Lemon Ginger Turmeric Tea: A Medicinal Drink to Heal and Prevent Colds and the Flu

A ginger, turmeric and lemon tea is a medicinal drink that has powerful anti-inflammatory and detoxifying properties. This drink is full with antioxidants that detoxify the blood and liver, and it improves digestion. Therefore it is excellent elixir to start your day with.

A ginger, turmeric and lemon tea is a completely natural booster of the immune system. It is also exceptionally effective in treating a sore throat, cough, cold, fatigue, chronic pain, irritable bowel syndrome, and seasonal allergies.

Before giving you a recipe for this potent drink, we will first discuss all if its ingredients.

Lemon

Lemon is potent nutritional fruit and it is related with a wide-ranging health benefits, such as treatment of sore throat, throat infections, fever, indigestion, constipation, rheumatism, obesity, internal bleeding, cholera, respiratory disorders, and high blood pressure.  It has powerful therapeutic properties, which help boost immunity, purify the blood, and cleanse the stomach.

Its wide-ranging health benefits come from a variety of its contents: vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin B6, folate, thiamin, pantothenic acid, iron, calcium potassium, protein, zinc, copper, magnesium, and phosphorus.  Lemon contains antioxidants also, and has great cancer fighting properties.

Ginger

It has been approved by the scientist that ginger contains numerous metabolites and compounds that contribute good health and have healing. Gingerols and shogaols are among ginger compounds that research studies have most worked with.

Ginger is found to be beneficial in number of health issues, like suppressing gastric contractions, relieving nausea, relieve of gastrointestinal irritation, relieve of motion sickness, preventing constipation, soothing flu and cold, preventing colon cancer, reducing inflammation, reducing pain  from dysmenorrhea, the strong pain that women that suffer from this condition are experiencing during a menstrual cycle), reducing cholesterol,  and treatment of inflammatory conditions.

Turmeric

Turmeric so far is considered to be the most effective nutritive supplement.  Turmeric contains curcumin, a composite with powerful anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidant.   It is proven that it inhibits molecules that take part in inflammation, which contributes to many common diseases of this era. Its antioxidant properties make him a potent when it comes to neutralization of free radicals while at the same time it stimulates the body’s antioxidant enzymes. It is known to be very beneficial in decreasing the risk a heart attack, preventing cancer and even treating it, treating of arthritis symptoms, fights degenerative process in the brain, withdrawing the development of Alzheimer’s disease, etc.

A ginger, turmeric and lemon tea

Ingredients needed:

  • One teaspoon of fresh ginger root or a half teaspoon of ginger powder
  • One teaspoon fresh turmeric root (grated) or a half teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • Two to three rotations of black pepper (which increases bio-availability of turmeric)
  • One and a half teacup of filtered water
  • Lemon Juice (half lemon)
  • Two teaspoons of raw honey

How to prepare it:

Put ginger and turmeric in a filtered water on medium to high heat.  Let it simmer for several minutes, but make sure it does not boil. Then drain the liquid and transfer put it in a mug.  Than put in the lemon juice and, if you want to, add some honey.

Note:  Pay attention when you are grating turmeric because it might leave stains on your clothes or counter top.

Sources: besthealthyguide.com