Lemon Ginger Tea
Lemon ginger tea is one of the most common remedies for nausea. If you have never tried lemon ginger tea before, start with a little ginger and increase the amount to taste. This tea also works well to stimulate digestion, increase circulation, decrease inflammation and cleanse the liver! As an herbalist, when I can suggest one recipe that affects the body in so many ways I get excited to share, and this recipe is no exception!
1 inch fresh ginger root (no need to peel it)
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon raw, unpasteurized honey
1. Add I cup of water to a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Grate the ginger into the water using a small zester or on the fine holes of a four-sided grater. You could also mince the ginger with a sharp knife.
2. Turn off the heat and let it steep for 3 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, put the lemon juice and the honey in a large mug. Strain the ginger tea into the mug.
- Alternating warm spices can add diversity and some healthy herbal elements. Try adding a dash of cinnamon, nutmeg, or cardamom at the end for a warm spicy flavor.
- Add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder. It turns the tea a brilliant yellow, know that it also stains anything it touches—consider yourself warned.
- If you like things spicy, add a dash of cayenne—cayenne breaks up mucus and can decrease inflammation.
*If the lemon ginger tea doesn’t decrease nausea be sure to check with your health care provider. Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor.
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