Ginger Root Tea: The Simplest & Tastiest Immune Boosting Tea
Now more than ever we need to prioritize our immune system health! The immune system is responsible for protecting our bodies against disease or other potentially damaging foreign bodies. It contains thousands of “warrior cells” that help us fight off infections, diseases, and help us recover after an injury. Since the immune system is our body’s own version of “a military,” why not protect it, right? A simple and easy way to strengthen your immune system is to consume foods and herbs that contain nutrients to help out our warrior cells. Examples of some are ginger, lemon, cinnamon, and honey which work great when mixed together to create the ultimate immune-boosting cup of tea!
- 50 g of raw ginger root
- 1 large lemon
- 1 ½ – 2 cups of water
- 1-2 tablespoons of raw honey
- 1 stalk of cinnamon (or 1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder)
- Boil 1 ½- 2 cups of water in a pot for about 3-5 minutes.
- Peel and slice the ginger root into 2 inch slices.
- Squeeze the lemon juice and set it aside. Then chop the leftover portion of the lemon into halves.
- Add the sliced ginger, cinnamon stalk, and lemon halves to the boiling water. Allow it boil for 15 more minutes.
- Remove it from the heat and add the lemon juice and honey to taste.
- Enjoy your fresh cup of tea.
|Benefits of Ginger Root:
Helps with muscle pains, inflammation, PMS, respiratory infection, boosts the immune system, helps with blood circulation, relieve migraines and more.
|Benefits of Lemon:
High in antioxidants, detoxifies the body, lowers blood pressure, rich in Vitamin C, aids in digestion and constipation, relieves fever and colds, assists the nervous system, may improve sleep quality.
|Benefits of Cinnamon:
Helps boost the immune system, reduces inflammation, aids in digestion, rich in antioxidants, helps lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels, may help boost brain function.
|Benefits of Honey:
Energy booster, boosts the immune system, soothes sore throats, anti fungal, sleep aid, good source of antioxidants, it’s also a natural cough suppressant, may lower cholesterol levels, aids growth of beneficial bacteria in the body.