I just made the most delicious beverage and set it up so I can drink it whenever I want to. It may sound simple, but it was powerfully energizing and cleansing. I bought a small container of fresh squeezed lemon juice so I could quickly have lemon water when I’m in a hurry without having to squeeze lemons.
Then I had a brainstorm.
What if I pressed ginger and had a jar of ginger juice on hand too? I put about a teaspoon of each juice into 12 ounces of water and drank it. It was delicious. I stored the rest of the ginger juice in the refrigerator. Now anytime I want to, I can make a delicious beverage.
Ginger has very potent anti-inflammatory properties and is also good for helping nausea. It is often prescribed for women with morning sickness. I use it freely in my anti-inflammatory recipes, some of which I published as part of my Eat Your Way Out of Pain Homestudy class.
In addition to being a great source of Vitamin C, lemon juice is also a great antiseptic. For a sore throat, dilute lemon juice 1/2 and 1/2 with water and gargle frequently. Nature makes the best remedies, doesn’t she? Here’s a list of some ideas for using lemon medicinally, according to Jethro Kloss in the book Back to Eden.
- A slice of lemon wrapped overnight around a toe that has a corn greatly relieves the pain.
- A slice of lemon wrapped over a swollen, abscessed finger joint brings the pus to the surface and promotes healing
- A tablespoon of lemon juice one hour before each meal can be used to reduce asthma.
- The juice of the lemon in a glass of hot water one hour before breakfast every morning can be helpful for liver complaints .
- Drinking a large glass of hot water with the juice of a lemon added, while soaking the feet and calves in a deep bucket of water with mustard added can has been shown to relieve the flu.
- A teaspoon of lemon juice in half a glass of water relieves heartburn.
- 1-2 ounces of lemon juice diluted in water, taken three times a day, one hour before meals and at bedtime has been shown to help rheumatism.
- Lemon juice diluted in water and taken as cold as possible can stop hemorrhage .
- The juice of 3-4 lemons a day will help decrease excessive menstruation.
During the 1 week Group Green Cleanse I lead, I plan to start each day with lemon-ginger water and possibly add a pinch of cayenne for a super cleansing effect.
Other ways to drink the lemon and ginger juice:
- spirulina ginger lemon water for a quick pick me up
- ginger-lemonade: sweeten with a teaspoon of agave or a pinch of stevia
- lemon gingerale: use sparkling water instead of plain water. Sweeten if desired.
- lemon-ginger green smoothie: put a handful of grapes and a few handfuls of greens in the blender and add 1 teaspoon ginger juice and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Blend and enjoy. Yum.
Do you have any other ideas? Please share them in the comment section.
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