In herbal medicine, ginger root promotes the elimination of intestinal gas as well as relaxing and soothing the intestinal tract. Both the lemon and the ginger root are rich sources of antioxidants that inhibit inflammation. You can read more about the great medicinal properties of ginger, including tips how to buy and store ginger in my previous article how to use ginger as a medicine. I’ve also written in the past about the health benefits of lemon water. Combining the benefits of both ginger and lemon is not only tasty, but a winning combination for great health.
Sipping a cup of hot ginger lemon tea:
* Relieves stress and mood swings
* Fights off flu, cough and cold
* Keeps motion sickness at bay
* Aids digestion
* Eases joint pain in arthritis
* Improves immunity
* Enhances blood flow
* Prevents heart disease
* Cures low grade fever
* Refreshes the mind
* Detox your body and eliminate toxins
This recipe is taken from my e-book The Detox Guide that teaches you about the concept of detox and how to use detox to cleanse and energize your body. This guide provides the best information and safe ways to detox, including recipe ideas. The whole process helps to increase stamina and energy and improves the digestive process.
Detox Ginger Lemon Tea (makes 4 cups – 1 L)
2 inches (5 cm) ginger root
4 cups (1 L) filtered water
2 tbsp (30 ml) organic lemon juice
1-2 tsp (5 ml) whole stevia leaf or honey
Finely chop ginger root and infuse in freshly boiled water for at least 20 minutes, so the infusion maximizes the transfer of the active ingredients into the liquid. Add lemon juice, stevia or honey and stir. Serve hot or cold for a refreshing and revitalizing treat.