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Ginger Lemon Honey Tea

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The bane of every parents existence: the common cold! Our house has been a breeding ground for it this season. For a while, I called our place "germ central". It's a terrible, on-going cycle. Kenya gets a cold, then I get it, then my husband, then Kenya again and so it goes. Even the grandparents caught it from our little pride and joy over Thanksgiving this past year.

Well, I haven't found the cure, but this drink seems to be on tap at our house this time of year. My husband and I have been drinking this potion for years and consider it to be a miracle for soothing a sore throat and clearing the head. And as I said, it's really yummy tasting. Ginger is used in eastern medicine to treat bronchitis and other respiratory problems by loosening and expelling phlegm. Honey is fantastic for coating a sore throat and lemon juice is packed with vitamin C, a known cold remedy.

This homeopathic remedy is a lifesaver! If you don't believe me, ask Kenya who, even when he's not sick, asks for "hot tea" as frequently as other little ones would ask for juice. It's really that delicious!

Ginger Lemon Honey Tea (makes 2 servings)

1 Inch Piece Fresh Ginger, peeled
2 Cups Water
Juice of 1 Lemon
1-2 Tbsp Honey, or to taste

1. Cut the ginger into disks.
2. Bring the water and ginger to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and let steep for 5-10 minutes.
3. Remove ginger from water.
3. Add the lemon juice and honey to the water and stir to dissolve honey.
4. Serve tea in mugs.
*Make sure to throughly cool for little ones before serving

Ginger Lemon Honey Tea  (makes 2 servings)

  • Prep Time: 1 mins,
  • Cook Time: 9 mins,
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The bane of every parents existence: the common cold! Our house has been a breeding ground for it this season. For a while, I called our place "germ central". It's a terrible, on-going cycle. Kenya gets a cold, then I get it, then my husband, then Kenya...

Ingredients

  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled
  • 2 cups water
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 2 tbsp honey, or to taste

Preparation

  1. 1. Cut the ginger into disks.
  2. 2. Bring the water and ginger to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and let steep for 5-10 minutes.
  3. 3. Remove ginger from water.
  4. 3. Add the lemon juice and honey to the water and stir to dissolve honey.
  5. 4. Serve tea in mugs.
  6. *Make sure to throughly cool for little ones before serving
Ginger Lemon Honey Tea

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  1. Ruth Pinnell

    July 13, 2012 at 8:15 am

    we froze some in mini-popsicles – good for soothing a sore throat that needs cold rather than warmth.

  2. aleesha

    May 22, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    super good for soothing upset stomach and nausea

  3. Dawn

    April 27, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Wow! This was really good. And I hate ginger but this was delicious. I added mint to it also. My 2 year old drank it too. Hopefully this will knock out our colds.

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  5. hives duration

    December 15, 2011 at 5:47 am

    Magnificent site. Plenty of useful info here. I am sending it to some friends ans also sharing in delicious. And naturally, thanks in your effort!

  6. Hamza

    November 26, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    I can’t avoid the combination for now,but any side effects cos every evening a cup is part of my menu.

  7. Rebeca @ The Average Parent

    August 28, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    I bet this would be great for morning sickness / upset tummies too!

  8. missbarnhart

    March 19, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Fabulous over-the-counter meds replacement to soothe sinuses and throat while pregnant with a cold.

  9. Erina

    October 5, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Also, the addition of some fresh mint would go great in this tea… Fresh mint not only adds flavor and vitamins, but is also a great tummy soother :)

  10. Jennifer

    October 4, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    I love hot tea with honey and lemon when I’m sick. Always feels so good on my throat.

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  12. dudeguy

    February 2, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    It’s ok to have a comment.

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