Updated on: 2 September 2021
Ginger and Manuka Honey — Ginger is a spice popularly used in Asian cuisine and for medicinal purposes, while Manuka Honey has recently gained traction across the world with its proven health benefits. Together, they make a great tea infusion with benefits derived from both ingredients.
The Aged Ginger with Manuka Honey (comes packed in sachets) is delicious, and is very convenient for those who desire a cup of spicy tea to boost mental alertness. Be it in the mornings, after a heavy meal or as a cold refreshing cocktail at a party, the Aged Ginger with Manuka Honey is a healthy beverage that is without artificial coloring or sweeteners.
Ginger helps to promote a healthy heart, soothe an upset stomach, reduce menstrual cramps, prevents cold and flu, and is good for diabetes and cancer prevention.
This spicy-sweet beverage not only contains high levels of protein which aid in the digestive process but also promotes bile secretion which helps emulsify (break down) fat. The blend’s digestive properties hastens the digestion of food in the stomach through the improved absorption of nutrients.
Furthermore, the naturally mild laxative effects of ginger stimulates smooth bowel movements. Hence, one may find that ginger with manuka tea helps to relief discomfort, nausea and bloating caused by over-eating.
Therapy for Treatment Side Effects
Research have shown that anti-oxidant enzymes help to alleviate the side effects of cancer treatments. Ginger contains anti-oxidant enzymes, thus it could minimise the effects of nausea-inducing agent, cisplatin, in chemotherapy. The spice along with the calming effects of manuka honey make a great drink to ease vomiting and nausea for cancer patients.
Promotes Good Heart Health
Since ginger and manuka both contain antioxidants, regular consumption of ginger manuka tea helps to control the effects of prostaglandin in the body, which ensures smooth functionality of every organ in the body. Ginger and honey possibly can also release the tension in blood vessels, hence reducing blood pressure.
Furthermore, the amino acids, minerals and vitamins in the blend encourages good blood circulation. With ginger’s ability to promote breakdown of fat (as mentioned above), it prevents fatty lipids from clogging the arteries. As a result, the tea helps reduce the risk factor of heart diseases and strokes.
The healing properties and strong aroma of both manuka and ginger ingredients promote a calmer mood for the drinker, soothing our moods and senses in a positive way. Therefore, the tea infusion helps to ease stress and tension.
Alleviates Menstrual Cramps
Ginger is known to relief fatigue and cramps caused by Menstruation and Premenstrual syndrome (PMS). The Ginger Manuka beverage can help to relax muscles and ease cramps.
Those with Asthma
The naturally soothing and anti-inflammatory ginger-manuka blend decreases tension in your lungs and contributes to greater oxygen flow to the lungs. The blend also provides instant relief to those with a cold, cough, runny nose and sore throat.
Alleviates Joint Pain and Migraines
Thanks to ginger’s anti-inflammatory properties, the blend can therefore alleviate pains and swelling of tissues while easing vomiting and nausea, which are symptoms of migraines. The ginger-manuka tea blend is potentially more effective in alleviating pains because of ginger’s ability to suppress inflammatory molecules and switch off certain inflammatory genes.
Prevents Fungal Infections
A study done by Carleton University proved that only ginger, out of 29 plant species examined, was the most effective in eliminating fungal infections. Ginger contains gingerol, the main source of ginger’s medicinal benefits, along with shagelol. Both compounds are powerful antioxidants, capable of destroying fungus before it can spread. Hence, regular intake of ginger and manuka (which also contains antioxidants) can highly benefit our health.
Reduces Dental Problems
Both ginger and manuka contain antibiotic compounds – gingerol and hydrogen peroxide respectively. This makes it a “Super Beverage” that is effective as a relief treatment for wounds and ulcers in the mouth.
Who Should Avoid Ginger
While this tea has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, encourages good heart health and improves better health, the other properties of ginger could deem some not suitable for this drink.
For instance, those on blood clotting medication, the pregnant, those on diabetic medication, those with high blood pressure and those prime to gall stones should avoid over-consumption of ginger. This is because ginger has been found to thin the blood somewhat, and the herb encourages the release of bile, which could adversely affect these groups of consumers.