Ginger with lemon and honey is recognized as a medicine due to its homeopathic properties. This elixir can relieve the symptoms of many diseases, such as flu, colds, inflammation or viral infections. Ginger is a light brown root with a characteristic taste. The root has useful properties and contains a high level of vitamin C, magnesium and other beneficial substances. A miraculous drink is prepared from it, into which mint, honey or lemon is added, since they can slightly mask the bitter taste of ginger root. Ginger with lemon and honey is an excellent remedy for various diseases, however, in order to prepare this drink, it is important to know how to do it correctly, because the components of medicinal tea may have some contraindications.
Ginger tea for adults
So that ginger tea does not lose its beneficial properties, a fresh drink should be prepared each time. Before you cook ginger with lemon, you can make component blanks and store them in the refrigerator. This will save time on the preparation of healing tea. In addition, ginger and lemon jam prepared in this way can be eaten in the morning on an empty stomach in a teaspoon. This will give strength and energy for the whole day and will help strengthen immunity.
Regular consumption of tea with ginger improves microcirculation of the body, which reduces the likelihood of cardiovascular problems. Ginger with lemon and honey prevents the accumulation of fat in blood vessels and arteries, is the prevention of heart attacks and strokes.
For the female body, drinking ginger will help relieve cramping that occurs during the menstrual cycle. By the way, for these purposes, you can make compresses on the abdomen from a decoction of ginger root. For a compress, take the skin of the root, brew it with boiling water and insist 30 minutes under the lid.
Some people consider ginger tea an aphrodisiac, which enhances attraction, has a beneficial effect on men's health. Scientific studies prove the effectiveness of ginger to increase sperm count and enhance erectile function.
Ginger tea for children
Children can not only drink ginger with lemon and honey, but also need to. This is an excellent source of vitamins, an effective and natural remedy for cough, colds, infections, which helps to strengthen the child's immunity. The only negative of such a drink is that it should not be given to children under three years of age. In all other respects, there is no equal among all known medicines for colds. If the child is sick, the drink should be given to him within 3 weeks, 100 ml daily.
There is another important property that a healing drink possesses. Ginger and lemon well reduce nausea in a child, soothe the gastrointestinal tract. If the child begins vomiting, he should give him ginger tea in a teaspoon every 5 minutes to prevent dehydration. As soon as vomiting stops, tea should be drunk in 100 ml every hour and a half. If you are planning a trip with your child, you can make tea in a thermos or take it with you. It will be an excellent remedy for motion sickness in vehicles.
Useful properties of the components of the drink
Ginger root is known as a remedy for nausea, motion sickness, colds, as well as indigestion, gastrointestinal problems and other diseases. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory drug, helps with headaches and toothaches, coughs, bronchitis. Ginger with lemon is used for immunity, normalizing blood pressure and lowering blood cholesterol. The root is also effective against the human respiratory syncytial virus.
Lemon in the drink is a powerful antiseptic, helps digestion, is an excellent source of calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, bioflavonoids. The addition of honey to the tea gives it antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral properties. In addition, it is a wonderful antioxidant, an antitumor agent.
Thus, a lemon with ginger for colds is both a tasty treat and a medicine.
Other properties of ginger tea
Ginger may have other uses. Very often it is used as a seasoning for meat, fish dishes in cooking, it is used to make sauces, cocktails, called “smoothies”. Kefir-ginger cocktails and ginger teas are used for weight loss, because the root has a powerful fat-burning effect and enhances metabolic processes in the body. In addition, it is this drink that best helps to combat stress. Ginger with lemon is used in cosmetology. If you mix the pulp of a lemon and a piece of peeled root in a blender, and then add a little olive oil to the resulting slurry, you will get a wonderful tonic facial mask.
They use a wonderful root both for strengthening and growth of hair, as well as against hair loss. The root should be grated or use an electric blender to facilitate work, then squeeze the juice and rub it into the scalp. Such simple procedures relieve the increased greasiness of the scalp, activate the "sleeping" hair follicles, give the hair shine and a well-groomed appearance.
How to make a drink
Ginger with lemon for immunity can be prepared in two ways. The first method is suitable for those who want to make fresh tea every time. First, peel a small piece of ginger root. Then it is cut into thin slices or small cubes. A teaspoon of crushed mass is poured with hot water, lemon slices and honey are added to taste.
The second cooking method is more practical. Harvesting can be done in advance, and then simply pour the right amount of the mixture with boiling water. Ginger root is cleaned and ground: you can cut into slices, or you can grate or grind in a blender. Wash the lemon and also cut into thin slices. Lay in a jar in layers, constantly alternating layers of ginger with layers of lemon. After that, pour everything with liquid honey, cover with a nylon cover and store in the refrigerator. To get tea from the prepared mixture, it is enough to put the desired amount into a cup and pour boiling water over it.
How to make jam
Ginger jam with lemon is not just a medicinal treat, it can be added to butter baking. By the way, this medicine can also be given to small children, only in very small quantities, so as not to cause allergies in the child.
To make jam you will need:
- ginger root - 200 grams;
- lemon - 1 piece;
- sugar - 400 grams.
The proportions for the preparation are given per 1 liter jar of goodies.
Ginger is peeled and cut into thin slices. Wash the lemon thoroughly and also cut into thin slices. They put everything in a bowl and fill it with sugar. When the fruits give juice, the contents of the dishes are mixed and cooked over low heat, constantly stirring the jam. In the process of cooking, ginger softens. As soon as the jam begins to boil strongly, it is set aside from the fire and poured into jars.
It is known that ginger is a specific product, therefore it is extremely important to consult a dietitian before using it in the form of jam, tea or seasoning. Ginger is contraindicated in people with digestive problems, low blood sugar, and high acidity. Caution should be taken in any form of ginger to people suffering from insomnia, hypotension, as well as pregnant and lactating women.