How to Make Ginger Tea with Ground Ginger
When it comes to making the most of ginger's beneficial properties, drinking it as a tea is one of the most common and effective way of doing so. Ginger is perfect to treat digestive disorders, so drinking it as a tea after meals will help digestion. Also, ginger is a great anti-inflammatory, useful to relieve the pain of certain conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatism or joint pains.
You can drink it hot as with any other tea, although it is also possible to leave it cool and drink it cold, which is highly recommended in summer. Do not miss this oneHOWTO article to find out how to make ginger tea with ground ginger.
Before we start on how to make the tea with ground ginger, let's go over the procedure on how to make it with the root, which is the most common form, you'll see this information will be useful when making it with ground ginger too.
When preparing ginger tea the first thing you should do is to cut the root into slices and peel it with a knife. You should calculate about two slices of ginger per cup of tea. Also, if you prefer, you can prepare large quantities and bottle it for drinking.
Meanwhile, turn on the kettle or place water to boil in a pot. If you prefer you can also heat up water in the microwave. However, this is not the best option as the water doesn't remain warm for too long and also the cup could explode.
When the water is ready, put the slices of fresh ginger in the tea pot or mug and add the water. Then you must leave the tea to stand for 10 to 15 minutes so that the ginger infuses the water and so you can take advantage of its many beneficial properties.
You can choose to drink the ginger tea warm or leave it to cool. It is also common to add lemon or honey, or both ingredients. Before you drink it, we recommend straining it to completely remove the pieces of ginger.
Note the difference when making ground ginger tea is not that much. In this case, you should calculate half a teaspoon of dried root per cup of water and follow the same procedure as the one mentioned above. Then, make sure you follow the procedure to get rid of the ginger powder:
- Get hold of a fine strainer and place it over your mug or cup of tea
- Pour the infused ginger over it, this will strain any pieces of ginger
- Take while hot or leave to cool
You can probably find ground ginger in the shops, but you can also grate it yourself with the help of a fine grater. Moreover, at oneHOWTO we also show you other ways in which you can use ginger tea for weight loss.
Regardless of all the health benefits of ginger, consuming it can also have contraindications and side effects. For this reason, you should always consult your doctor before consuming ginger tea. The people that suffer some of the conditions listed below should speak with their doctors before consuming any ginger tea:
- Active digestive diseases such as Crohn's disease
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women
- People taking pharmacological treatments for circulatory problems or diabetes
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- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your doctor before ingesting ginger.