Leonie is using this 'tea' to help with flushing out the medications and anaesthetic drugs from her surgery as well as naturally help combat odema and swelling caused by the surgery. This drink is not a 'tea' in the proper sense of the word but is in fact lemon juice with water...it can be drunk hot or cold - remember to put any left over tea into the fridge and use within 24 hours.
The recipe is:
The juice of one lemon to 2 cups of boiling water.
Roll the lemon on the counter with firm pressure from your hand to help release more of the juice before you cut it for juicing. Sweeten to taste only with sugar, brown sugar, honey or even 100% fruit juice. Do not use artificial sweeteners as we should try to avoid additional chemicals when going through a period of healing.
Usually one cup a day is plenty, along with at least 8 glasses of water per day. Be sure to rinse your teeth with plain water after drinking lemon tea or using a lot of lemon juice, or lemonade. Lemon juice can be hard on the enamel on your teeth. You also would not want to go and brush your teeth right away after having lemon tea. You could damage your enamel, since lemon juice can raise your enamel a little (temporarily) and immediate brushing could etch the enamel on your teeth. Wait an hour before brushing your teeth after having lemon so the enamel can recalcify. Excessive amounts of lemon juice, or the lemon tea are not needed, nor recommended. 1-2 cups a day is more than sufficient.
|< Prev||Next >|