Ginger and lemon herbal tea is a popular drink because of its many health benefits. This drink has been used in traditional medicine for centuries, and modern studies have shown that it can help improve digestion, the immune system, and even metabolism.
Benefits for digestion
Ginger and lemon herbal tea is an effective natural remedy for digestive problems such as nausea, vomiting and stomach pain. Ginger contains compounds such as gingerol and shogaol that help reduce inflammation and calm the gastrointestinal tract. In addition, ginger can stimulate bile production and increase intestinal motility, thus helping to prevent constipation.
Lemon, on the other hand, contains citric acid, which stimulates the production of digestive enzymes. In addition, the vitamin C found in lemon can improve the health of the immune system and reduce inflammation. Lemon is also a natural diuretic, which can help get rid of toxins and waste substances through urine.
Benefits for the immune system
Ginger and lemon herbal tea can help boost the immune system because of the antibacterial and antioxidant properties found in both ingredients.
Ginger contains gingerol and shogaol, two compounds with antimicrobial properties that can help fight bacterial infections. In addition, ginger contains antioxidants such as gingerols and paradoxins, which help prevent cellular damage caused by free radicals.
Lemon, on the other hand, is rich in vitamin C, an antioxidant that can help protect cells from free radical damage. Vitamin C can also help improve the health of the immune system by increasing the production of infection-fighting white blood cells.
Benefits for weight loss
Ginger and lemon herbal tea can also help you lose weight due to the slimming properties of both ingredients.
Ginger can help reduce appetite and increase feelings of satiety. In addition, ginger can help reduce inflammation and improve metabolic health by increasing the body’s ability to burn calories and fat.
Lemon, on the other hand, contains pectin, a soluble fiber that can help reduce appetite and slow the absorption of carbohydrates. In addition, lemon contains citric acid, which can help increase metabolism and burn fat.
How to prepare a perfect herbal tea
But how do we prepare a perfect herbal tea capable of perfectly manetnere all the organoleptic properties and aromas of the herbal tea we have chosen? Let’s find out together!
How to prepare our herbal tea with hot water
To prepare herbal tea with hot extraction, follow these simple steps:
- Fill the infuser with our herbal tea;
- Insert the infuser inside the herbal tea pot or mug of your choice;
- Boil water in a kettle or saucepan;
- Pour the boiling water into the container where you placed your infuser;
- Now cover with a lid or cloth and wait about ten minutes;
- remove the infuser, let it cool slightly and consume the resulting drink.
How to best store a hot extracted herbal tea
We must keep in mind that herbal teas that are hot extracted must be consumed immediately after extraction, because as they cool, an oxidation process is triggered that will result in the loss of many of the organoleptic properties and aromas that are contained in these teas.
One of the best methods o to best preserve all the properties of our hot extracted herbal tea is undoubtedly the thermos.
If you do not have a thermos flask, you can also use an herbal tea pot equipped with a warmer.
How to prepare cold herbal tea
When the warm weather arrives, no one forbids us to enjoy a fresh herbal tea, partly because let’s face it, in addition to the fresh scent it also has thirst-quenching properties and is definitely healthier than many sugary industrial sodas.
To go about making a cold extracted herbal tea, we must use the Cold Brew method, follow these simple steps:
- Fill the infuser with your chosen herbal tea;
- Fill a pitcher or bottle with cold or room temperature water;
- Introduce the infuser into the pitcher or bottle and cover it with a cloth or lid;
- Let the mixture rest in the refrigerator for three to six hours;
- remove the infuser and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
The herbal tea will keep in the refrigerator for up to seven days and will retain all its beneficial and taste properties of the ingredients you have used.