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The Numerous Medicinal Benefits of Ginger Root Tea

Even though Spring arrives in a couple of days, I have noticed that some people are getting that “end of the season cold & cough” that they cannot kick. I wanted to share with you what my mom has given to me since I was a kid to help kick those annoying colds a bit faster or even prevent them. If you like the earthy spicy taste of ginger, you’ll love the simplicity of ginger root tea. Ginger is an ancient herb traced back to 5,000 years ago in Chinese, Indian, Greek & Roman cultures. It’s first use as a tonic came from the Chinese and Indians.

Let me recount the benefits of ginger root:

  • Helps settle nausea, indigestion, bloating
  • Colds, flu
  • Motion sickness
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Anti-inflammatory for joints
  • Lowers high blood pressure

The list goes on! It’s even speculated to suppress cancer cells.

How to make ginger root tea:

  • Buy ginger root at your local supermarket
  • Rinse and cut up into slices of your choosing
  • Boil water
  • Pour hot water and sliced ginger root into your mug or tea cup
  • Enjoy!

Remember that ginger is a little spicy. You may want to start with three slices of ginger root and see how you like it. This tea will warm up your entire body and is great for chest colds. Lastly, there is the option to add lemon or honey.

For more information, click below:

Scientific & History: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK92775/

http://www.herbwisdom.com/herb-ginger-root.html

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The Benefits of Dandelion

Yes, you read that right! The weed that you poison on your lawn is actually extremely healthy for you. Dandelions are packed with vitamins A, C and D, zinc, iron, magnesium and potassium. They are chiefly used for detoxing the body, specifically the liver. Dandelion can aid with inflammation, eczema, and regulate blood-sugar levels. The green leaves can be eaten raw in salads, cooked, or brewed into tea. You can buy dandelion at most supermarkets and pre-made organic teas are available. Why buy the plant at the store when it probably grows on your front lawn?!

For more information, check out the links below:

http://www.yogajournal.com/article/food-diet/fresh-crop/

http://www.livestrong.com/article/241852-benefits-of-drinking-dandelion-tea/

http://www.dandeliontea.org/dandelion-tea/facts-about-dandelion-tea-benefits

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