March 12, 2018

The Perfect Cold & Flu Remedy - Honey Lemon Ginger Tea

While spring may be slowly starting to creep into the air, sadly, cold and flu season has not yet started saying its goodbyes. Prepare to battle the bug with my family's go-to, this all natural recipe for Honey Lemon Ginger Tea.

All of the ingredients in this all natural, do-it-yourself tea have their own natural medicinal qualities and when combined, they create a calming and relaxing tea that can ease those dreaded cold and flu symptoms and boost your immune system. 

Lemon is high in vitamin C, which keeps the immune system strong and neutralizes the free radicals in your body, reducing inflammation and swelling. 

Ginger helps you sweat out the toxins in your body and is also helpful for settling upset stomachs, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and cold sweats. 

And last, but definitely not least, honey soothes a sore throat, making it an effective and natural cough suppressant. The natural sweetness of honey also balances the tartness of the lemon and spiciness of the ginger.

The Perfect Cold Remedy - Honey Lemon Ginger Tea Recipe

Sweet, spicy and one of the best drinks to have during the winter, honey lemon ginger tea is power-packed with some incredible health and body care benefits.

Lemon Honey Ginger Tea

Serves: 1 

  • 1.5 cups water
  • 2 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced thin
  • 1 lemon, juiced (approximately 4 tbsp)
  • 1 tsp honey

  1. In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add ginger and cover. 
  2. Remove from heat and allow to steep for 10 minutes, covered. If you like it spicier, allow to steep for longer.
  3. Strain liquid into large mug of choice. Discard the ginger.
  4. Add lemon juice and honey, and carefully stir to combine.

The Perfect Cold Remedy - Honey Lemon Ginger Tea Recipe

Home Chef Tip #1: To get the maximum amount of juice from your lemon, place the lemon on a hard, flat surface and using the palm of your hand, roll like you are kneading dough.

Home Chef Tip #2:  If available, purchase locally cultivated honey. Not only will this help you support local small businesses, but it will also help conserve the honey bees.

How do you fight the dreaded cold and flu? Any homemade recipes? I'd love to hear!

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