There is nothing quite like a cup of Lemon Ginger Tea during the cold winter months. With its high levels of Vitamin C and magnesium, lemon ginger tea not only boosts immunity but reduces stress, helps heal, and soothes.
With its lovely, lightly spicy flavor, it’s the perfect warm-up on cold days. The lemon softens the zing of the ginger, creating a perfect cup of tea. Whether that be for an Afternoon Tea or simply to sit in your favorite chair with a cozy blanket. And maybe your favorite book.
While nothing will replace my ever-present box of lemon ginger tea bags in the pantry, making my own is so satisfying… and so easy.
If you’ve never made it at home, you’re in for a treat.
Why is Ginger Healthy?
“Ginger also helps arthritis inflammation, and it may protect against colorectal cancer and ovarian cancer. It may also boost the immune system, which will help you fight off infection,” says Dr. Roy of Harvard Health.
Why is Lemon Healthy?
World’s Healthiest Foods says that 1/4 cup of lemon juice contains 31 percent of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C. It also contains 3 percent of folate and 2 percent of potassium. A whole lemon contains 139 percent of the recommended daily vitamin C intake and contains 22 calories.
Why is Lemon Ginger Tea Good for You?
8 reasons why India Times says Lemon Ginger Tea is healthy and soothing
1. Relieve nausea
Drinking a cup of ginger tea before traveling can help prevent nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness. You can also drink a cuppa at the first sign of nausea to relieve the symptom.
2. Improve stomach performance
Useful in improving digestion and increasing absorption of food.
3. Reduce inflammation
Ginger contains anti-inflammatory properties that make it an ideal home remedy for muscle and joint problems. In addition to drinking ginger tea, you can also use it to soak inflamed joints.
4. Fight respiratory problems
Ginger tea can help relieve congestion associated with the common cold. Try a cup of lemon ginger tea for the respiratory symptoms associated with environmental allergies.
5. Improve blood circulation
The vitamins, minerals and amino acids in ginger tea can help restore and improve blood circulation that may help decrease the chance of cardiovascular problems. Ginger may prevent fat from depositing in the arteries helping to prevent heart attacks and stroke.
6. Relieve menstrual discomfort
This one is for all women suffering from menstrual cramps. Try soaking a towel in warm ginger tea and apply it to your lower abdomen. It may help relieve the pain and relax the muscles. At the same time, drink a cup of ginger tea with honey.
7. Strengthen immunity
Ginger tea can help strengthen your immunity due to the high levels of antioxidants in ginger.
8. Relieve stress
Ginger tea has calming properties that may help lower your stress and tension. This is thought to be due to a combination of the strong aroma and healing properties.
What to Add to Lemon Ginger Tea
Make this Lemon Ginger Tea your own by adding:
- mint leaves
- turmeric for an added immunity boost
- 1-inch section of fresh ginger, sliced into 1/4-inch pieces
- 1 cup water
- Fresh lemon slices (1 slice per cup)
- *Options (see below)
- Combine the ginger slices, 1 to 2 lemon slices and water in a saucepan. If you’re adding a cinnamon stick, fresh turmeric, or fresh mint, add that as well. Bring the tea to a simmer and continue to maintain a gentle simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. The longer you steep the ginger, the more intense the ginger flavor will be.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat and pour the tea through a mesh sieve into a heat-safe teapot, teacup or liquid measuring cup.
- Sweeten the tea with a drizzle of honey and a fresh slice of lemon. Serve warm.
1 cinnamon stick
1″ piece of fresh turmeric (cut into thin slices
1 teaspoon honey or to taste
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 4Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g