Fresh ginger is a pungent and powerful herb with many health benefits, particularly for your digestion. Here’s a look at what are what makes it so good for you and a cinnamon, honey and ginger tea recipe for a simple way to make it at home.
Health Benefits of Ginger
From the moment you first taste it on your tongue, ginger has a beneficial effect on your digestive system. Phenolic compounds like gingerol help to stimulate saliva in your mouth and then bile and gastric juices in your stomach to improve your digestion.
Ginger’s volatile oils have muscle relaxant properties which can help to ease bloating, spasms and cramps in your gastrointestinal tract. For this reason, strong ginger tea is often used to help with symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Those suffering from IBS may find making up this ginger tea at home can be an effective natural remedy, especially if you drink it just before eating.
Edited by Jesus Chan
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