Ginger, Lemon, and Honey
Ginger, lemon, and honey tea are commonly 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 the cornerstone of health. Without it, the entire bodily system cannot function properly. Thus, spices and warm foods are commonly used in this ancient medical system of India.
Ginger naturally warms the body, supporting circulation and lowering high blood pressure. This spicy 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. Ginger may also help alleviate muscle pain after intense workouts when consumed before exercise. Ginger can help 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 essential for cleansing and detoxing.
Ayurveda suggests using honey to support lung disorders (cough, asthma, etc.), skin problems, and even the voice. Honey contains many antioxidants, which help remove free radicals from the body. (The presence of free radicals has been linked to several chronic health issues.) Honey also contains trace minerals and vitamins like calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous, and zinc.
ImmuneSchein's Classic Ginger Elixir contains three powerful ingredients—organic lemon juice, ginger root, and wildflower honey. With our ImmuneSchein Ginger Elixirs, we’ve chopped, sliced, and prepared for you. So all you have to do is add the elixir into hot water for tea, cold water for lemonade, sparkling water for a ginger ale, or even add 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 potent drink is sure to kick-start your day.