Lemon, ginger and turmeric are powerful ingredients that help boost metabolic function, improve digestion and eliminate toxins from the body.
Yogis have traditionally practiced detoxification rituals in the morning for thousands of years. These rituals (Shatkarma: Basti, Nauli, Neti..) are part of a system known as Ayurveda. Ways to effectively detox in the morning contain also drinking hot water with ingedients in it like ginger, lemon and turmeric.
This powerful morning detox drink will boost you with energy (ginger) for several hours, even more longlasting than 1 or 2 cups of coffee in the morning. It helps with the digestive system, clear accumulated toxins and makes your skin look more healhty and refreshed. Ginger and tumeric are excellent natural antibiotics and anti inflammatory and can help you with loosing weight.
Like our skin has a certain pH level so does our body. And for the body to be healthy we need to maintain the healthy pH level by alkalizing it. If we don’t, toxins build in our bodies and this can lead to various health problems.
Ginger, Lemon and Turmeric are helping to keep our PH level alkalized and healhty.
Ginger contains Gingerol, a substance with powerful medicinal properties. Gingerol is the main bioactive compound in ginger, responsible for much of its medicinal properties. It has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
Ginger root has been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda and Chinese medicine for treating nausea, inflammation, providing antioxidants to the body easing constipation, motion sickness, with malabsorption, healing compromised immune systems, repairing respiratory function, easing bacterial infections, removing fungal infections and naturally improving diabetes. It is highly effective against nausea. Also pregnancy- related nausea can be treated with Ginger, especialy morning sickness. It can help with menstrual pain and protect against Alzheimer´s disease and help prevent cancer.
Ginger is used in detox programs due to its ability to cleanse the body by stimulating circulation, digestion, and also sweating. It may serve to cleanse the build-up of waste and toxins in the colon, liver, and other organs.
Lemons are rich in Vitamin C, they are natural immune-boosters. They are a good source of the antioxidant group called flavonoids, which are tied to reducing inflammation, cancer protection and many other health benefits. Lemons helps in maintaining the pH balance of the body. They have powerful antibacterial properties and helps fighting infections. Lemons are detoxifying and helping with digestive health.
They are also rich in potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. They help fight colds and clean the liver by flushing out toxins and helps keep the body hydrated as it provides electrolytes to the body.
Drinking lemon juice with warm water also helps reduce joint and muscle pain.
Lemon works similarly to the digestive juices found in the stomach by helping the pancreas produce bile and metabolize nutrients. It reduces indigestion, acid reflux and fluctuating blood sugar levels. Lemon has also been shown to improve the appearance of one’s skin as it increases vitamin C counts (slowing down signs of aging).
Turmeric contains Curcumin, which bioactive compounds has powerful medicinal properties, that has been used by indian and chinese medicine for thousands of years.
Curcumin has many scientifically-proven health benefits as ease arthritis, boost the immune system, lower cholesterol and helps with digestion and detoxification. Curcumin is a natural antibiotic, a natural anit-inflammatory and an antioxidant.
Scientists believe that chronic, low-level inflammation plays a major role in almost every chronic, western disease. This includes heart disease, cancer, metabolic syndrome, Alzheimer’s and various degenerative conditions.
Curcumin boosts brain derived neurotrophic factors, linked to imporved brain functions and lower risk of brain diseases. Turmeric can help prevent and treat cancer, it can lower the risk of heart disease and preventing and treating Alzheimer´s disease.
The detoxifing benefits of Turmeric:
Turmeric can do very good for your liver. It is known to increase the production of vital enzymes that are responsible for detoxifying our blood that goes to the liver by breaking down toxins. Turmeric is also very good for diets, cleansing and weight loss.
The Ginger Lemon Turmeric Ice Tea Version
Make your favorite Ginger Lemon Turmeric Tea and let it cool off, then put ice cubes and your favorite healing herbs inside, for example freshly cut basil or rosemary.
How To Make Lemon Ginger Turmeric Detox Tea
INGREDIENTS for one cup
- 1/4 lemon
- 1 sliced turmeric (or 1/2 tablespoon of turmeric powder)
- 1 oz sliced ginger (30-40 g)
- hot water
- a dab of raw honey (optional)
- Squeeze 1/4 of a lemon into a mug
- Add the slized turmeric and ginger
- Add the hotwater
- Stir well
- Add honey to taste
- Enjoy it
This morning healthy detox drink is known for working it´s magic in the morning on empty stomack, first thing to drink before eating or drinking anything else. If you wish you sweeten your drink, use local raw honey without any sugar.
This wonderful ginger lemon turmeric morning detox tea can be part of your healthy morning yogic rountine.