12 Best Benefits Of Lemon Ginger Tea For Health, Skin, And Hair

Reviewed By Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and certified Personal Trainer Alexandra Dusenberry, MS, RDN
Written by Ravi Teja Tadimalla

A lot of people drink lemon ginger tea every morning to refresh themselves.

But did you know that this tea does more than just rejuvenate you? Not only is it super easy to prepare, but it also gives you an array of health benefits – like curing nausea, headache, and the common cold.

In this article, we have listed some amazing ways drinking lemon ginger tea can benefit you. Read on!

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Let’s get started with why this tea is good for you…

What Are The Benefits Of Lemon Ginger Tea For Your Health?

You can get creative and add other healthy ingredients like mint, honey, and cinnamon to this tea to increase its nutritional quotient. But just the lemon and ginger combo is enough to benefit you in multiple ways as mentioned below.

1. Treats Nausea And Vomiting


Nausea and vomiting are common symptoms experienced due to seasickness, pregnancy, chemotherapy, or as a side effect of a treatment.

In such cases, lemon ginger tea works like magic and tones down the symptoms to give instant relief. Studies show that ginger is one of the most effective agents to treat gastrointestinal problems like nausea, vomiting, indigestion, diarrhea, and abdominal pain (1).

2. Stay Trim

If you are trying to maintain a healthy weight, you can drink your way to weight loss. How?

By consuming lemon ginger tea!

Ginger is reported to increase satiety and reduce the feelings of hunger, and lemon is known to increase insulin resistance and reduce the level of fat in the body (2), (3).

Ginger and lemon together make a powerful combination that increases your metabolism and burns more calories.

3. Boosts Immunity

Lemon is rich in vitamin C, a nutrient that is packed with antioxidants and has immune boosting properties.

If you tend to contract infections easily or fall sick as soon as the weather changes, you need to start drinking this tea to improve your immunity.

Lemon and ginger are both excellent at fighting infections, shortening the duration of cold, cough, flu, and protecting your body from infections like salmonella (4), (5).

4. Improves Cognitive Functioning


Want to become smarter? Have ginger! Or just have lemon ginger tea.

This wonder spice has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. In a study, ginger was found to improve the memory of middle-aged women and increase their cognitive function (6).

Consuming lemon ginger tea every morning will have significant benefits for your overall brain health and reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

5. Improves Heart Health

A simple tea consumed every day can be just about enough to protect your heart from ailments.

Lemon is rich in vitamin C, which is known to promote proper flow of blood through the arteries and veins and prevent blood clots (7). This significantly reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Ginger is known to enhance blood circulation and possess anti-inflammatory, antiplatelet, hypotensive, and hypolipidemic effects that help prevent cardiovascular diseases (8).

6. Alkalizes Your Body

We all know that lemon is acidic in nature, but did you know that it is highly alkalizing in nature once it goes into the body?

It’s true! When lemon juice is added to a cup of hot tea, it gets metabolized and begins alkalizing the body.

This helps in maintaining healthy teeth and gums, decreasing bad cholesterol and fat levels in the body, and reducing cravings for sweet food.

7. Is Helpful In The Treatment Of Ovarian Cysts

If you are suffering from PCOS and want to adopt a natural method to shrink your ovarian cysts, lemon ginger tea is exactly what you need.

Both lemon and ginger individually have healing and anti-inflammatory properties that help improve/reduce ovarian cysts.

There is not much research done to prove this claim, but this herbal treatment has received a lot of positive testimonials from people all over the world.

8. Improves Mood And Concentration


Apart from improving cognitive function and increasing concentration, drinking lemon ginger tea also boosts your mood and regulates mood swings.

It is for this reason that lemon is commonly used in aromatherapy. Ginger is also known to lower stress in the body.

9. Helps Improve Liver Function

The combination of lemon and ginger is extremely effective in improving liver function and promoting overall liver health.

Studies have reported that long-term use of ginger and lemon individually is beneficial to treat liver disease, whether it is related to alcohol or not (9), (10).

10. Soothes Pain, Menstrual Cramps, Headache, And Inflammation

Due to the anti-inflammatory effects of both ginger and lemon, this tea helps reduce different kinds of pain, whether it is related to migraines, menstrual cramps, or recovery from an illness or surgery.

Drinking this tea regularly considerably improves how you feel every day.

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Are There Any Benefits For The Skin?

There sure are! Lemon ginger tea can give a beautiful glow to your skin and make it look smooth and flawless.

11. Makes Your Skin Smooth And Flawless


The powerful combination of lemon and ginger is not only exceptionally effective in treating any health disorder, but it also works towards giving you beautiful and flawless skin.

Lemon ginger tea has a high amount of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that improve your overall skin health. The presence of ginger also imparts antibacterial properties to the tea, which fights off skin infections, thus clearing up your skin.

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And What About Hair Benefits?

Beautiful hair goes with beautiful skin, and that’s what you will get if you drink this tea regularly. Lemon ginger tea nourishes your scalp and promotes hair growth.

12. Promotes Hair Growth

Drinking this tea regularly ensures a healthy supply of vitamins and minerals to your scalp, thus making your hair stronger and shinier.

Lemon ginger tea helps reduce hair fall. It also helps get rid of scalp related problems like dandruff and itchiness.

Are you now wondering how to get started with this concoction? Here is the answer to the most important question…

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How To Make Lemon Ginger Tea?


This is an excellent recipe for a homemade lemon ginger syrup that can be used to make either a hot or cold tea, whenever desired.

It is very easy to make and delicious to drink.

You Will Need
  • 2 slices of lemon
  • ½ cup of ginger (sliced)
  • ½ cup of raw honey
  1. In a glass jar, mix all the ingredients.
  2. Allow them to steep for a few hours. You can also leave the jar in the refrigerator overnight.
  3. The juices of both lemon and ginger infuse with the honey to give a thick syrup.
  4. Add 1-2 spoonfuls of this syrup to a cup of hot water to make a healthy and delicious tea.

If you don’t want to make a syrup, you can also make fresh lemon ginger tea by adding lemon juice and a piece of ginger to boiling water and cooking on simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes.

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Any Tips To Get The Best Results From This Tea?

  1. Start your mornings with a hot cup of this tea on an empty stomach.
  2. If you are drinking this to aid weight loss, drink 2 cups of this (morning and evening), about 30 minutes before your meals.
  3. Add a pinch of turmeric powder to this tea if you want to benefit from its anti-inflammatory properties.
  4. You can add apple cider vinegar to this tea to make it healthier.

Sometimes, overdoing something may cause more harm than good. Here are some side effects of overdrinking lemon ginger tea.

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What Are The Side Effects Of Lemon Ginger Tea?

There are not a lot of side effects of drinking this tea, but you may want to consider a few points:

  1. A possible side effect of drinking this tea is mild heartburn or an upset stomach.
  2. It is not very common, but few people can have ginger or lemon allergy. In this case, they might experience a rash on their skin or stomach discomfort.

So now that we know everything about the healthy lemon ginger tea, let’s wrap this article up by diving to the bottom line.

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What Is The Bottom Line?

Whether you want to drink this tea to lose weight or fight infections, lemon ginger tea will do full justice to your cause.

Nothing will rejuvenate you better in the morning than a cup of hot lemon ginger tea. And what’s even more exciting is that you can tailor-make this tea however you like.

Add some cinnamon to boost the flavor, or add honey if you like it sweet, but do try this. Once you do so, you will be hooked for life. Take our word for it!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the other ways in which I can have lemon and ginger?

You can have sliced lemon and ginger in a glass of warm water or as iced tea.

What are some good brands of lemon ginger tea?

Some popular brands of ready to drink lemon ginger tea are Twinings, Lipton, and Bigelow.

Can this tea be consumed during pregnancy?

Of course! This tea is very beneficial for pregnant women, especially in curing their morning sickness.

Are there any benefits of adding garlic to the tea?

Yes, adding garlic to this tea will significantly increase its nutrition and provide a multitude of benefits. However, garlic also imparts a very pungent flavor, which may not be liked by some people.

What other ingredients can be added to this?

Apart from adding mint, cinnamon, and honey to this tea (as mentioned in the article), you can also add lemongrass and cucumber to it for a different taste.


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  7. “Vitamin C rich foods can prevent heart disease”. Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry. July 2013.
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Ravi Teja Tadimalla is an editor and a published author. He graduated from SRM University, Chennai, and has been in the digital media field for over six years. He has a Professional Certificate in Food, Nutrition & Research from Wageningen University. He considers himself a sculptor born to chip away at content and reveal its dormant splendor. He started his career as a research writer, primarily focusing on health and wellness, and has over 250 articles to his credit. Ravi believes in the great possibilities of abundant health with natural foods and organic supplements. Reading and theater are his other interests.