Ginger tea is useful for improving digestion and increasing the absorption of vitamins and minerals from the food that we eat. It does this by increasing saliva and other digestive fluids and therefore helping with any indigestion or associated problems such as flatulence and bloating.
Ginger contains anti-inflammatory properties which for those with back pain or muscle and joint problems is of great benefit. Ginger can also be used as a poultice for inflamed joints, so a used teabag is perfect!
Ginger can help to thin the blood thereby improving overall circulation.
Ginger strengthens the immune system and has been known for it's use to combat issues relating to congestion of the nasal passages.
Ginger is recommended to those who suffer from motion sickness. Try having a few cups of ginger tea before traveling. If this does not work you can also buy ginger tablets from your pharmacist.
Ginger may improve long-term blood sugar control for people with type 2 diabetes. (Study results published in the August 2012 edition of Planta Medica).
It is also known to relieve morning sickness and nausea.