Ginger Infusion with Lemon: Properties and Benefits

Ginger and lemon have properties that make them one of the most used ingredients to relieve flu symptoms and improve digestion. Learn more about their benefits.
Ginger Infusion with Lemon: Properties and Benefits
Leonardo Biolatto

Reviewed and approved by the doctor Leonardo Biolatto.

Last update: 24 February, 2023

Preparing a ginger infusion with lemon is a healthy way to consume a homemade tea. Ginger is the root of a plant belonging to the Zingiberaceae family, known not only for its particular aroma and the spicy flavor it brings to food, but also for the properties and benefits it brings to health in general.

In combination with lemon, this drink could top the list of home remedies to relieve indigestion and strengthen the immune system. Below, we’ll tell you more about the benefits of this infusion.

What are the benefits of lemon?

Lemon is a very versatile fruit when it comes to cooking, as it goes well with many dishes. In addition to serving as a dressing and for cooking certain foods, this citrus fruit has several health benefits. First of all, it contains vitamin C, which is essential to protect the body from free radicals.

In addition, according to a publication by the National Institute of Health, this vitamin improves the absorption of iron from certain plant-based foods and contributes to the proper functioning of the immune system. This makes it ideal for protecting the body.

On the other hand, a review published in Chemistry Central Journal points out that citrus fruits have anti-inflammatory properties, which is important to help mitigate the symptoms of chronic inflammatory diseases.

Ginger infusion with lemon.
The properties of lemon lie in its composition rich in vitamin C.

And ginger, what does it give us?

Ginger is one of the most popular spices in the world, not only for the flavor it brings to food, but also for its nutritional value. It has been used for years to improve digestion and relieve symptoms of the flu and the common cold.

In addition to this, an article published in Integrative Medicine Insights points out that the consumption of this root is an effective and natural way to treat nausea and vomiting. In fact, many pregnant women resort to its benefits to improve this condition.

Also, as stated in a study conducted on 4628 people in the journal Nutrition, daily consumption of ginger could have positive effects when it comes to preventing cardiovascular risk. It can reduce the incidence of arterial hypertension and coronary diseases.

Ginger infusion with lemon: how to prepare it?

One of the best ways to combine the benefits of lemon and ginger is to prepare an infusion. This drink is very popular when it comes to obtaining all the properties of plants, herbs, flowers, and fruits. In addition, its preparation is very simple.

Ingredients

  • 1 piece of ginger root, of approximately 2 centimeters (nearly an inch), without skin
  • 1 cup of water (200 ml)
  • The juice of half a lemon
  • Honey (to taste)

Preparation

  • Cut the ginger in slices. If you prefer, you can also grate it to further enhance the drink.
  • Next, heat water in a small saucepan and add the ginger and lemon juice.
  • When the water is hot, before it reaches boiling point, turn it off and let it steep for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Strain and serve hot with a slice of lemon. If desired, sweeten with honey.
  • This drink can be taken up to 3 times a day.

When to take ginger infusion with lemon?

Although any time is a good time to enjoy a hot drink full of properties and health benefits, there are some recommended situations if you’re looking to relieve symptoms or receive extra energy.

For example, to accelerate metabolism and contribute to fat loss, the ideal thing would be to take it in the morning. In addition, before meals it contributes to the subsequent digestion process.

If taken after eating, it prevents the accumulation of gases. Finally, if you want to get a good night’s sleep, drink it at night before going to sleep.

Lemon infusion.
You can enjoy ginger and lemon tea at any time of the day, but each time brings different benefits.

Possible adverse effects of ginger infusion with lemon

Although its consumption is considered safe in normal amounts – as we mentioned – the excessive use of ginger could worsen gastric reflux in some people. In addition, it causes irritation in the mouth and throat when you have too much of it.

So, you should be careful not to take too much of it. Remember that this drink isn’t a miracle remedy, as it only serves as an adjuvant and support in addressing mild health conditions. If you have questions about its consumption, it’s best to consult your doctor.

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