Monday, September 3, 2012

Ginger Lemon Tea Benefits

Ginger lemon tea provides several health benefits. It can be prepared by boiling ginger in hot water and adding lemon juice. Both ginger and lemon have been used in traditional medicine for hundreds of years. Both of them help to strengthen the immune system. Ginger lemon tea is used in India and China as a health drink.
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Preparation of Ginger Lemon Tea

Even though ginger lemon tea bags are available, fresh ginger lemon tea would be tastier and healthy


25 grams of grated ginger (peel the ginger skin)
2 cups of water 
Juice from one lemon
2 tbsp honey

Add grated ginger to water and boil it for about 15 minutes. Let it cool for a while and strain it. Add lemon juice and honey. This would give a very tasty and healthy ginger lemon tea

Weight Loss

Ginger lemon tea aids digestion. It can help to reduce LDL levels and get rid of belly fat. It would also help to speed up metabolism. 


Ginger lemon tea is a very good remedy for cough. It acts as an expectorant and help to relieve cough, chest congestion and inflammation of the throat. 


Ginger, lemon and honey tea is a very good remedy for colds. For better results add a clove of garlic and tsp of powdered black pepper. The tea can help to reduce the symptoms in about 15-20 minutes.

For Constipation

You should have at least 3 bowel movements a week. Anything less than this is considered as constipation and can be extremely uncomfortable. Some of the reasons for constipation are low intake of water and low fiber diet. Lack of exercise can also result in constipation. Ginger lemon tea thrice a day can help to get rid of constipation.
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For Nausea

Ginger lemon tea can help to get rid of nausea. Honey helps to make the tea sweet. It you are experiencing nausea due to any reason, drink ginger lemon tea thrice a day. 

Acid Reflux

Ginger lemon tea is an excellent remedy for acid reflux. Acid reflux is the result of the content of the stomach flowing back to the esophagus and causing irritation to the delicate tissue lining. Drinking a cup of tea once every two hours helps to get rid of the problem.


Ginger lemon tea aids digestion by stimulating the production of digestive juices in the stomach. It can also help speed up the metabolism and blood circulation. 

The tea can reduce migraine headaches by reducing the inflammation of the blood vessels in the brain. 

These are some of the benefits of ginger lemon tea. 

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