Learn the amazing benefits of ginger tea and make this recipe for lemon ginger tea to feel energized and healthy!
What are the Benefits of Ginger Tea?
It aids the digestive process.
Ginger tea contains gingerol, which helps break down fats and oils in the digestive system and stimulates digestion. Whenever we can support the digestive process, our body has less work to do, and our digestion goes smoother.
It helps with nausea.
Ginger tea has been used as a remedy for nausea since ancient times. Think of pregnant women who suffer from morning sickness and turn to ginger for relief. It’s a simple, natural method that does not require pharmaceuticals.
It is excellent for cold and flu symptoms.
The benefits of ginger tea are also commonly known for relief when you have a cold or the flu. Ginger has antimicrobial, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties and contains antioxidants.
It boosts metabolism.
Ginger helps to boost metabolism and, therefore, fight obesity and aid in losing weight.
It reduces pain and inflammation.
Ginger helps with osteoarthritis pain, and general inflammation in the body. The processed food epidemic has led to the majority of the population fighting the side effects of inflammation. Inflammation is one of the leading causes of pain and discomfort.
Now that you know all the excellent benefits of ginger tea whip up a batch of this recipe for Lemon Ginger Tea today!
My favorite yoga teacher at Laurel Grace Yoga, Maka, brought a delicious lemon ginger tea to share after class. At one sip, I was amazed by the freshness and vitality of this tea and decided I had to learn to make it myself.
This recipe adds lemon and mint to a basic ginger tea, increasing the healing properties of ginger tea alone. These additions also make the tea extra delicious.
Health Benefits of Lemon
Lemons are a good source of vitamin C, supporting heart health. And lemon juice also helps aid in digestion.
Health Benefits of Mint
Mint helps relieve indigestion and reduces respiratory symptoms. I am a big fan of peppermint for opening up my sinuses when I feel stuffed up.
5 Easy Steps to Make this Recipe for Lemon Ginger Tea
1. Choose the right ingredients to get the most benefits of ginger tea.
This tea uses fresh ginger root, fresh mint leaves, and freshly squeezed lemon juice – the secret ingredient. Many teas just boil the whole lemon pieces in with the ginger and mint. I add a hefty dose of freshly squeezed juice at the end for maximum lemon flavor.
Fresh mint is better than dried because it contains more essential oils. You can also use a concentrated peppermint essential oil.
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2. Combine filtered water, sliced ginger, and mint leaves in boiling water.
With water being such a significant ingredient in tea, taste, and health need to use quality water. Ensure your water has been filtered by a carbon filter or similar. Using quality water will immediately increase the enjoyment of your tea.
The whole pieces of ginger and lemon are removed before drinking the tea to ensure a smooth liquid. A fine strainer works best, but you can also use a coffee filter.
5. Add lemon juice.
Squeezing the juice out of the lemons and adding it directly into the tea, instead of boiling the lemons, makes for the freshest taste. I love the tangy pucker of soothing lemon when I need a lift. Follow my recipe below to experience the benefits of ginger tea:Print
4 c filtered water
2-inch piece of ginger root, unpeeled, sliced (use a 4-inch piece for a spicy tea)
1 lemon, juiced
6 sprigs of mint, or two drops of peppermint essential oil
- Bring water to a boil in a 4-quart saucepan.
- While the water boils, slice the ginger and juice the lemon.
- Once boiling, remove from heat. Add ginger root and mint leaves to the hot water.
- Cover the pot and steep tea for 10 minutes or longer for a stronger, more robust tea.
- Add the lemon juice.
- Serve hot or store in the refrigerator and serve cold.
- If desired, add a natural sweetener such as brown rice syrup.
Boost digestion and immunity with this warming, delicious tea.
Leftovers are excellent served cold instead of plain water and drunk throughout the day.
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 20
- Category: Drinks
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Asian
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This blog post is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to treat any health condition or to be prescriptive for anyone. Always be sure to work with your healthcare practitioner before making any changes.
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