Today we will be talking about how to make ginger drink, the famous health drink. Ginger drink is a rich refreshing drink to drink at any time of the day. It is one of the drinks you have to sit down, sip and watch the wonders it does to your body. There is no doubt that people mostly see this drink has a summer drink.
The major ingredient of this drink is nothing else but ginger, though you can add other fruits like pineapple, apple, orange e.t.c. One of the major reasons that make the drink so special, is that this drink can be taken hot as tea and also can be cold as juice. Anyways you decide to take it, it will definitely add its nutritional value to your body.
We can talk about this drink without talking about the main ingredient and how it came into existence.
History of ginger
Ginger belongs to an amazing plant family which also consists of turmeric and cardamon. It has a spicy aroma which is due to the ketone present in it. The main part that is consumed is the rhizome( which is where the roots grow from). Ginger’s present name was gotten from the Middle English gingivere.
It is believed that ginger was first produced by the Asians most especially the Indians and Chinese; it is believed that they produced this wonderful herb as a tonic root over 5000 years ago to treat different ailments. But now things have changed, ginger is now planted in humid regions but India still remains the highest producer of ginger.
Uses of ginger
Ginger can come in different forms such as fresh, dried, powdered, candied, crystallized and preserved. The flavor of this plant is somehow slightly sweet and peppery, with a spicy and strong aroma.
The powdered form of ginger can be used as a spice in cooking foods and soups.
The fresh juice of ginger can be used to treat burns when applied on the skin.
Oils made out of it can be used to relieve pain when it is also applied to the skin.
In manufacturing companies, it can be used for the production of fragrance in cosmetics and soaps.
In food and beverages, it can be used as a flavoring agent.
A chemical that is extracted from ginger can be used as an ingredient in producing laxative, antacid medications, and anti-gas.
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It reduces inflammation- Due to the anti-inflammatory properties it contains, this drink is a good remedy for joint and muscle problems.
Improves stomach performance- It improves the digestion and increases the absorption, this drink can reduce bloating after eating too much.
It relieves nausea- When you drink a cup of ginger tea before traveling it can prevent vomiting and nausea due to motion sickness. You can also take it immediately you notice any sign of nausea.
Relieves menstrual discomfort- This is for the women suffering from menstrual cramp, all you need to do is to drink ginger juice and honey. You can also soak a small towel into a warm ginger tea and place it on your lower abdomen and see how it relieves you of pain.
Improves circulation of the blood- The presence of minerals, amino acids, and vitamins in the ginger drink can improve the circulation of blood and also decreases the chances of having cardiovascular problems. It may also prevent fat deposits from entering the arteries which in turn prevents stroke and heart attacks.
Helps in fighting respiratory problems- Ginger drink helps in relieving common cold associated congestion.
How to make ginger drink with blender
-A piece of cloth
1 cup of chopped and peeled ginger
7-8 cups of water
2 lemon, juiced
1 cup of sugar or 250 ml of honey
-Peeled the ginger with a vegetable peeler.
-Chop the ginger into small chunks so that it can blend easily.
-Bring the 8 cups of water to boil by using a kettle.
-While the water is boiling, place the ginger chunks into the blender and add 1 cup of water into the blender and blend. Blend till the ginger becomes a thick paste.
-Pour the ginger paste into a bowl and add the boiled water.
-Sieve the ginger paste with the sieve cloth you have, squeeze out the ginger juice into a bowl.
-Add in the lemon juice, sugar or honey and stir.
-You can add in ice cubes to make it chilled or you can place in your refrigerator and chill for some hours.
-You can serve the drink hot and take it has tea.
-You can also prepare your ginger drink with other fruits like pineapple.