Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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Since ancient times, Lemon and Ginger tea has been highly prized in the East because of its property to increase immunity. So, it is a good idea to keep some in your fridge during cold and flu season.  Besides being a good remedy for colds, lemon and ginger tea has a particularly spicy flavor which can be used to enrich many dishes. Sometimes a mere hint of this combination is enough to give a meal that touch of flavor that is missing and it comes from one of the best herbal teas for health. Lemon and ginger tea is not a tea in the true sense because teas are typically composed of leaves, but more of an infusion.

What it can do

Besides using lemon and ginger just as an ingredient in rice and/or meat dishes, it can be cooked with orange peel or raisins and added to create a distinct flare to either food or beverage. Ginger is high in selenium, which plays a key role in metabolism. The use of selenium is very effective against asthma, arthritis, dandruff, infertility, severe burns, low thyroid, cancer, and the list goes on. The ginger root is effective against motion and morning sickness, acting as an anti-inflammatory, and in lowering blood pressure and sugar. Finally, the citrus pectin found in the peel of the lemon is being tried as a treatment against prostate cancer. The lemon also offers antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.

  • Ginger is packed with selenium
  • Ginger acts as an inflammatory
  • Lemon is both an antioxidant and antimicrobial
  • Put all together lemon and ginger tea is used for a large variety of applications.

Good for you and your  cold

Nevertheless, if you catch a small cold or start experiencing a sore throat, you can resort to lemon and ginger tea. In addition ginger, lemon and honey is good combo not only for increased immunity against colds, but also to soothe gastric discomfort. Lemon and ginger tea acts as an eliminator of toxins and a powerful antioxidant and bactericide. Honey is a superfood and is used for its great antiseptic properties, can be used as a medicine to treat sore throats. Ginger helps the body eliminate toxins, clears the air passage ways and is a good expectorant. It also helps regulate body temperature, helping to keep the immune system ready. You see, these three curators are highly complementary foods and are a great cough syrup or candy for sore throat and preventing colds! The best herbal teas can really help in a lot of ways! 

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