Making your own Lemon Ginger Tea is soooooooo easy!
It’s one of the simplest and healthiest things you can add into your daily morning routine, especially in spring. And, it’s great for an immune system boost as well as helping the body release accumulated toxins (ama) that often happen during the winter months.
Lemon-ginger tea warms the core, improves agni (stimulates digestion), aids in liver detoxification and fights infection. It is both grounding and revitalizing.
And the taste? LOVELY!
- In a pot or kettle add 2-3 cups of water.
- Add 1/2 to 1 inch of peeled fresh ginger root – sliced up.
- Bring water to a boil.
- After the water & ginger come to a boil, turn down heat and simmer for about 5-10 min.
- Toward the end of the simmer, add 1/4 to 1/2 of organic lemon slices.
- Strain into cup and drink!
- Add raw, local honey to taste once the tea has cooled a bit but is still warm.
The benefits of this simple tea?
- Kickstart Digestion. Lemon-ginger tea really gets the digestive juices flowing. This awakens your taste buds and really gets the ball rolling in your GI tract. More digestive juices means improved digestion, reduced heartburn, regulated appetite, reduced flatulence, reduced nausea and better nutrient absorption.
- Cleanse Your Liver. Lemon helps stimulate the liver and the secretion of bile from the gallbladder. Keeping it flowing means breaking up and preventing liver stagnation, which can lead to skin problems, blood toxicity and lowered immunity.
- Decongest. Lemon, ginger and honey help break up and expel phlegm from the respiratory system. This is useful during allergies, acute illness, sinus congestion, or chronic respiratory infection.
- Fight Infection. Lemon, ginger and honey all have potent antibacterial and antiviral properties. Drink this tea while you’re under the weather to nurture your body and fight pathogens.
- Nourish and Protect. Lemons are full of vitamin C and antioxidants which improve skin integrity, reduce healing time, enhance immunity, improve resistance to allergies and calm inflammation.
- Reduce Stress. Even the act of sipping a warm cup of lemon-ginger tea is healing. The aroma is grounding and stabilizing and the tea itself provides a calm sense of revitalization.
As we learn in Ayurveda…food is medicine to the WHOLE body…
“The healing tradition of Ayurveda teaches that health and well-being depends upon our ability to digest everything we take in from the environment. This includes not only tangible substances like food and drink, but also our experiences, emotions, and the impressions we take in via our sensory portals, namely our eyes, ears, nose, tongue, and skin.” Sheila Patal MD
Enjoy your tea!