Lemon Ginger Tea: 5 Reasons Why You Should Drink It

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Are you searching for a way to give your immune system a boost? How about a drink that can relieve stress? Well, if you’re holding a cup of lemon ginger tea in your hand, then you’re on the right track! Sweet, spicy and one of the best drinks to have during the winter, this tea is power-packed with some incredible health and body care benefits too! And here’s how to make your own Fresh Ginger-Lemon Tea (which is actually an infusion, not really “tea.”)

Let’s see how:

  • It Boosts Your Immune System: On top of the list of benefits of lemon ginger tea is its ability to strengthen your immunity. This is due to the presence of high levels of anti-oxidants in ginger. Lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C which can heal wounds and preserve the strength of bones and teeth. In the onset of cold and flu, the tea can act as an effective anti-biotic. The bioflavonoids that lemons contain help to prevent cancer cells from growing and spreading. The anti-oxidants in the lemons help in reducing inflammation and arthritis symptoms. The powerful anti-oxidants can reduce free radicals in the body. Ginger also increases blood circulation in the body that is vital for optimum health.
  • It Brings Instant Relief From Nausea and Indigestion: Vomiting and nausea usually occur as symptoms of a body disorder. Lemon ginger tea provides the best relief mechanism. Moreover, if you have a motion sickness tendency, you can drink a cup of this tea prior to travel to prevent nausea. It can also help cure the vomiting related to chemotherapy and pregnancy, which is a relief during that period. It eases the pain and uneasiness of an upset stomach. The ginger and lemon in the tea lowers the chances of heartburn and indigestion. It causes the food to be better absorbed by the body and prevents belching and bloating after eating too much. It improves your appetite as well.
  • It Lowers The Effects Of Diabetes: New research has thrown light upon the fact that drinking this tea on a daily basis can reduce kidney damage that occurs due to the effects of diabetes. The high levels of zinc found in ginger play a prime role in the production and secretion of insulin. It is the insulin that controls the blood sugar levels and keeps diabetes in check. Other harmful effects of diabetes like blood pressure, heart problems and so on can be countered by the anti-oxidants present in the drink.
  • It Is Your One-Stop-Drink To Perfect Skin And Great Hair: As mentioned above,the tea is rich in anti-oxidants and vitamins which are beneficial for perfect skin, hair and health. The beverage helps in improving your digestion and guides you towards smooth and flawless skin. The antibacterial and antiseptic properties protect your skin from infections. For strong and beautiful hair, the tea provides you a natural aid. Vitamin A and C are recommended in plenty for those with hair issues, as they combat the production of DHT in the scalp that in turn triggers hair growth. A vitamin and anti-oxidant rich drink like lemon ginger tea will help you overcome hair problems in an absolute natural and simple way.
  • It Is The Apt Drink For Weight Loss: High blood sugar levels trigger cravings for carbohydrates and fatty foods. Ginger helps to normalize these sugar levels which otherwise can affect your ability to lose weight or eat healthy food. Ginger also improves fat absorption and prevents it from accumulating in the body. Both ginger and lemon have anti-inflammatory properties that prevent inflammations and enhance the activity of the liver that helps in shedding those extra pounds. The smell of lemons reduces stress causing an increase in metabolism and proper organ function that can help in weight loss.

How do we prepare lemon ginger tea?

lemon ginger teaUsing green tea as a base, finely chop the ginger root and infuse it boiling water for twenty minutes. This helps in transferring the active ingredients into the liquid. Adding two tablespoons of lemon juice and honey or stevia into the mix helps in both sweetening the tea as well as countering the spicy effects of the ginger. It can be served either hot or cold as the revitalizing effects are the same.

Lemon ginger tea can be very refreshing to drink with its medicine like qualities. Moreover, a few recent studies suggest that it can help to stop blood clotting and lower cholesterol levels. This can prevent cardio-vascular diseases and strokes from taking place.

If you feel tensed or worn out, the drink can also be an effective stress reliever. The strong aroma, spicy and refreshing taste and calming effects provide you relief and relaxation of your body and mind.

Try it out today and feel healthy and energetic!

Vineetha Reddy is very passionate about nutrition, fitness, health & wellness. She strongly believes that the ingredients you find in your pantry are the best medicines that you can get. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

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180 comments on “Lemon Ginger Tea: 5 Reasons Why You Should Drink It

  1. mary dianne gurney

    hi can anybody share?i usually boiled the sliced ginger for about 6 cups and boil it again every morning to drink hot..is it still effective to drink?or it would loose the benefit u can get from ginger?

  2. Bala

    Hi, it is still effective. But I suggest to brew freshly everyday, as the oxidation of the ginger infusion would turn its benefits down.

  3. Fergal

    Hi…I was wondering! What do you mean by “using green tea as a base” ??
    Is that just using a green tea teabag?

  4. Shana

    Hi Guys!
    I LIVE BY THIS and can attest to the benefits. To be honest I didn’t realize I was “blessed” with great skin and an uneventful digestive tract until I hit my late 30’s and friends with crappy habits have issues with everything (like everyday)!

    I’m sick maybe once a year IF that! The only side effect is I pee…and pee…and pee, but I guess that’s good. If I go without my tea (I boil lemon & ginger & steep w/Pu-Erh tea) I feel like crap, I think I’m addicted to the clean feeling and loads of caffeine.

  5. Michael C

    I make sure to grate my ginger, so it doesn’t need to steep as long and use a fresh lemon combined with raw, organic unfiltered honey. It wakes me up just as much as coffee used to, without the jitters, and feels and tastes so clean and fresh. Sometimes I will add a pinch of cayenne to it for an extra boost.

  6. t rogers

    Hi l started drinking lemon and ginger with mint it’s a good drink,l have one cup before each meal. l read about it started on the 12/1/2016, l am 68 years old l have loss 22lbs in 6 weeks feel a lot better also helps with stress will keep it going,l will tell you more in 6 weeks time. tommy

  7. Ruth

    Love ginger lemon tea with honey I add a small amount of turmeric about 1/4 of a teaspoon for extra health benefits

  8. Luse

    I was really unwell, i went to see my doctor i had blood test, and the result my cholesterol was very high, i started drinking ginger first thing in the morning for 6 months then tested my blood cholesterol again and the result was normal, also i lost weight, this is great i believe this the reason why God put all these herbals, plants in the garden for His children.

  9. Ntswaki Moruledi

    Hi. My sister and I had the ginger lemon tea (Rooibos tea) last night but we noticed that it caused us heartache. Can someone please explain if this was a good thing or a bad thing. Why did we both have sign of heart attack??? Thank you.

  10. Ramya

    How many glasses of water can be consumed. Do I need to take it on empty stomach (morning hrs). After how much time can I drink or have breakfast.

  11. Bisi

    Ginger, lemon and honey is fantastic, very refreshing, good for weight control if one avoids all the sugar laden drinks. It also heals sore throat,cough and cold. In my opinion beats lemsip hands down!

  12. Angie

    I have had a lot of stomach problems and since I been drinking the lemon-ginger tea I have not had any issues about two weeks now. I drink it hot or at room temperature through out the day its great.

  13. spogmai

    hi.. i boil ginger few slices with one lemon juice some lemon grass for fragrance and green tea.. but when i add lemon to this boiling water containing ginger and lemon grass a sort of lather forms on surface. what does it indicates? is it harmful? should b worried? plus i do this 3 times a day in an electric kettle.

  14. Connie

    Nava i just brought this ginger and lemon. I would like to know, can i drink mint tea with fresh ginger and lemon, without honey? I don’t use any kind of sweetener or honey in my tea usually.

  15. Athena

    Hi everyone,
    Fresh grated ginger, water and pure honey is excellent.I do not recommend using a base tea!.also agree that tumeric powder and mint will increase benefits!
    Athena

  16. E

    Just made myself a ginger lemon honey tea with cinamon and its delicious! I use my DT essential oils to make it and I think it tastes better.

  17. Liba

    Just tried this today, I also added cinnamon for the extra benefits and also flavour. I’m not a fan of the taste overall but I can tell the drinks going to be good for me so I’m going to drink it for a while.

  18. Grace

    I lost my 6 KG in a month by fresh lemon honey and warm water morning and before bed from now on I will have ginger with it too

  19. Charmaine

    I had to google whats in this need when i read the benefits i was shocked cause that’s exactly what it does i get flu now and again but ever since i started drinking it wow trust me it works today my throat was itchy and irritated after i drank the tea im much better now i highly recommend it and THANK YOU TO WHOEVER INVENTED IT 🙂

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