Health benefits of fresh ginger tea with lemon Posted on by rudysriviera 1. Contains gingerol, a substance with powerful medicinal properties Ginger is a flowering plant that originated from China. It belongs to the Zingiberaceae family, and is closely related to turmeric, cardamom and galangal. The rhizome (underground part of the stem) is the part commonly used as a spice. It is often called ginger root, or simply ginger. Ginger has a very long history of use in various forms of traditional/alternative medicine. It has been used to help digestion, reduce nausea and help fight the flu and common cold, to name a few. Ginger can be used fresh, dried, powdered, or as an oil or juice, and is sometimes added to processed foods and cosmetics. It is a very common ingredient in recipes. The unique fragrance and flavor of ginger come from its natural oils, the most important of which is gingerol. Gingerol is the main bioactive compound in ginger, responsible for much of its medicinal properties. It has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects (1). Summary Ginger is a good source of fiber and vitamin C. They contain many other important vitamins and minerals as well. Tea vs. coffee, the benefits of drinking tea over coffee Tea is fantastic at hydrating the body and replenishing your fluid intake and while coffee can do the same tea has the added benefit of generally being just pure H2O with that awesome tea flavour. Tea has the same amount of caffeine as coffee, and while both are stimulants, coffee has a much bigger depressing effect meaning that while both tea and coffee will give you a bigger rush of caffeine, with coffee, the high will also last shorter and drop quicker. The bottom line Ginger is one of the very few superfoods actually worthy of that term.