Well, with a number of medicinal and nutritional qualities, ginger has been used in cooking and medicines. Decades have passed and ginger plant has been used by many cultures across the globe. The most conventional use of ginger is as a spice in cooking. However, with advancing times, another most common yet addictive way of using gingers are as ingredient in tea. Yes, ginger tea has managed to become a fashion fad these days.
There are many misconceptions and claims associated with ginger tea. Some people say that ginger tea is the best remedy for cough and many respiratory ailments. And there are studies suggesting that ginger can minimise blood pressure problem as well. Apart from aforementioned uses, ginger can also be effective in destroying cancer as it contains a compound called gingerol that suppresses tumor growth.
Ginger tea is traditionally consumed to heal stomach ailments but it can also be consumed to control nausea. Consumption of ginger tea right after a chemotherapy session can help reduce nausea. Also, it can give you relieve from morning sickness that happens during pregnancy.
However, it is advisable to consult a doctor before taking ginger tea during pregnancy, or cancer therapy or any sort of surgery.