The impurities and toxic wastes that accumulate in your digestive system and circulate in the bloodstream are responsible for various health disorders. Although your body eliminates toxins through organs involved in detoxification, nevertheless, external help is occasionally needed to ease the process. Ginger and lemon tea is one such natural option for detoxification. The cleansing tea is good for your digestive health and assists in eliminating digestive wastes.
Ginger is known to help in cleansing the stomach, small intestine, liver and circulatory system. While external cleansing tends to stress the digestive system, ginger unlike other detoxification agents helps in neutralizing stress. Lemon is another excellent cleansing agent. It stimulates detoxification and helps in breaking down the mucus so that it can be easily eliminated from the body. Therefore, ginger and lemon tea is replete with benefits.
Here Are Some Of The Best Ways Of Making Ginger And Lemon Tea:
1. Ginger And Lemon Tea
One inch fresh ginger root
A quarter of a lemon
Two cups of water
Peel and finely grate the ginger. Pour water in a pan and add the finely grated ginger. Over high heat bring the water to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes. Remove the pan from oven and strain the ginger tea. Allow the tea to cool down slightly. Add the juice of the lemon into the tea. Sip the hot ginger and lemon tea.
2. Ginger And Lemon Tea With Lemon Verbena Leaves
Lemon verbena is known for its cleansing and purification properties. When added to ginger and lemon tea, it enhances the flavor as well as the cleansing effect of the tea.
¼-cup freshly grated ginger
Two cups of dried or four cups of fresh lemon verbena leaves
Juice of one lemon
One quart water
Boil the water. Place the grated ginger and the lemon verbena leaves in a teapot and pour the boiling water over them. Cover the pot and steep the herbs for 20 minutes. Strain the tea and add the lemon juice and honey and stir to mix. Drink the tea warm or cold.
3. Ginger And Lemon Tea With Cinnamon And Cloves
You can boost the health benefits of the ginger and lemon tea by adding cinnamon and cloves to the recipe. Cinnamon is known to balance the appetite. It helps in controlling the blood sugar level and has antimicrobial property. Cloves help in cleansing the colon.
Two ounces ginger root
One cinnamon stick
Juice of half a lemon
One teaspoon honey
A pinch of cayenne pepper
Twelve ounces of water
Bring the water to a boil. Peel and grate the ginger and put it in a teapot. Add the cinnamon stick and cloves and pour the boiling water. Steep the tea for 15 to 20 minutes. Strain the tea and add the lemon juice, honey and cayenne pepper.
4. Ginger And Lemon Tea With Turmeric
Turmeric is a powerful antioxidant. It helps in protecting the liver, a vital organ involved in detoxification. To boost the cleansing effect of your ginger and lemon tea further, add turmeric to the recipe.
One tablespoon minced ginger
One whole lemon, thinly sliced
1/8-teaspoon turmeric powder
Pinch of cayenne pepper
2 ½ cups boiling water
Put the ginger, lemon slices, turmeric and cloves in a tea pot. Pour boiling water and steep the tea for 30 minutes. Strain and add pinch of cayenne pepper.