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Ginger Chai – not just for reading pleasure

Gingerchai is not just a great website. There’s more to it besides fabulous content.

Ginger is a proven remedy for mild indigestion. And Gingerchai is great for a stomach upset. Ginger beer and ginger ale are also useful, even though the ginger content is less in these than in tea.

You all probably remember childhood stomach aches (and adult ones too). Did your parents’ remedy for stomach aches include using ginger? If yes, they were doing you a big favor.

To make ginger tea (I mean Gingerchai):

  • Just add some peeled and thinly sliced fresh ginger root to boiling water.
  • Simmer the mixture for around 15-20 minutes.
  • Add tea leaves and when the liquid rises, switch off fuel.
  • Strain the tea.
  • Add honey.
  • Enjoy.

Ginger tea bags also work, but again, they contain less ginger.

You can squeeze a lemon into the ginger tea for added benefitΒ  – I am already salivating thinking of it!

In addition to indigestion, ginger also eases and controls other digestive problems like nausea and vomiting.


Other than this, ginger also has several other benefits, thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. Some of these are:

  • Natural treatment for colds and flu
  • Relief from heartburn
  • Remedy for morning sickness
  • Eases motion sickness
  • Prevents colon cancer and ovarian cancer
  • Reduces pain and inflammation
  • Relieves menstrual cramps
  • Prevents diabetic neuropathy
  • Including ginger in your diet rids you of body odor.
  • Relieves migraine
0 21 September, 2010 Health September 21, 2010

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Vidya's healthy concoctions (read: health posts) makes the perfect cup of GingerChai for body and soul of our readers. Follow @vidyasury You can read her personal concoctions in her personal blog, Going A-Musing

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  1. Anney

    I love ginger…the smell keepsmy brains alert..not to mention the site πŸ˜‰
    Thanks for the GC recep. Will try it today.

  2. Janette Marshall

    If you have a cold or flu it is important to drink plenty of fluids because dehydration is possible due to high temperatures. Drink plenty of water by sipping constantly throughout the day. Quite often you will feel nausea and ginger will help to calm your stomach down. Every 3 – 4 hours try drinking/sipping a warm cup of ginger tea with honey, if you have buckwheat honey this is amazing for calming down those tickly coughs and helping to make you feel so much better also. Please do not give this drink to babies under 12 months.

  3. Vidya Sury

    Thanks for all your comments. I am such a dope – I didn’t reply to them. Thanks for your valuable input, Janette.

    Muddassir – πŸ™‚ glad you enjoyed it.

    Mr Ayyangar – when I don’t have ginger, I pretend by eating ginger biscuits – those can feel good dipped in regular chai.

    Arjit, Dr Pratibha – πŸ™‚ thanks for reading. Do try and tell.

    Alka – go for it!

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