Ginger tea as a drink originated in Asia and gained particular popularity in China. Natural and herbal alternative therapies are becoming popular in this country, and an impressive number of healing properties are attributed to ginger. Health problems of varying degrees are neutralized by the use of ginger tea. One spoonful of ginger is added to the herbal infusion and brewed for 15 minutes. The drink consumed helps normalize the stomach’s work, accelerating the digestion process. Ginger is claimed to lower hypertension, help normalize blood pressure, and especially help those suffering from stomach problems. Ginger is recommended by doctors as a complementary medicinal component, suitable for nausea and vomiting, which makes it useful when undergoing cancer chemotherapy (Shahrajabian et al., 2019). Moreover, the use of ginger reduces dizziness and rheumatological complications.
Herbal medicines are often used in Oriental medicine, which is closely related to Chinese history and cultural tradition. Traditional Chinese healers believe in building a balance between the two opposing forces of the human body in order to find harmony between them. A whole philosophy of human health is built from this holistic approach, which is supported through the practice of meditation, diet, and regular physical training. Oriental medicine is so faithful to the tradition that it has not changed much over the centuries.
During the interview, I found out that turmeric is not only an Indian spice but also one of the most medically useful plants. Turmeric contains the substance curcumin, which turns out to be extremely commonly used in folk medicine. The properties of curcumin can reduce the feeling of fullness in the stomach and discomfort in the digestive tract. Among other things, turmeric is valued for its antipyretic properties – it relieves fever, chills, and sweating.
Shahrajabian, M. H., Sun, W., & Cheng, Q. (2019). Clinical aspects and health benefits of ginger (Zingiber officinale) in both traditional Chinese medicine and modern industry. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica 69(6), 546-556.