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Homemade Ginger Tea-Tonic

Thursday, February 16, 2017

If you want to bring your health to the next level, try the drink recipe below as a pre-breakfast cleansing ritual. It contains powerful healing spices that are great for the body’s internal systems and organs.


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Drink it cold or hot. During Winter through Spring. I’ll use it as a tea/tonic first thing in the morning. It's super good for the body!

Did you know that ginger has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for many ailments?

Here are a few of the many benefits that are attributed to ginger’s medicinal properties:

  • Reduces Pain and Inflammation. Numerous studies have shown that ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and is a powerful, natural painkiller.
  • Relieves Heartburn. Ginger has long been used as a natural heartburn remedy. It’s most often taken in the form of tea for this purpose.
  • Helps Prevent and Treat Colds and Flu. Ginger has long been recognized as a natural treatment for colds and the flu.
  • Helps Treat Motion Sickness. Ginger is known to be an effective remedy for the nausea associated with motion sickness.
  • Many people also find ginger helpful in cases of stomach flu or food poisoning, which is not surprising given the positive effects ginger has on the digestive tract.


Homemade Ginger Tea/Tonic Recipe

You’ll love the zest and warmth of this powerful cleansing recipe. Lemon juice and cayenne pepper both have antifungal and immune-boosting properties. Plus, lemon juice is great for your digestion, for destroying bacteria, and for cleansing the system. Its detoxifying properties help the liver and kidneys to eliminate toxins.

1 cup fresh organic ginger root, minced
3 ½ quarts water
3 lemons, squeezed
1 to 2 pinches cayenne pepper
  Pinch of Himalayan rock salt
Stevia or unpasteurized honey to taste
Rinse and scrape the ginger root, then mince it (I use a food processor).
Add the minced ginger to 3 ½ quarts water. Bring to a boil and then simmer for at least an hour (I find that simmering for 2 hours makes it taste even better).
Let the liquid cool.

Add the juice of the lemons, cayenne pepper and Himalayan rock salt. Strain into jars for refrigeration.

This is actually a concentrate that you will dilute when you serve it.

To Serve:
Use ⅓ to ½ cup ginger tea concentrate to 1 cup water. If you're going to drink this as hot tea, warm it on the stove before adding a sweetener.

If you're going to drink it at room temperature, just add a sweetener and then enjoy it.


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