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 nutrients. From it, prepare a miracle drink, which is added mint, honey or lemon, as they can slightly mask the bitter taste of ginger root. Ginger with lemon and honey is an excellent remedy for various diseases, but to prepare this drink, it is important to know how to do it correctly, because the components of medicinal tea can have some contraindications.
Ginger tea for adults
To ensure that ginger tea does not lose its useful properties, each time you should prepare a fresh drink. Before you can cook ginger with lemon, you can make the components and store them in the refrigerator. This will save time on the preparation of medicinal tea. In addition, the jam from ginger with lemon prepared in this way can be eaten in the morning on an empty stomach by a teaspoonful. It will give strength and vivacity for the whole day and will strengthen immunity.
Regular use of tea with ginger improves microcirculation of blood throughout the body, which reduces the likelihood of cardiovascular problems. Ginger with lemon and honey prevents the accumulation of fat in the vessels and arteries, is the prevention of heart attacks and strokes.
For a female body, drinking ginger will help relieve spasms that occur during the menstrual cycle. By the way, for these purposes, you can make compresses on the stomach area from the broth of the root of ginger. For the compress, take the root of the root, boil 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 the state of male health. Scientific research proves the effectiveness of ginger for increasing the number of spermatozoa and enhancing erectile function.
Ginger tea for children
Children can drink ginger with lemon and honey not only possible, but also necessary. It is an excellent source of vitamins, an effective and natural remedy for cough, colds, infections, which helps to strengthen the immunity of the child. The only disadvantage of this drink is that it can 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 falls ill, drink should be given to him for 3 weeks, daily for 100 ml.
There is another important property that has a healing drink. Ginger and lemon well reduce the nausea in a child, soothe the gastrointestinal tract. If the child has started vomiting, give him ginger tea on a teaspoon every 5 minutes to prevent dehydration. As soon as vomiting stops, tea should be drunk to 100 ml every hour and a half. If you are planning a trip with a child, you can make tea in a thermos or take with you. It will be an excellent remedy for motion sickness in transport.
Useful properties of the beverage components
The root of ginger is known as a remedy for nausea, motion sickness, colds, as well as from intestinal distress, gastrointestinal problems and other diseases. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory drug, helps with headache and toothache, coughing, bronchitis. Ginger with lemon is used for immunity, normalization of blood pressure and lowering of cholesterol level in the blood. Also, the root is effective against the human respiratory syncytial virus.
Lemon in the beverage is a powerful antiseptic, it helps digestion, it is an excellent source of calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, bioflavonoids. Adding 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 a cold is both a delicious treat and a medicine.
Other properties of ginger tea
Ginger may have other uses. Very often it is used as a seasoning for meat and fish dishes in cooking, it is used for making sauces, cocktails called "smoothies". Kefir-ginger cocktails and ginger teas are used for weight loss, since the root has a powerful fat burning effect and enhances metabolic processes in the body. In addition, it is this drink that helps to deal with stress best. Ginger with lemon is used in cosmetology. If you mix a lemon pulp 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 toning facial mask.
They use a wonderful root for strengthening and growth of hair, as well as against their loss. The root should be grated or use an electric blender to facilitate the work, then squeeze the juice and rub it into the scalp. Such simple procedures relieve of increased greasiness of the scalp, activate the "sleeping" hair follicles, give the hair a shine and a well-groomed appearance.
How to prepare a drink
Ginger with lemon for immunity can be prepared in two ways. The first method is suitable for those who wish to prepare fresh tea every time. First, you need to peel a small piece of ginger root from the skin. Then it is cut into thin slices or small cubes. A teaspoon of the ground mass is poured hot water, add lemon slices and honey to taste.
The second way of cooking is more practical. The workpiece can be made in advance, and then simply pour the necessary amount of the mixture with boiling water. Ginger root is cleaned and crushed: you can cut into slices, and you can grate or grind in a blender. Lemon wash and cut into thin slices. Lay in a jar with layers, constantly alternating layers of ginger with layers of lemon. After this, pour all the liquid honey, cover with a kapron cap and store in the refrigerator. To get tea from the prepared mixture, it is enough to put the necessary amount in the cup and pour it with boiling water.
How to prepare jam
Jam from ginger with lemon is not just a medicinal treat, it can be added to baked pastries. By the way, such a medicine can be given to small children, only in very small quantities, so as not to cause allergies in the child.
To prepare the jam you need:
- ginger root - 200 grams;
- a lemon - 1 piece;
- sugar - 400 grams.
The proportions for cooking are based on a 1-liter jar of treats.
Ginger is cleaned and cut into thin slices. The lemon is thoroughly washed and also cut into thin slices. All put in a bowl and covered with sugar. When the fruit is given juice, the contents of the dishes are stirred and cooked on a slow fire, constantly stirring the jam. In the process of cooking, ginger softens. As soon as the jam begins to boil, it is set free from fire and poured into cans.
It is known that ginger is a specific product, therefore it is extremely important to consult a dietitian before starting to use it as a jam, tea or condiment. Ginger is contraindicated in people who have problems with digestion, low blood sugar, increased acidity. Caution should be taken ginger in any form of people suffering from insomnia, hypotension, as well as pregnant and lactating women.