The advantages of this hot infusion are many
It will help restore the digestive fire, or Agni, the cause of all digestive issues. When taken on an empty stomach, it sets the digestive fire to be optimal during your day. It is perfect for Winter to boost your immunity, remove stagnating toxins, helps wo clear the channels and helps with Vata circulation, avoiding accumulation.
Make sure to had the honey
Often, people feel like honey is sweet and should therefore be removed, when actually, Honey helps losing weight but also pacifies Vata and Pitta Doshas thanks to its sweet taste. Here the sweet taste balances the sourness of the lemon, and the heat of the Ginger. The 3 together are a perfect mix and a Sattvic one (Sattvic means balanced)
If you are trying to lose weight
You can remove the brown sugar form the recipe
Why make it in advance?
When impossible, you can always cut 2 cm of fresh ginger, 1 tea spoon of honey and squeeze half a lime to which you add hot water to. But preparing the mixture ahead of time, allows the ingredients to enhance their properties. Once done, it's also very easy to just scoop a table spoon of the mixture in the morning and add hot water. Mixture can be made in larger batch kept for up to 2 weeks if sealed and refrigerated.
100g fresh ginger
6 tspns honey
3 tspns brown sugar (remove if you are trying to lose weight)
Cut, peel and blend the fresh ginger in a blender with half a cup of water or peel and grate the ginger by hand
Squeeze out the ginger juice from the pulp
Mix ginger juice with the juice of 6 limes, 6 teaspoons of honey and 3 teaspoons of brown sugar and up to 100ml water
How To use
For the digestive fire: Mix 1 or 2 tablespoon(s) of the mixture with a cup of hot water and take it as your morning drink. You can also have it as a dessert up to 3 times a day.
If you are experiencing symptoms of cough / cold / flu or Covid: Take it after meals up to 3 times a day