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Ginger, Lemon & Honey Tea

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Ginger, Lemon & Honey Tea Ayurveda Recipe
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Experiences:
Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary.
Stimulates-energy, Cardiac-stimulant, Soothes-throat, Quenches-thirst, Diaphoretic
Meal: Breakfast, Drink
Occasion: On-the-mend, Cleanse
Preparation: Boiled, Tea
Style: Ayurvedic
Effect: Alkalizing, Sattvic, Prana

Servings: 1
Prep Time: 0 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Pharmacological Effects
About Pharmacological Effects
The list of actions below have not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
DigestiveDetoxicantCarminative
DecongestantSialogogueStomachic
VasodilatorExpectorantGalactagogue
General-LaxativeVulneraryAntiemetic
AntiarthriticAntispasmodicBurns-Toxins
Anti-InflammatoryAntitussiveStool-Softener
StypticTonicAlterative
AppetizerPromotes-VirilityAntimicrobial
Muscle-TonicFlushes-MembranesHypolipidemic
Cholagogue
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ayurvedic perspective

Ginger, lemon, and honey tea is a remedy for colds and sinus infection. Lemon, like all sours, is a secretagogue which encourages liquidation of mucus and a protective coating of fluids on an otherwise irritated lung and throat. Honey aids expectoration. Ginger, like many pungents, opens up circulation and the breath. Add a pinch of black pepper and salt to make it stronger.
Weights & measures

ingredients

1/4 inchGinger (Fresh)Vata pacifyingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying
1 tspHoneyVata aggravatingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
1/4 wholeLemonVata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying

preparation

Crush ginger with mortar and pestle. Add boiling water to mortar and pour into a tea cup. Add remaining ingredients and drink.

About the Author

John Immel is the founder of Joyful Belly, helping people confidently choose food that restores their healthy glow through wisdom, personal growth and balance. John's approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, as if it were second nature. His articles, books, and Balance Your Ayurvedic Diet in a Week eCourse provides tools for gracefully healing your mind and body. John also directs Joyful Belly's Master of Ayurvedic Digestion & Nutrition 500 hour certification program, where practitioners learn advanced clinical skills for digestive tract pathology & Ayurvedic nutrition. He recently published Explore Your Hunger: A Guide to Hunger, Appetite & Food.

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should i wait until the tea is room temp before adding the honey? does heat destroy the healthful properties and/or create toxins? is there a difference between heating raw honey vs. non-raw honey?

- dhyana, Thorndike, ME, 01-02-12 (Reply)
Crushing the ginger makes all the difference!
- megan, NS, 05-19-13 (Reply)
Instead of black pepper, I use tumeric or red pepper flakes.
- Lucart Lucart, Springfield, OR, 08-17-13 (Reply)
wait until the water is warm before adding honey.
- Jasmine Golban, Beverly hills, CA, 02-26-15 (Reply)
I love the fresh ginger and it makes me feel invigorated. Have always heard you should drink hot water with lemon juice first thing in the morning but I wasn't crazy about the taste...now I get it through my ginger/lemon/honey tea! Thanks for the great recipe!
- Deborah, 05-15-15 (Reply)

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