Ginger is one spice with a lot of health benefits. Research backs up the benefits of ginger. It removes free radicals and decreases inflammation associated with kidney disease. Grate unpeeled washed ginger into hot water, cover it and allow it to step for 5 or more minutes. If you need a sweetener, add a touch of honey and enjoy. This tea will help a cough and sooth an upset stomach, including morning sickness. It may also lower cholesterol levels and fight infections.
Stinging nettle is a plant with a long history of uses in traditional herbal medicine. It is known to decrease inflammation and is high in anti-oxidants. Stinging nettle is approved for use in several European countries for treating kidney ailments. Because it is a diuretic, stinging nettle helps flush bacteria from the urinary tract. Drink an extra glass of water with each cup of tea to help the kidneys flush.