Real Ginger Tea for Gut Health
You may have read elsewhere on my site that bone broth, probiotics, and stewed apples are great for gut health, but ginger tea is also incredibly powerful. Ginger tea is simple to make and super tasty too.
This recipe uses a tea strainer, but if you don’t have one, you can simmer the ginger for 5 minutes with the water in a saucepan and then sieve the liquid and add the lemon and honey.
Drinking ginger tea regularly may help with IBS, IBD, bloating, pain and constipation and other conditions associated with chronic gut inflammation.
Ginger tea for gut health
- 2 cm fresh ginger
- 1 cup water - filtered is best
- 1/2 whole lemon - organic is better unless you squeeze the lemon, rather than include sliced
- 1 tspn honey - (optional) leave out or add honey to taste
Wash the lemon well with a brush as it will be going in the strainer
Slice the lemon (no need to remove the pips as it will be going in the strainer)
Grate the ginger - you can peel it first if you wish but I personally don't bother :)
Grate the ginger - you can grate more than you need and store it in the fridge or freezer
Add the ginger, sliced lemon and hot water to the tea strainer
Leave for at least two minutes
You can add hot water to the strainer a second time and it will still have good flavour
The Sciencey Bit
Ever had real ginger tea?
It's soothing an invigorating and at the same time is fantastic for gut health and is also soothing.
For my clients with gut issues, I recommend that they drink 500ml of strong ginger tea a day!
In the summer, try it iced and top it with sparkling water for a zingy and refreshing drink.