Ginger Lemon Tea with honey sweetener is a homemade tonic to relieve from cold, cough and flu symptoms. Ginger tea is traditionally given to feeding moms to improve lactation. Pregnant ladies prefer this to cope up with the symptoms of morning sickness.
It also lowers heartburn and indigestion. It soothes pain and is recommended for ladies during their menstrual cycles. It relaxes the body and boosts the immune system. This tea is best suited for travel. Take a cup before travel to avoid motion sickness and take a cup after travel to get rid of body pain.
It is always a debate if pregnant ladies can eat ginger or not ?! Experts advice that minimal consumption of fresh ginger is safe during pregnancy and indeed relieves from vomiting and nausea. If you are pregnant, use only half of the ginger used in this recipe to make tea. Drink once in morning whenever morning sickness demands. Remember that ginger lowers blood sugar levels. If you are having GDM(Gestational Diabetes) and if you are taking any medicines or injections to control blood sugar, pls avoid ginger. If you have GDM and are just controlling with food limitations, then you shall opt for this tea with your doctor’s advice.
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Ginger Lemon Tea Recipe – Ingredients
Ginger – 1/2 inch
Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
Honey – 1 tsp
Palm Jaggery(Panang kalkandu) – 1 tsp
Water – 1 cup
1.Peel the skin of ginger and cut into small pieces. In a pan, add 1 cup of water and cut ginger pieces.2.Add a teaspoon of palm jaggery and let it boil for 5 mins.3.Switch off the stove and do not disturb it for 5 more mins. After 5 mins, filter to remove ginger pieces and palm jaggery impurities.4.Add just a tbsp of lemon juice. Add a teaspoon of honey and mix well. Every sip heals your ailments ! Feel Relaxed…
- Palm jaggery is optional, but do include it if you take this tea for cold. It adds additional sweetness too which is required for this tea.
- If you are taking this drink for dry cough or morning sickness , do add few leaves of Mint/Pudhina when boiling ginger.
- Increase honey if you want it to be more sweeter.
- Do not add more lemon juice as it might be bitter.
Lemon – Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, Dietary fiber & Vitamin C
Ginger – Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamin C and anti-oxidants
Honey – Protein, Vitamins B&C, Folates, Iron, Zinc, Selenium and other minerals