Ginger Tea for Better Circulation
In the western world, ginger is best known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. It also aids digestion, cleanses the liver, aids in blood circulation and is packed with antioxidants.
From a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective, the warmth of ginger helps to improve the movement of Qi (life force) by increasing circulation of the blood. For example, have you ever experienced cold hands or feet for no apparent reason? This could be caused by Qi and blood deficiency – specifically, spleen Qi deficiency. Often this is caused by chronic stress that has overtaxed the body’s reserves impairing its ability to replenish itself.
Other symptoms may include:
- Puffy eyes
- Chronic pain
- Sharp pains in the stomach
Any time there is disharmony within the body, inflammation is the result. And by helping your Qi to flow freely, you significantly help to reduce inflammation. As your body begins to heal internally, your life will slowly become more energized!
One way to encourage your body to begin the healing process is by drinking Ginger Tea.
Ingredients (organic where possible):
- Bring water to a boil and add fresh ginger, peeled and sliced.
- Pour into your favorite mug and add a tablespoon of honey along with a few squeezes of lemon or lime.
The amount of each ingredient added is determined by personal taste. And as always, use organic ingredients for best results.
Drink on an empty stomach to cleanse and after meals to aid digestion.