Scientific Name: Zingiber officinale
Origin: Sierra Leone
Ingredients: Ginger root
This spicy, caffeine-free drink is sure to awaken your tastebuds! Ginger has a long tradition of being very effective in alleviating travelsickness, nausea, and indigestion.* In herbal medicine, ginger is regarded asan excellent carminative (a substance that promotes the elimination ofintestinal gas) and intestinal spasmolytic (a substance that relievesintestinal tract spasms).* Ginger also possesses numerous therapeuticproperties, including antioxidant & anti-inflammatory effects.* It is awarming cold and flu remedy, ideal for boosting circulation, and reducing bloodpressure.* Try it hot or cold with your sweetener of choice!
Ginger has anti-viral properties, and its anti-inflammatoryproperties can ease joint & muscle tissue inflammation induced byoverexercise, arthritis, or rheumatism.* Due to its tremendouscirculation-increasing qualities, ginger is thought to improve complexion.*
Some Benefits of Drinking Ginger Tea*
- Reducingindigestion & gastrointestinal problems such as gas & stomachcramps
- Aidsin prevention of internal blood clots
- Reducingheadaches & migraines
- Supportingkidney health
- Coloncleansing benefits as well as reducing colon spasms & cramps
- Combatingcardiovascular disease
- Stimulatingproduction of digestive juices
- Improvingbowel disorders
- Mayreduce TIA’s (mini strokes)
- Helpto eliminate congestion
- Killingparasites & their eggs because it contains zingibain
- Combatingalopecia (spot baldness)
- Reducingsore throat pain & irritation
- Inhibitsproduction of cytokines, which cause pain & swelling
- Inhibitingthe enzyme 5-LO, which induces apoptosis (cell death)
Ginger is generally safe, but some side effects may beexperienced if consumed in excess (approximately 4 grams or greater). TheNational Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) notes thatginger may cause gas and bloating, abdominal pain/stomach ache, or diarrhea.Ginger can increase bile production, so it is a good idea to check with yourdoctor before consuming ginger tea if you have a history of gallbladderproblems.
Drinking ginger tea may also trigger heartburn or stomachupset, similar to the response you might experience after eating spicy foods.Ginger may help lower blood pressure, so lightheadedness is another potentialside effect. Ginger also contains salicylates, which can be contraindicated forthose with bleeding disorders.
Preparation: We recommend using 1 tea bag per 8 oz ofwater at a full rolling boil (212°F) and steeping anywhere from 5 to 10minutes. Teas prepared from light, delicate blossoms or leaves require shortersteeping times than more hearty herbs. If you prefer a stronger brew, wesuggest using multiple tea bags.
Shelf Life: Our products will maintain theirfreshness and integrity for up to 18 months after purchase. Store in a cool,dark place to ensure full shelf life.