Ginger Lemon Honey Tea

Ginger Lemon Honey Tea from weelicious.com

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!

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Ginger Lemon Honey Tea (makes 2 servings)

Prep Time: 1 mins Cook Time: 9 mins

egg free

nut free

dairy free

gluten free

Ingredients

  • 1 Inch piece fresh ginger, peeled
  • 2 Cups water
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 2 Tbsp Honey, or to taste

Preparation

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

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.