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Benefits of Lemon Ginger Tea
Lemon ginger tea is a popular herbal infusion of lemon and ginger that provides many health benefits. This tea is usually created by seeping a bag of ginger tea into a mixture of hot water and lukewarm lemon juice.
Ginger teas are made from ginger root. Originally, ginger tea was used as an herbal medicine in Asian countries.1 Today, there are many different versions of lemon herbal tea blends that mix lemons and ginger. Some blends come premade while others require you to use your own ginger tea and lemon juice.
Here are some health benefits of lemon ginger tea!
One health benefit of lemon ginger tea is it might help ease the nausea from sickness. Studies have found that ginger tea is associated with alleviating nausea and vomiting, including in cases of pregnancy and chemotherapy.2 The lemons in lemon ginger tea contain citric acid, which can help kill bacteria and protect the body against motion sickness.3
Another benefit of drinking lemon ginger tea is that it can help the body reduce its stress levels. There are 14 bioactive components in ginger that have been linked to reducing the body’s oxidative stress, which is caused by anxiety and can damage the body by causing disease.4 Additionally, ginger tea has been linked to helping the body produce higher levels of serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter that helps you feel happiness and optimism.5
Lemon ginger tea has been found to aid in weight loss. Tea is low in calories and can be used as an alternative beverage to coffee or soda. Studies have also found that ginger can boost your body’s metabolism and reduce your appetite.6
Fighting off infections such as colds and flus is important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Ginger is known to be anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative, which can protect your body against diseases and cancer.7 If you make your tea with lemon juice, the vitamin C in the lemon juice can help protect the body against free radicals, which can lead to heart disease and cancer.8
Lemon ginger tea might be a way to naturally relieve cramps, muscle soreness, and arthritis pain. One study found that those who had both raw and heated ginger recovered from muscle soreness better than those who received the placebo.9 Another study found that ginger was just as effective as ibuprofen to relieve cramps from menstrual cycles.10
Enjoy the Health Benefits of Lemon Ginger Tea!
Adding lemon ginger tea to your diet can be a great way to start living healthier. Try making a cup of lemon ginger tea today!
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- “Ginger Tea.” Wikipedia. 24 August 2023. Accessed 19 September 2023. Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ginger_tea
- Lete, Iñaki, and José Allué. “The Effectiveness of Ginger in the Prevention of Nausea and Vomiting during Pregnancy and Chemotherapy.” Integrative medicine insights vol. 11 11-7. 31 Mar. 2016, doi:10.4137/IMI.S36273. Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4818021/#:~:text=Ginger%20is%20an%20ancient%20herb,and%20vomiting%20and%20is%20safe
- “Top 6 Teas For Nausea and Upset Stomach.” Vahdam. 16 November 2022. Accessed 19 September 2023. Link: https://www.vahdam.com/blogs/recipes/top-6-teas-to-alleviate-nausea-and-stomach-ailments
- Mao, Qian-Qian et al. “Bioactive Compounds and Bioactivities of Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe).” Foods (Basel, Switzerland) vol. 8,6 185. 30 May. 2019, doi:10.3390/foods8060185. Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6616534/
- “Explore 4 health benefits of ginger—Plus try a new recipe!” Humana. Accessed 19 September 2023. Link: https://www.humana.com/health-and-well-being/health-benefits-of-ginger
- MacMillan, Amanda. “How Ginger Fights Body Fat.” Accessed 19 September 2023. Link: https://time.com/collection/guide-to-weight-loss/4787027/ginger-body-fat-obesity/
- Mashhadi, Nafiseh Shokri et al. “Anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory effects of ginger in health and physical activity: review of current evidence.” International journal of preventive medicine vol. 4,Suppl 1 (2013): S36-42. Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3665023/
- “6 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Lemon Juice.” Saber Healthcare Group. 29 August 2021. Accessed 19 September 2023. Link: https://www.saberhealth.com/news/blog/lemon-juice-health-benefits
- Black CD, Herring MP, Hurley DJ, O'Connor PJ. Ginger (Zingiber officinale) reduces muscle pain caused by eccentric exercise. J Pain. 2010 Sep;11(9):894-903. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2009.12.013. Epub 2010 Apr 24. PMID: 20418184. Link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20418184/
- Ozgoli G, Goli M, Moattar F. Comparison of effects of ginger, mefenamic acid, and ibuprofen on pain in women with primary dysmenorrhea. J Altern Complement Med. 2009 Feb;15(2):129-32. doi: 10.1089/acm.2008.0311. PMID: 19216660. Link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19216660/