While a lemon garlic ginger drink may not be the first drink in the refrigerator you would choose for taste – it is definitely the one you would choose for health.
Unless you really love garlic and lemons, the taste of this might be something you will need some time to get used to.
Just a few tablespoons can help your body cleanse and detox while filling your immune system with all it needs to help fight those winter colds.
What Is Lemon Garlic Ginger Drink?
The synergy of these very simple ingredients is magnificent when combined and together they are far more effective than taken separately. The recipe is simple and has been used for centuries, especially in Germany and Western Europe. I know it’s a blog that I usually share yummy recipes, but now I wanted to share with you some healthy natural remedy to help strengthen and heal your body!
A drink made with ginger, lemon and honey sounds good! But what if you add garlic, it becomes another story… Actually, it’s the synergistic combination of these natural ingredients that I am going to talk about. If you’ve read my articles on garlic and ginger, you should know that they’re both valuable allies in improving the immune system and detoxifying your body.
So, given the health benefits, you get by using such an easy and cheap drink, you really should include this homemade ginger lemon juice and garlic miracle in your diet.
As for honey, it is known for its wonderful sweet taste but also for its healing, antibacterial and antifungal properties.
This easy healthy drink will allow you to stay healthy if it is taken as a natural preventative measure or as a remedy to get you back in shape in case of illness.
- 4 organic lemons
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 1.5" of fresh ginger
- 1/2 gallon filtered, mineral, or spring water
- Honey - to taste
- Thoroughly wash the lemons
- Slice lemons, leaving skin on and add to blender
- Peel garlic and add to blender
- Peel ginger and cut into small pieces and add to blender
- Add about a quarter of the water to blender
- Blend ingredients until the mixture is well blended and fairly smooth
- Pour mixture into a pot and add remaining water
- Cook over low heat for 15-20 minutes while stirring occasionally
- Once it thickens into a more syrup like texture you turn off the heat and let cool
- Once cooled, filter the mixture into a glass bottle with a funnel
- Add honey
- Close container and shake well and refrigerate until it is chilled
Lemon Garlic Ginger Drink Benefits
There are several benefits to drinking a lemon garlic ginger drink which I go into a little detail about below.
The combined action of garlic, ginger and honey will make it possible for your body to fight effectively against various viruses and bacteria we are exposed in our everyday life. And by strengthening your immunity it might even help you overcome or avoid getting flu, cold or other illnesses related to compromised or weak immunity.
Natural Laxative and Detox
Lemon and garlic as well as ginger are well known for their laxative properties and using them together is a great way to stimulate your digestive tracts and detox your entire body. So, if you suffer from constipation or irregular bowel movement, make sure you try this natural drink. If possible, avoid using any laxative pills or tablets and just stick to natural organic remedies.
The ginger has a vasodilator action that will warm the body. Convenient when cold and bedridden.
It will have other effects thanks to its components, but now I just want to inform you about the immunostimulant side of this drink. I invite you to read my articles on garlic and ginger for more details or check out my other similar drinks.
This ginger, lemon, and garlic water or tea recipe is: 100% vegetarian and vegetable-based, gluten-free, lactose-free
When to Drink it?
Some people think it is better to take it on an empty stomach in the morning. Then the assimilation by the body is probably the best, but we know all the effects of garlic on social life, right… The evening before going to sleep seems to be a more proper choice :-).
To consume it, it is necessary to drink the hot preparation before going to bed and put a hot water bottle at the level of the liver. The hot ginger drink and the hot water bottle will allow the body to perspire(sweat), which will also contribute to the elimination of the bacteria and toxins in your body causing the disease.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some of the common questions about lemon ginger drinks that I hope will address any questions you might have.
Is it harmful to drink lemon and garlic water daily?
No, it is not harmful to have lemon and garlic water daily. In fact, there are so many health benefits, it should be added to your daily diet.