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Winter warmer - What about a cup of lemon and ginger tea?


Are you fighting a cold or looking for a natural way to boost your immune system this winter?

How about a cup of lemon ginger tea?

Sweet and spicy, this tea is also packed with incredible health benefits.

Ginger’s health benefits are well documented. It contains lots of anti-oxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties.

Lemons are a great source of vitamin C. Honey is a good source of antioxidants, has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties and soothe a sore throat.

5 other properties of the lemon ginger tea

Promotes proper digestion

Helps relieve nausea form morning or travel sickness

Helps ease menstrual pain

Helps with blood sugar regulation

Helps in improving concentration and cognition

So how do I make it?

I like preparing big pots of it and seep it all day long.

Grate the equivalent of a thumb size of ginger root and add to about 500ml of water.

Bring to boil and infuse it for 10-30min depending on how strong you like it. Remove from the heat, strain the ginger pieces.

Then squeeze the juice of half a lemon and add it to the mix, add honey to sweeten to your taste. You can drink it hot or cold. Do not cook the lemon juice or the honey as it will damage all these vitamins.

Enjoy!

References:

A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect and safety of ginger in the treatment of pregnancy-associated nausea and vomiting, Estelle Viljoen, Janicke Visser, Nelene Koen, Alfred Musekiwa, Nutr J. 2014; 13: 20.

Comparison of effects of ginger, mefenamic acid, and ibuprofen on pain in women with primary dysmenorrhea, Ozgoli G1, Goli M, Moattar F., J Altern Complement Med. 2009 Feb;15(2):129-32.


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