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Homemade Tea for Healthy Rumen, Aids in Good Stomach Probiotic, Protects from Disease

Updated: Jan 21

For healthy rumen, give your goat this homemade probiotic tea, which aids in "good" gut microbes and protects from disease. This tea stimulates the rumen and adds goodness to their stomach bacteria.

Delicious Lemon and Ginger Tea

Always striving to raise healthy animals is easy if one becomes a DIY'er. Only staying this because it is so much cheaper to make holistic herbs and tinctures than to buy them. Over the years, I've practiced holistic living and if I can make something, I will. I love to cook, so I started cooking for my animals based on what they will eat, and I started getting creative with recipes.

This Delicious lemon and ginger tea was inspired by a lemon cleanse I did on myself, it protects from disease and is full of probiotics. The lemon cleanse was really good, and I realized all the ingredients were goat-friendly, so I tried my hand at making a tea my goats would enjoy. For years, I've always put Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar in their water bowls, and just recently, the cost of this vinegar is soaring in price, so I started thinking about ways to continue the goats on acidic teas for their rumen health.

This tea is simple, fresh peeled ginger, lemons, real maple syrup, Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar, cayenne pepper, and water. The secret is the splash of maple syrup. It's so full of nutrients and gives a bit of sweetness to the pucker. Cayenne pepper, only because I love heat on everything and forgot my goats like it too, which I discovered many years ago when I lived in Maryland. I used to give my prior goats (Chompers & Bebee) cayenne pepper to help keep them warm in the winter months because it gets very cold with the extreme winters on the East Coast.

What Are The Benefits of Lemon and Ginger Tea - promotes healthy rumen, protects from disease, and provides good gut probiotic

I personally give my goats this tea all the time, most of the time every day. Why, because I believe that drinking this daily, enhances the alkaline levels in their gut, making it unwelcoming for parasites. Though the mix is acidic, when it mixes and finds its way into the bloodstream, it turns alkaline, and when a body is in an alkaline state, no disease, nor parasites can live in this environment; therefore, creating a holistically whole body healthy pet. Besides, not to mention, it's a good source of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes, which is the perfect atmosphere for a healthy goat.


Here is my short video making the ginger lemon tea. Enjoy!

  • 2 peeled lemons

  • (1) 4-5 oz. fresh peeled ginger

  • 1 c. Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar

  • 1/4 c. to 1/2 c. real maple syrup

  • good dollop of cayenne pepper

  • 6 1/4 cups water


step 1 - Peel the lemons and use a spoon to scrape off the skin of the fresh ginger. Slice the ginger thinly. Place lemons and ginger in a pan of boiling water. Gently boil for about an hour. I add the 1/4 cup because after it boils out you are still left with 6 cups of water.

Then let it cool. Place the pieces of ginger and lemon into the blender and blend to a liquid. Don't be afraid to blend the lemon seeds into it. After blending into a liquid, place this puree back into the pan water you boiled the lemons and ginger. Next, add 1 cup Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar, then add 1/2 cup real maple syrup, then give a good shake of cayenne pepper to the mix. Don't be afraid to shake that cayenne pepper.

step 2- I pour the mixture into glass mason jars and place it in the fridge. I put one cup of the concentrated tea mix into their bucket of water. I give my goats two buckets of water. I usually give plain water in one bucket, and one cup of concentrated tea into the second bucket, just so I can see if they like the tea. As always, the tea is drunk first, and the plain water is always left to drink last. Even when it sits in the sun, the tea-mixed bucket does not grow mildew in it because of its acidic nature. My goats are healthy and I believe it's because they have a healthy rumen.

healthy rumen, probiotic, and protects from disease


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