Ginger garlic tea

This is a simple recipe using which you can make delicious ginger garlic tea everyday. This herbal tea can be made in just five minutes but has long term benefits for overall health.

Health benefits of ginger garlic tea:

-Helps to reduce blood pressure levels and to de-stress.

-Can prevent various respiratory disorders such as flu, common cold and cough. For adults who are affected by common cold, two cups of this tea a day can be very beneficial to fight the viruses. Adding lemon juice would also be beneficial to fight cold and flu.

-Can cure indigestion and improve appetite. It is also good to reduce morning sickness. But some women throw up due to the flavour of garlic. If so, ginger garlic tea wouldn’t be the best option.

-Has antibiotic and anti-fungal properties. It can also boost the immune system and is filled with anti-oxidants.

-Promotes weight loss by reducing cholesterol. For this reason, this tea is also good for those with a heart condition. However, too much ginger or garlic shouldn’t be consumed. Just one cup of this tea a day would be perfect.

-Regular consumption of ginger garlic tea can reduce inflammation in those with arthritis and gout. It can also help to reduce pain due to the inflammation.

– Ginger garlic tea can safeguard your body from sinus headaches, stomach ulcers and hemorrhoids.

Below is the recipe to make ginger garlic tea using just ginger and garlic. If you find the garlic flavour too strong, you can reduce it to one clove or squeeze the juice from half a lemon to balance the flavours.

Ginger garlic tea – Recipe

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 inch piece Ginger
  • 400 ml Water
  1. Take water, fresh ginger and garlic cloves to make this tea.
  2. Peel and chop ginger and garlic cloves.
  3. Place the chopped ingredients in a mortar.
  4. Crush well using a pestle.
  5. Add the crushed ingredients to 400 ml water.
  6. Allow to boil together for about ten minutes.
  7. Switch off.
  8. Strain and drink!

You can consume this tea daily with no side effects.

Ramya Srinivasan, PDGBA, earned her Master’s degree in Business. As a result of her passion in native medicine, she got her Diploma in Traditional Siddha Medicine from Bharat Sevak Samaj registered under the Indian Planning Commission. She is certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.