Lemon, Ginger & Honey: The History and Uses

Lemon, Ginger & Honey: The History and Uses

Ginger, Lemon, and Honey

Ginger, lemon, and honey tea has commonly been used to handle colds and sinus infections. All of these ingredients contain powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Lemon juice provides powerful digestive enzymes while ginger stimulates digestion. Honey has a natural scraping effect on the intestines (clearing away toxic build-up).

In Ayurveda, the digestive fire is considered to be the cornerstone of health. Without it, the entire bodily system cannot function properly. Thus, the use of spices and warm foods is commonly used in this ancient medical system of India.

Ginger naturally warms the body, supporting circulation and lowering high blood pressure. This pungent root has been used for thousands of years to treat ailments such as colds, migraines, nausea, arthritis, and hypertension. It has also been known to be helpful in relieving indigestion & constipation and improving blood circulation & nutrient absorption.

Studies have shown that ginger improves overall cardiovascular and gastrointestinal health. When consumed before exercise, ginger may also help alleviate muscle pain that arises after intense workouts. Ginger can be useful dealing with motion sickness, morning sickness, colic, upset stomach, gas, bloating, and heartburn.

Lemon is a secretagogue—a substance that promotes secretion—which encourages the liquidation of mucus. Lemon is a powerful source of antioxidants and nutrients. The sour taste stimulates the digestive fire which is important for cleansing and detoxing.

Ayurveda suggests using honey to support lung disorders (cough, asthma, etc.), skin problems, and even the voice. Honey contains a large amount of antioxidants which are helpful in removing free radicals from the body. (The presence of free radicals has been linked to a number of chronic health issues.) Honey also contains a number of trace minerals and vitamins like calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous, and zinc.

ImmuneSchein's Classic Ginger Elixir contains just these three powerful ingredients—organic lemon juice, organic ginger root, and wildflower honey. With our ImmuneSchein Ginger Elixirs, we’ve done the chopping, slicing, cutting, and preparation for you—so all you have to do is add the elixir into hot water for a tea, cold water for a lemonade, sparkling water for a ginger ale, or even add with apple cider vinegar to create your own fire cider, which we refer to as Fire Schein (recipe link). The flexibility of our elixirs allows you to create many different recipes for drinks, cocktails, mocktails, cooking, baking, and more. With digestion-enhancing ginger, detoxifying lemon, and weight-loss promoting honey, this powerful drink is sure to kick start your day.

 

Sources

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3665023/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4369959/

http://www.purushaayurveda.com/articles/2017/2/28/8-ayurvedic-uses-for-honey

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324997.php#antioxidants


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