Health Benefits of Salabat or Ginger Tea
Native to southern China, ginger grows in warm climates worldwide. The spicy, aromatic root of the ginger plant has been used by many cultures in cooking and in medicine. Most people use it as a spice or eat it with sushi, but ginger can also be made into tea. All you need to do is steep a tablespoon of freshly grated ginger in a pint of boiling water, and you’ve got yourself two tasty servings!
The root or underground stem (rhizome) of the ginger plant can be consumed fresh, powdered, dried as a spice, in oil form, or as juice. Ginger is part of the Zingiberaceae family, alongside cardamom and turmeric. It is commonly produced in India, Jamaica, Fiji, Indonesia, and Australia.
Drinking ginger tea can:
Help the body absorb nutrients
Help alleviate the stomach pain
Help with irritable bowl syndrome
Help with weight loss
Help fight cancer
Help manage glucose levels
Improve the food digestion
Increases the production of gastric juice
Protect against Alzheimer’s Disease
Open inflamed airways
Reduce arthritic inflammation
Relieve menstrual discomfort