The highlight of the year 2020 was the covid-19 pandemic which had put the world and its economy at a standstill. Within that year, several theories were propounded about the treatment of the viral disease. Alas, it defied medication in several climes but birthed the knowledge of the efficacy and benefits of ginger, garlic and honey.
There were claims in some parts of Africa that the combination of Ginger, Garlic, mixed with honey and warm water reduced the severity of the disease.
Although the combination above CAN NOT cure covid-19, it brought to light the efficacy of Ginger, Garlic, and Honey in curing other infections that can lead to certain bacterial, microbial and inflammatory diseases.
Ginger and garlic are found worldwide and are commonly used as spices. But these spices have several health benefits – and when combined with honey, can be used as medicine to cure problems like the common cold and sore throat, among other infections. Little wonder, my boss hardly goes a day without sipping a teacup of ginger tea, as she calls it and guesses what? She’s a super healthy woman, partially because of her religious use of this tea.
Now, let’s take a look at the benefits of sipping garlic, ginger and honey tea,
8 Proven Health Benefits Of Ginger, Garlic And Honey With Warm Water:
1. Immune Booster
Asides from fruits and some medications that boost the immune system, Ginger tea or a combination of ginger, garlic, honey, and warm water also serve as immune boosters. Given its anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and antimicrobial properties, ginger tea helps the body fight against oxidative stress and protects it by building antibodies.
2. Reduces Asthma Symptoms
I have an asthmatic friend who told me about this even before doing the research. She always had an asthmatic attack until she was told to resort to ginger, garlic, and honey tea which helped her respiratory system. Of course, the frequency of attacks she experienced reduced drastically.
Ginger and garlic prevent inflammation of the airways, and given the gingerols and shogaols in them; they relax the muscles of the airways.
3. Cancer prevention
Many health benefits can be derived from taking honey. Honey is good for the skin, and it contains flavonoids, an anti-cancer property. According to a study, a combination of ginger and honey can potentially prevent and treat cancer.
4. Relieves digestive issues
If you have constant indigestion, bloated stomach, heartburn, gas, and stomach ache, ginger, garlic, and honey can cure you of the problems mentioned above. It is best taken before you eat breakfast.
5. Cures Infections
There are several infections, including bacterial and viral, that can be cured by a mixture of ginger, garlic, and honey. This lays credence to why the combination was heavily patronized and used in Africa during the covid-19 pandemic. Ginger is very well known for its antimicrobial and inflammatory properties, making it potent for curing colds, flu, and some infectious diseases.
6. Curbs Flu and Cold
Ginger is particularly good for reducing the severity of sore throat, one of the symptoms of covid-19, largely because it contains compounds known as gingerols and shogaols. The properties above work as inflammatory and antimicrobial agents.
7. Can Aid Weight Loss
If you are looking to lose weight, you may want to consider taking garlic and honey because it has anti-obesity property. And this helps to reduce the body’s weight and maintain the hip-to-waist ratio.
8. Can Improve the Health of the Heart
Ginger has served as an anti-hypertensive because it can lower blood pressure, one of the reasons people have heart diseases. And then, the combination of garlic and honey can reduce blood pressure levels.
Ginger and garlic are found worldwide and are commonly used as spices. But these spices have several health benefits – and when combined with honey, can be used as medicine to cure problems like the common cold and sore throat, among other infections. Ginger tea or a combination of ginger, garlic, honey, and warm water also serves as an immune booster. Ginger contains compounds known as gingerols and shogaols, which work as inflammatory and antimicrobial agents.
If you are looking to lose weight, you may want to consider taking garlic and honey because it has anti-obesity property. The combination can also help you maintain the hip-to-waist ratio.