Sunday, January 27, 2013

Ginger, Lemon and Honey Tea


deliciosu and homemade Ginger, Lemon and Honey Tea


Ginger your life....

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I am pretty sure that most of you are familiar with Ginger or Ginger root, but if not let get through some facts and benefits of Ginger. Ginger is a native Asian vegetable(herb). Ginger is also a Rhizome which means mass of root. Meaning, If a rhizome is separated into pieces, each piece may be able to give rise to a new plant.

There is two kinds of ginger available, young and mature. They both look differently and both have different flavor. Young one is mild and skin could be eaten and mature is more bitter-spicy and skin should be peeled.

Ginger have pretty strong flavor and I wouldn't recommend for you to eat it alone, instead it's used in varieties of dishes, desserts and teas too.
When it's cooked of course strong flavor from fresh ginger disappear but overall increases and transformers any dish in more flavorful taste.

Ginger is well known as a natural remedy for centuries reliving motion and morning sickness to helping cancer patients especially after chemotherapy.
Of course like many homemade natural remedy it always takes longer for you to feel better using alternative way, and it will not cure any diseases but certainty will help protect you by making your immune system stronger.

This root have natural anti-inflammatory effects-it is commonly used for cold and flu, menstrual cramps, stomach nausea and other gastrointestinal disorders.

Additional benefits:
  • A review published by the National Institute of Health lists ginger as a plant with one of the highest amounts of antioxidants. Antioxidants protect the cells from aging-related diseases and toxins that can lead to cancers.
  • An efficient anti-depressant, Ginger smooth mind and gives a brain calmness and relief.
  • Ginger can help you decrease weight, although less known but one study by Japanese researches shown that overweight mice did in fact led to weight loss using Ginger supplements.
  • Ginger can lower cholesterol, again lesser known effect.
Benefits of Ginger, Lemon and Honey with easy recipe for homemade Tea that is perfect to fight flu and cold.

Ginger tea
I use Ginger fresh, and cook in many different dishes and I love it in my tea.
Now when the cold and flu season arrived this tea is more often in front of my family, because I don't want to wait until we actually get sick to drink it.
Most commonly I boil it with fresh lemon halves and pure organic honey, and making it for whole day. I would say that it's much better beverage then any juice that we buy in the store. My kids like it very much, so I know that yours will love it too.
Now let's sip on some good tea that mother nature intended us to do in the first place and for a moment stay away from processed foods.

Ingredients:
  • 7 Cups of water
  • 1-2 Lemons, cut in half(if you like sour then use 2)
  • 3 Thumbs big Fresh Ginger(matured),
  • 3 Tbs. Pure Honey
Directions:
  1. Wash Lemons and Ginger really good with the hot water.
  2. Cut the lemons in half and if you like chop the ginger and peel—mostly I just boil chunks without peeling.
  3. Put in the pot and boil with honey for about 15 minutes on medium after it boils(use deeper pot)
  4. Take off the burner, cover with the lid and let it stay covered for the next 10 minutes.
  5. Take out lemon halves and ginger, stir and drink warm just after cooling for 10 minutes, or you can place in the fridge for later.

Benefits of Ginger, Lemon and Honey with easy recipe for homemade Tea that is perfect to fight flu and cold.

Honey Facts:

Honey is sweet that many people do not give second thought that in fact this sweet delicious sweetener have healing ability—so no, Honey is not a sugar but a medicine that can be used or served for many purposes.
Ever since I was little my #1 sweet treat was not candy, or chocolate but Honey. I loved honey then and still love it.
Honey has been used for over 2000 years all over the world and plays important aspect in traditional medicines, but let's go over some more facts about honey:
  • It gives us Energy source and honey is much easier to be digested than sugar even with more calories.
  • Honey consumed with warm water helps you digest fat that is stored in your body.
  • It contains Vitamins and Minerals, but it does depends from what flower honey is. 
  • Honey have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties 
  • Antioxidants --Honey contains nutraceuticals, which are effective in removing free radicals from our body and are dietary supplements derived from plants that may benefit the body or supply it with essential fatty acids.
  • It's good for skin care and wound management. 
homemade Ginger, Lemon and Honey Tea



Lemon

There is not much for me left to say about this powerful fruit that was not said before- fruit that we can make so many amazing dishes and desserts with. I actually do like even to dip in the honey and just suck all the juice out, I know bad for teeth but I brush right after.
Anyhow let's just go over some quick facts for the sake of the post:
  • It is very effective in curing digestion problems, nausea, disorder of lower intestines and many other...
  • When taken regularly every morning lemon juice mixed with warm water it actually act like a tonic to the liver and stimulate bile, meaning that food that you ate will be digested faster.
  • There are many theories that Lemon juice dissolve gallbladder stones.
  • Since it's high in Vitamin C content it treats and helps prevent many infections , relives asthma, tonsillitis and sore throat.
  • Lemons are diuretic, and it helps flush bad bacteria and the toxins. 

I hope I didn't overwhelmed you with my post today. I thought because many are having flu and cold these days maybe some tips and facts can be helpful and this tea is truly fantastic. If you never made it, you have to try! 

I wish you an amazing rest of the weekend, and week ahead!!!

your friend,
SANDRA


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source:
Wikipedia
health.learninginfo.org
Livestrong
www.webmd.com/

29 comments :

  1. This tea worth trying! It is very delicious and healthy❤

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  2. This is great for this season! And I absolutely adore the all three ingredients! In the Philippines, ginger tea is called salabat and it's a remedy for throat aches but even if I am fine, I still drink it for pleasure. Definitely love your concoction!

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  3. @Simona, Yes, it is very delicious tea but like many other homemade teas that are not in the filter very healthy too. Thank you!

    @Weng, I do too drink it even when I am not sick...great with breakfast or as a ice-tea..bit of mint and voila hehe...thank you!

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  4. This post is SUPER resourceful! I *always* have a huge chunk of ginger in my fridge. I mostly use for cooking food with it, and for making fresh chai. Japanese also use ginger for drink too when we are sick. I should have been drinking this before to prevent my and family sickness! GREAT post, Sandra!

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  5. Thank you, Sandra because this post is very informative. I love ginger tea with honey. It sure soothes an aching throat. Have a good week ahead, Sandra!

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  6. Oh I will have to try your tea, Sandra! It sounds delicious!

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  7. Nami, I do too always have ginger around...just love not only in teas but I am using it in my food so much too. thank you as always!xo

    @Ray, Thank you sir for the kind comment! Ginger is well known to help us with seasonal colds.

    @Laura, I hope you do try it-- it's great any time of the day even when you are not sick! Thanks!

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  8. Great post, love your honey photos:) Mu husband is a big fan of ginger so this will please him a lot:)

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  9. It has been SO long since I have been over to see what you are up to!! Your site looks amazing!!! Shame on me for being gone for so long!

    Your tea looks delicious!

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  10. @Ella, Awesome! If you guys love ginger then you will love this tea! Thanks:)

    @ Raven, Hehe...it's alright honey! I am glad to see you today though :) Thanks!:)

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  11. This tea is popular here, it's an amazing cure for cold, beside the taste is really good.
    The clicks are beautiful, I love that cute honey jar :)

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  12. To relax I will officially need this tea :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  13. I love tea, all day. This sounds perfect for unwinding with. Hope it's warmed up a touch your way. I just love those cute blue tea cups.
    -Gina-

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  14. @Muna, Thank you so much, I am glad you like it! xo

    @CCU, Oh yes, great to relax us too...Thanks!

    @Gina, I do drink tea twice a day, and love my tea cups too! Thank you darlin' :D

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  15. Sandra - Indeed very informational post! I boil ginger with a cinnamon stick to make tea, but lemon sounds great. I'll definitely try. Thank you!

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  16. @Hyosun, Yes, I heard that last night about ginger, cinnamon and jujubes combination...will try that too! Thank you!

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  17. I drink lemon and ginger tea on a regular basis but have never thought of making my own. You have inspired me to try it.

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  18. Sandra, I love the new look of your blog!!! Just beautiful. And your teas sounds amazing...perfect to sip on in this cold weather :)

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  19. @Suzanne, you are too kind, thank you! I hope you like homemade!

    @Liz, thank you my friend, I appreciate your kind comment!this tea is definitely great in this cold weather!

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  20. Such an informative post Sandra!!
    You always have a creative and talent side working together..LOL
    Love the ginger Tea!

    Hope you are doing good!

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  21. I can drink tea anytime of day. They win over caffeine anytime. Ginger, lemon & honey is what my mom would make for me when I have that nasty cold and cough. Have a blissful week. ♥ Jo

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  22. Awww, I love your little honey bowl! And this tea looks amazing. It's just what I need for the mornings before I go to work.

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  23. @Reem, Aww thanks you so much! I love this tea too! :)

    @Jo, I have to say I need my coffee first and then I can take on the tea lol! Thanks!:)

    @Chung-Ah, Yes, it's perfect for morning on a empty stomach...Thank you so much! :)

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  24. Hi Sandra. There is nothing like a good cup of tea. Thank you for sharing. This post was a bright way to warm up a my cold Tuesday morning. I hope you have a wonderful week!

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  25. Tea is not my favorite, but it's invaluable when you're sick. This is a great recipe for tea! I'll try it next time I need some good tea to clear a cold, rather than those silly bags.

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  26. What a lovely home-brewed tea. I drank a lot of ginger tea this past weekend and can vouch for its effectiveness =)

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  27. @Monet, I am happy that it brightened up your morning! Thank you for stopping by!

    @Ashley, Oh love tea...hopefully you will like this one. Thanks!

    @TSM, i am glad that you're feel better sweetie...thank you for your comment!

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  29. Easy to prepare recipe! One of the benefits of ginger tea is weight loss. I make sure that I drink at least two cups of ginger tea each day and I love the result.

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