Winter Warmer - Lemon, Ginger and Turmeric Tea
Lemon, ginger and turmeric are the perfect warming drink for winter.
This tea is so easy to make and so full of goodness its crazy! Each element has a whole range of medicinal properties but for the purposes of this article I will only mention those that explain why it's the perfect winter tea.
According to the Ayurvedic Encyclopedia Ginger is 'a wonder drug' and has so many healing proprieties that it is known as 'vishwabhesaj' the universal medicine. It is great to sip on during winter as it is great for sore throats, coughs, colds and flus. Add a bit of honeyand it reduces Kapha too!
Lemon is used in Ayurveda for colds and flu, bronchitis, sore throats and inflammation. And when used with honey helps us to release phlegm. So yes let's add some honey to the mix!
Most people know how good lemon and ginger is for colds and flu but not many know to add Ayurveda's secret ingredient - turmeric.
Turmeric is a wonder herb in Ayurveda and has been used for centuries for all kinds of ailments. It is only now being recognized in the West for its healing potential. It is a natural antibiotic and has amazing anti-inflammatory properties.
Why add it to our winter tea? Well it relieves mucus, coughs and fevers. And it reduces Kapha which is exactly what we can have too much o in winter
On a spiritual level it is said to give us the energy of the Divine Mother. How cool is that! Gotta be happy with drinking in the Divine every day! And if that wasn't enough it also cleanses and purifies the chakras and the subtle energy body and makes us more limber for our yoga practice!
If you're not drinking it already then make a point of having at least one cup a day. Or better still, make a big flask of it in the morning and sip on it all day.
Your body will thank you for it!