The spicy taste of ginger comforts the heart and animates the soul. The fruity and acidic taste of lemon refreshes the mind and invigorates the soul. A pinch of lemon grass, licorice and black pepper adds a light and spicy sweetness. Always delicious, this infusion cools in summer and tones the body in winter. The essence of this infusion is: "A new and optimistic beginning".
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* Agricultural biology
Ginger has been used in the Far East for more than 3,000 years as a spice and medicinal plant. It has a flavor between spicy and fruity and contains, in addition to different vitamins, essential oils and precious minerals.
The lemon peel, which comes from India, is as aromatic as its refreshing and acidic pulp. However, the shell contains up to ten times more vitamins than juice, as well as beneficial essential oils and phytonutrients.
Discovered for the first time in 1696 and probably the result of the accidental crossing of Mentha aquatica and Mentha spicata, it is today one of the most important medicinal plants in the world. Peppermint has a slightly spicy taste and is popular all over the planet for its refreshing aroma and its appreciated components. In 2004 it was chosen as the medicinal plant of the year.
Sweet stick, also known as licorice, has been known since ancient times as a medicinal plant and constitutes one of the 50 basic herbs of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It is about 50 times sweeter than sugar and has a mildly sweet taste and between acid and bitter. Thanks to its appreciated nutrients, licorice was chosen as officinal plant of the year in 2012.
In Southeast Asia, this spice and aromatic medicinal plant is also known under the name of "Fever Grass". Contains essential oils and has an intense and fresh citrus flavor. To date it is unknown where this plant originally originated from the grasses family used mainly in Asian cuisine.
Black pepper, also known as the "queen of spices", is now, along with salt, the most important spice in the world. Originally from the coast of Malabar in India and has an intense spicy taste and at the same time with different degrees of spice. The ancient medicine of Ayurveda recommends black pepper not only as a seasoning, but also, due to its prized substances, as a medicinal plant.
Marshmallow, also known as hibiscus, was already used in Greece thousands of years ago as a medicinal plant; Hence its Greek name, Althaea, which translates as "I cure." The hibiscus is a multi-annual plant that blooms from June to August and produces sweet fruits in capsule form.
Lemon, originally from India, has been native to Europe since the 13th century. It is among the fruits with the highest content of vitamin C, besides having appreciated essential oils, phosphorus and magnesium. Its juice has a fruity and sour taste and is slightly bitter.
Add 2 teaspoons (2.4g) to a quart of boiled water and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Filtra! Add hot milk and sweetener if desired.