This is the prefect natural remedy to help soothe achy muscles from a cold or flu or just to enjoy a warming cup of tea during the cold winter months.
- Honey & or Lemon
Shave the skin from a fresh piece of ginger
Cut off about 2 inches, then slice it up
Boil 2 cups of water and add the ginger
Let simmer for about 20 minutes
Pour into mug and serve
* Add a tsp of honey to sweeten and lemon juice to add extra vitamin C
Ginger health benefits
1. Helps soothes digestive stomach upsets (nausea, vomiting even during pregnancy)
2. Helps with aching muscles and bones (osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis)
3. Studies have found ginger to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer & ovarian cancer
4. Boost immune system helping you to fight off contagious colds or flu
Now that you are drinking eight glasses of water a day you can increase your health benefits by adding some lemon to your water. Lemons are astringent in nature as well as detoxifying to the body that also create a more alkaline environment. Lemons have antiseptic properties that can help kill bacteria inside the body as well useful in killing bacteria in our external environment.
Ways to use lemon
Add a slice of lemon to your water. It adds flavour and is a quick fix for those who find water too plain.
It’s refreshing smell can help wake you up in the morning and have a calming effect on you if you are feeling stressed.
Drinking lemon water will aid digestion. It can help relieve symptoms of indigestion, such as heartburn, bloating, gas and cramping. Drinking 1/2 lemon juice in water regularly will aid in the cleansing of the bowels, which helps eliminate constipation and diarrhea. A teaspoon of lemon juice in half a glass of water helps relieve heartburn
Adding the juice of a whole lemon in water can be used as a mild detox for the liver by assisting the liver in the removal of toxins from the body.
Lemons are rich in vitamin C it can help prevent colds and infection
House hold cleaner- use lemon to replace toxic bleach! Ideal for tea or coffee mug stains. Add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice for each mug fill with water and let it sit overnight.
Great for skincare and hair. Give your facial cleansers a boost by adding lemon oil, useful in treating pimples and some skin disorders because it kills bacteria. Add a few drops of lemon oil to shampoo to make your hair shine.