Friday, August 1, 2014

HERBAL MEDICINE: Honey Ginger Lemon Tea

This tea can be drunk cold or hot as a general wellness tea, or sipped hot for cold, flu, and upper respiratory ailments.


INGREDIENTS:

1 c. Boiling Water
1 Tea Bag (black or green tea)
1/8" Slice Fresh Ginger
1/2 tsp. Raw Honey
1/2 tsp. Lemon Juice

Combine ingredients in a coffee mug, cover, and steep for 10-15 minutes.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES:

GINGER: Anti-inflammatory, anti-nausea, antioxidant, immune-boosting, decongestant. It's anti-inflammatory properties soothe a sore throat. Proteolytic enzymes contained in ginger stimulate circulation, and aid in joint and cartilage repair. Can aid in soothing an upset stomach, including motion and sea sickness!

RAW HONEY: Anti-bacterial, antimicrobial, antioxidant, immune-boosting. Honey contains antioxidants, proteins, minerals and other compounds to strengthen the immune system. Anti-bacterial properties fight off organisms that cause respiratory infections, while antimicrobial actions soothe a sore throat. Natural sugars contained in honey help boost energy levels. Heals cuts and burns when applied topically, too!

LEMON: Anti-bacterial, antiviral, immune-boosting. Lemons contain calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, limonene and other substances that strengthen the immune system and fight infection. It's also a mild laxative and digestive aid.

***All information is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.***

***Honey should never be given to babies less than 1 year old per National Honey Board. They haven't developed a tolerance for a particular strain of bacteria called "Clostridium botulinum".***