German to English by Evan Binford. You can view the original here: Ingwerwasser: Wie es wirkt und wie du es selber herstellst.

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