Ginger lemon tea has so many great benefits, I could fill a blog post with them! And that is what I’m going to do.
Making ginger lemon tea is pretty easy and doesn’t take much effort, but the benefits are huge! It helps boost your immunity, provides relief from nausea and indigestion, reduces fever, aides in weight loss, relieves tension and stress, reduces cholesterol, promotes a healthy heart, improves skin, hair and scalp…are those enough reasons for you?! No? Then you are truly impossible.
This isn’t a tea per se as basically you’re infusing the water with real ginger but no one is going to call this ginger lemon infusion. I mean, I guess you could, but I feel like that’s just opening yourself up to unnecessary questions. So I’m going to stick with tea. You can drink this at any time of day as it’s herbal and does not contain any caffeine.
Add in some turmeric for even more benefits! Once again, the list of benefits is huge…liver detox, reduces risk of several cancers and alzheimer’s, natural painkiller, antibacterial, antiseptic, treatment for arthritis, and a boat load more. It comes either in a powder or root.
Ginger Lemon Tea
2 cups water
½ lemon juice (from an actual lemon)
1 inch piece of ginger
1 Tbs honey
1 Tbs turmeric powder (optional)
Pour two cups of water into a pot and set on medium heat. Peel and thinly slice the ginger and add to the pot. Let it slowly simmer for 10 minutes, but do not let it boil. If you’re going to add in the turmeric, add it into the pot now.
Just an FYI, turmeric will stain everything. It is like the glitter of the powder world – just all over everything. Your cup will be such a concentrated yellow, it looks like pee after a night of binge drinking. It washes out, but you’ll have to use some muscle and/or soap to scrub it off.
Get your two cups ready by squeezing a tablespoon or two of lemon juice into each cup. Use a real lemon rather than that “lemon juice” in the green bottle from the grocery store. A lemon costs less and is the real thing. The juice in the bottle is full of added sugars and other bullshit.
Add in half a tablespoon of honey into each cup too.
After the 10 minutes, strain the ginger, pour the liquid into your already prepared cups, and stir. Drink as often as you like! However, if you’re adding in turmeric, don’t over do it especially if you’re pregnant or prone to kidney stones (ps – good luck with that).