What is lemon ginger tea good for?

Updated July 18, 2017

For centuries, ginger has been regarded as a powerful medicinal herb, both for its own healing properties and for its ability to enhance the benefits of other herbs. Lemon adds a complementary flavour to ginger, making lemon ginger tea a spicy and invigorating drink that can boost energy without the use of caffeine. Lemon ginger tea is also helpful in treating colds, flu, stomach ailments and other health conditions.

Aids digestion

Ginger has long been used in China and India to promote digestive health. It neutralises acids in the stomach, helping to ease stomach ailments such as indigestion. Both ginger and lemon stimulate the production of digestive juices and soothe the stomach without side effects.

Treats Nausea

Ginger is a natural treatment for nausea, particularly nausea associated with motion sickness.

Boosts Metabolism

Lemon ginger tea can boost metabolism and circulation. It also helps stimulate the appetite and lower cholesterol.

Reduces Severity of Cold Symptoms

Ginger warms the lungs and stomach, acting as an expectorant and reducing nasal congestion. It is useful in treating sore throats and sinus pain.

Eases Migraines

Research suggests that lemon ginger tea can ease migraine pain by blocking chemicals that cause inflammation of blood vessels in the brain.

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About the Author

Karen Eisenbraun has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Knox College and has been writing professionally since 2004. She is the content director for several health-related websites and a certified holistic nutrition consultant.