Medicinal Lemon and Ginger Tea
Waking up in the morning; instead of being greeted by glaring sunshine and summer warmth, we’re being greeted by foggy, frosty morning dew and usually… rain! It’s the time of year where you arrive at the office on a Monday morning and every man and his dog has a cold, cough, temperature, anything catchable, people in the office will usually have it – especially if they’ve got kids!
I’ve mentioned my love of herbal teas before on this blog I know, but I’m a massive fan of holistic and herbal medicine. Using what we have around us to bring the body back into balance and heal ourselves rather than relying ever-so-much more on man-made medicines and an already overstretched NHS service. There’s something satisfactory about being able to cure yourself of these natural ailments that everyone gets every so often.
Why Lemon and Ginger for Medicinal Lemon and Ginger Tea?
Lemon’s are very high in vitamin C which has been proven to protect against colds and viruses – it’s something you should work into your diet before you get a cold, not after ideally! They’re also high in folate which is an essential B vitamin. Low intakes of folate can lead to all sorts of pregnancy issues and birth defects, fertility issues and also strokes.
Ginger is one of my FAVOURITE herbs. Along with garlic I just find it so versatile and easy to use. I keep a fresh stash in my freezer and just defrost when I need it. Ginger has been used for thousands of years to treat stomach upsets and stomach viruses. As well as this though, it’s great for treating throat and chest problems – like a cough, cold, chest infection and also used widely to treat asthma and more. Aka PERFECT to put in a winter medicinal tea!
To make your winter medicinal tea, simply roughly chop around 25g of root ginger and two slices of lemon, add to your tea pot and pour boiling hot water over the ingredients.
Ward off those winter viruses and enjoy winter without the dreaded cough, cold and flu!
Fancy another tea like the Medicinal Lemon and Ginger tea? Check out my lavender tea!
Not a fan of the lemon and ginger? Why not give green tea a try? Green tea is super high in antioxidants (especially the matcha version) and with anti-cancer properties. It’s used for a variety of all-round health benefits. If you don’t drink green tea, there’s lots of scientific research to make you change your mind, just click here!