Kamis, 19 Mei 2011

WEDANG JAHE 1 - 生姜茶 - Ginger Tea

WEDANG JAHE 1 - 生姜茶 - Ginger Tea

生姜茶 (Shēngjiāng chá) - 生薑茶 (Shēngjiāng chá) - 생강차 (Saeng-gangcha) - 生姜湯 (Shōgayu) - Salabat

Wedang Jahe (Zingiber officinale)

Wedang Jahe is Indonesian for ginger tea. Although devoid of any caffeine content, it's often served and enjoyed like tea. It is made from ginger and palm sugar/rock sugar. Indonesians also use ground ginger root, called jahe, as a common ingredient in local recipes.

Wedang jahe (bahasa Indonesia: "Teh jahe") adalah hidangan minuman teh jahe tradisional dari daerah Jawa Tengah dan Timur, Indonesia yang umumnya dihidangkan panas. "Wedang" sendiri adalah bahasa Jawa yang berarti "minuman panas", namun dalam hal ini berarti "teh". Walaupun tanpa kandungan kafein, minuman ini sering kali disajikan dan dinikmati seperti teh. Minuman ini dibuat dari gula jahe dan kelapa / gula batu. Masyarakat Indonesia juga menggunakan jahe bubuk sebagai bahan umum di resep tradisional mereka.

Ginger tea

Ginger tea is a beverage in many countries, made from ginger root. In China, the tea is made by boiling peeled and sliced ginger to which brown sugar is often added. Sliced orange or lemon fruit may also be added to give a flavour. In Korean cuisine, ginger tea is called saenggang cha (생강차). It can be made either by boiling the ginger or by mixing hot water and preserved sweetened ginger. For the latter, sliced ginger root is stored with honey for a few weeks like jam.[1] In Japanese cuisine it is called shōgayu (生姜湯).[2] In Philippine cuisine it is called salabat and served in the relatively cold month of December.[3] From its main ingredient ginger tea derives a flavor that is spicy and stimulating.[4]


Ginger tea is usually used to prevent colds and to aid digestion, and also as a home remedy for nausea and sore throats.[citation needed] It also has a remedial effect on diarrhea and stomach ache due to low body temperature. It is purported to aid blood circulation.[5] Scientific studies investigating these effects have been inconclusive. [6]
Scientific studies have shown ginger provides short-term relief of pregnancy related nausea and vomiting. Studies are inconclusive at to its use for other forms of nausea or in treating rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or joint and muscle pain. Side effects, most associated with powdered ginger, are gas, bloating, heartburn, and nausea. [7]

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Wedang Jahe


  • 1 liter air
  • 100 gr gula pasir
  • 2 buah jahe, dimemarkan
  • 1 lembar daun pandan wangi, dipotong-potong
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Ginger Tea

Ginger tea is not only a refreshing beverage, but is also full of health benefits. Here is an account of the ginger root’s health benefits along with a few ginger tea recipes.
On a cold, wintry day there is nothing like a steaming, aroma-filled cup of ginger tea to warm you up and awaken your senses. Prized for its healing properties and for adding flavor to dishes, this ordinary looking brown spice has been used since ages in eastern cultures. If you should sink your teeth into a fresh piece of ginger root, you will feel the sun’s fire coursing through you, as some anonymous person so eloquently said.

It’s this very fiery characteristic of the ginger root that gives it much of its medicinal properties, both in its dried as well as raw form. The dried ginger root is a thermogenic, expectorant, laxative, appetizer, stimulant, as well as an effective cure for stomach disorders. Hence, the dried ginger root is ground and used to cure a whole range of ailments like coughs, colds, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, inflammations of the joints, flatulence, motion sickness, colic, cholera, asthma, headaches, and even anorexia. Raw ginger is also a thermogenic, and is also an anti-flatulent, digestive, appetizer, and a laxative.

Ginger is also used extensively in aromatherapy. An essential oil is extracted from steam distilling the unpeeled, dried and ground ginger root. Ginger oil is used by combining it with the oils of cedar wood, sandalwood, and patchouli, which renders a spicy and woody scent to the mix.

The active ingredients in ginger oil are oleoresin and terpenes, which are responsible for its lymph cleansing, antiseptic, mild constipation relief, and circulation-stimulating qualities. According to research, it has been shown that ginger reduces the absorption of cholesterol in the liver and blood, thereby lowering blood cholesterol. It has also been found that ginger blocks the effects of prostaglandin, which is a substance that is responsible for the inflammation of the blood vessels inside the brain, which is what causes migraine.

Ginger’s property of being a digestive aid is largely due to the shogoals and gingerols that it contains. These help to neutralize the acids in the stomach, stimulate the secretion of digestive juices, and tone the digestive tract’s muscles.

Ginger tea has been used as a remedy against flu and colds for centuries, both in India and China, as well as other countries in the east. According to Chinese culture, its powerful yang energy is what warms the lungs and stomach. Ginger tea has been used in China for 2,500 years to treat sore throat, nasal congestion, and sinus pain.

Here are a few refreshing ginger tea recipes that you can brew and sip to enjoy the unique flavor and aroma of this wonderful herb:

Plain Ginger Tea

This has an invigorating, spicy taste, and is used as a home remedy against cold, sore throat, flu, nausea and indigestion.

4 cups of water
2-inch fresh ginger piece
lemon slice and honey (optional)

First, peel and slice the ginger root. Put the water in a saucepan and bring it to boil. Add the slices of ginger into the boiling water. Reduce the heat, cover the saucepan, and let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes. Strain the liquid out, and add lemon and honey to taste.

Crushed Ice Ginger Tea

This makes a lovely refreshing tea, ideal for after a sweaty workout or on a hot summer day.

41/2 cups of water
A fresh piece of ginger, thinly sliced
Sugar syrup
Slices of lemon
Some crushed ice

Put the water in a saucepan, and bring it to boil. Add the sliced ginger and turn off the heat, and let the ginger tea steep for about 15 minutes. Strain out the ginger and refrigerate the decoction until it is cold. Remove and sweeten with sugar syrup, then pour it into tall glasses which have crushed ice in them, and garnish with lemon slices.

Lemongrass Flavored Ginger Tea

This feels wonderful if you drink it hot when you feel the flu or a cold coming on. It can be served either hot or chilled. It is especially comforting when traveling by car, boat, or airplane, since it alleviates feelings of nausea.

4 cups of water
¼ cup grated fresh ginger root
1 stalk lemongrass, sliced lengthwise
2 teaspoons of herbal tea
1 lemon

Bring the water to boil then reduce the heat and add the grated ginger and lemongrass. Let it simmer for ten minutes or so. Turning off the heat add two teaspoons of herbal tea (any of your favorite). Strain the tea and add honey to sweeten and lemon for extra flavor.

Spicy Ginger Tea

If you are bored with the same old cappuccino or cafe au lait, try this. Not only is it a yummy alternative, but is lower in calories and fat too.

4 cups of water
4-5 slices of fresh ginger
A few strips of orange peel
4 pods of cardamom
4 cloves
2 cups of milk, low-fat
4 teaspoons of tea leaves (Assam)
Brown sugar (according to taste)

Put the water, cardamom, ginger slices, orange peel, and cloves in a saucepan, bring to boil, then cover and simmer for about ten minutes. Add the tea leaves and milk, and simmer for another two minutes. Turning off the heat, allow it to steep for about 4-5 minutes, or according to how strong you want it. Strain the tea, and add sugar according to taste. Serve hot.

  • You can also make ginger tea by adding a drop of ginger essential oil to one cup of hot water.
  • It is not advisable to take aspirin within two hours of drinking ginger tea since both are blood thinners.
  • The consumption of too much ginger tea may cause heartburn.
By Rita Putatunda

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