By Teresa Cutter
In Natural Medicine, ginger is used as a potent detoxifying and antiviral herb that helps the body get rid of toxins, stimulate circulation and boost your immune system. It’s regarded as a natural antibiotic for the body and helps to reduce congestion and mucous production. Lemon is great mixed with the tea as it adds a lovely freshness and helps with the detoxification process. Turmeric is a natural antiviral with potent anti anti-inflammatory properties. High in cur cumin a powerful antioxidant – just a little fresh grated turmeric is all you need. Forget the tea bags, use the real deal and make this wonderful lemon and gingersnap tea yourself from scratch. I brew up a large tea pot and allow the flavours to infuse for at least 5 minutes, then sip slowly and allow the natural properties to infuse into my body.
What’s great about it:
Each of the ingredients have unique, natural medicinal qualities and when they are combined, they create a soothing tea that can relieve digestive symptoms, support detoxification and boost the immune system.
1 tablespoon fresh ginger finely grated
Juice from ½ lemon
1/2 teaspoon of fresh turmeric finely grated
4 cups fresh boiled filtered water
Combine the lemon juice, ginger, turmeric into a large tea pot.
Pour over freshly boiled filtered water.
Steep for 3 – 5 minutes.
Sip slowly and feel the healing benefits infuse into your body.
Sweeten to taste if desired with your choice of Manuka honey or stevia.
NOTES AND INSPIRATION:
Add a pinch of cayenne pepper or fresh garlic to increase detoxifying and anti-viral effects.