Over the years I have heard many good things about the benefits of ginger and how it helps digestive health. I normally would use fresh ginger to prepare a tea, but I decided to give Traditional Medicinals Organic Ginger tea a try. Being an acid reflux suffer and always looking for an alternative treatment, the tea looked like a good idea without the mess and hassle of making my own ginger tea.
Traditional Medicinals uses only organic ginger rhizome in their ginger tea product. Organic ginger tea comes in a box of sixteen individually wrapped tea bags and costs approximately five dollars. Traditional Medicinals Organic Ginger tea is caffeine free and contains zero calories. The tea is supposed to help promote healthy digestion and relieve digestive upsets. The suggested amount to consume per a day is three cups thirty minutes before a meal or after a meal if feeling bloated. The tea is manufactured by Traditional Medicinals located in Sebastopol, California and you can view their website by going to TraditionalMedicinals.com.
When first trying out the tea, I placed a tea bag in a eight ounce mug and poured boiling water over it. I let the tea steep for the recommended 10-15 minutes covered. When trying my new cup of tea I thought the taste was very pleasant, yet strong. I love the taste of ginger and the taste appealed to me right away. I also noticed the pleasant sensation as the tea went down my throat. I didn’t notice acid reflux after drinking this product thirty minutes before a meal.
I enjoyed this tea so much I decided to have another cup right before bed time. I soon found out that this should not be done. I ended up getting a lot of gas pains and could not sleep for hours. Little did I know that ginger when consumed right before sleep can keep some people awake through out the night. So don’t drink the tea before bed unless you want to stay up all night.
After drinking Traditional Medicinals Organic Ginger tea for a week. I came to the conclusion that this product does help with heartburn and other digestive complaints as long as you follow the directions on the box and not drink it before bedtime.
Special cautions on this product are as follows. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding consult your physician before using. Also if you suffer from gallstones you will want to talk to your doctor before consuming this tea. Like with all herbs always consult your doctor before introducing a new treatment for a condition.