Nimbu Pani (Indian Lemonade)

Water is the best choice for quenching your thirst. But this sweetened lemon or lime flavored beverage is much more than refreshing drink. It flushes out all the toxins and impurities from your body and boost your immunity. Also, presence of pectin fibre in lemons can helpa fight hunger cravings which further helps maintain the weight. Get a boost of vitamin with this easy recipe.

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Credit Charity Beth Long


Serves 4

  • 6 tbsp squeezed lemon/lime juice
  • 4 cups of water
  • 4-8 tsp of sugar or honey (to taste
  • ice cubes
  • lemon slices to decorate
  • mint to decorate (optional)

How to make Nimbu Pani (Lemon/Lime Chiller)

  • Put the water and lemon juice to a big jar. Add sugar. Mix well till sugar is disolved.
  • Fill tall glasses with crushed ice and pour in the lime/lemon flavored water.
  • Decorate with mint, slice of lemon.

Health Benefits of Lemons

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Although lemons are acidic, they are very effective in curing many digestion problems when mixed with hot water, including nausea, heartburn, disorders of the lower intestines like constipation and worm infestations. Lemon is also diuretic. This means it is good for people with urinary tract infections and high uric acid problems, such as those with arthritis or rheumatism because it helps flush out all the toxins and bad bacteria. It is even known to relieve hiccups. Lemon juice mixed with water, when taken regularly in the morning acts as tonic to the livers and stimulates it to produce bile making it ready to digest the day's food. Thanks to high vitamin C content, lemons help prevent and treat many infections, fasten wound healing and temper down high fever. Lemon juice also relives symptoms of asthma, tonsillitis and sore throat. When lemon is mixed with coffee, it is thought to help treat malaria. This concoction is also effective for headaches.

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