Treating myself to a warm cup of tea in the morning fills me with those hygge “hoo-gah” feelings!
Like receiving a warm hug and cozying up under a soft blanket.
And since I get a lot of questions on social media about what I have in my French press, I thought I would share this recipe and it’s benefits with you!
This ritual I do for many reasons…
Firstly, making a pot of tea it’s a calming practice- meditative even! Starting your day with a calming ritual (even if it only takes 5 minutes) will help you set the tone and your mindset for the day ahead.
Also, having a warm mug of fresh ginger tea in the morning assures me that I start my day off alkalizing my body.
Alkaline is anti-inflammatory. It’s the opposite of inflammation or acid which drinks like caffeine, coffee, milk, soda, and sugar are to the body.
Another benefit of starting your day with something alkaline is that it supports your detoxification organs.
At night while we sleep, our body detoxes. Toxins move through the body to exit through our bladder, intestines, skin, lungs, and even saliva- which is why you wake up with a bad taste in your mouth!
So this warm alkaline drink will be the first thing to flush through your body. It will flush through your liver, kidneys, bladder, and intestines to ensure everything is cleared out before you day begins!
And with ginger specifically, it stimulates and clears the lungs!
So if you wake up in the morning with phlegm, a cough, or you’re always clear your throat, incorporate this fresh ginger tea into your morning ritual!
Currently, before the winter solstice, we are still in the season of the lungs and large intestine (LU/LI) as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) observes. This means those organs are stimulated this time of year and are ready for nourishment.
If left malnourished, you will come down with a chest, respiratory cold or the flu. And nourishing your lungs as well as your gut is vital to immunity during this season.
The way to understand how ginger helps us physically, we need to look no further than the shape, color and flavor of ginger (this study is called the Doctrine of Signatures).
Ginger is a root which means it is good for the root of the body, specifically the gut! It also flares out like the ventricles you find in your lungs indicating it will clear and strengthen that organ. Also, ginger is very knobby and looks like knuckles! This too indicates that it will be good for your joints especially if you suffer from any arthritic pain or stiffness.
The color of ginger is yellow. When we look at our chakras, the yellow chakra is the Solar Plexus (in the belly). The color yellow vibrates at the same frequency as that chakra which will strengthen it and your feelings of Self + Power.
Because it stimulates the Solar Plexus region, you can literally feel the heat of ginger warm your belly. Not only does this feel very good, but it also stimulates digestion!
Ginger brings heat into the stomach which is where we want to have a strong digestive fire.
Because ginger is so amazing, it will also reduce inflammation if you experience indigestion or heartburn. It will keep the heat in your stomach where it belongs and increase your HCL (stomach acid) so you can digest your food, and specifically proteins, much better.
And if you experience nausea, motion sickness, or morning sickness for any of my pregnant mamas out there, ginger tea will help immensely!
So as you see, there are so many incredible benefits just from this one morning ritual of sipping on fresh ginger tea!
I hope you enjoyed learning all about the benefits of ginger and having a morning ritual!
So please enjoy this recipe, share it with friends and family, and let me know what benefits of ginger you’re excited about!
Fresh Ginger Tea
- 2 inches of fresh ginger root, skin on
- 12-24oz hot water
- In a tea kettle over the stove, bring your water to a boil.
- Meanwhile, using a grater or microplane, grate the nub of ginger. You can leave the skin on for added nutrition and a deeper flavor!
- Place the grated ginger in the bottom of a French press (or mug). Poor the hot water over the top. Let it steep for 5-10minutes.
- Poor the fresh ginger tea into your favor hygge mug and cozy up!
If you enjoyed this recipe, I would love to hear from you! Please leave a comment below and be sure to share with family and friends.