Ginger Lemon Honey Tea combines the anti-inflammatory properties of ginger, the immune-boosting properties of lemon, and the natural sweetness of honey to make a warm and soothing drink that is so good for you.

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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. My kid gets a cold, then I get it, then my husband and so it goes.

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.

Ginger Lemon Honey Tea Ingredient Benefits

  • Ginger: This root has been traditionally used as a natural remedy for colds, flu and other respiratory tract infections due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that may help boost the immune system, reduce congestion and sore throat, and alleviate other symptoms associated with the common cold.
  • Honey: Honey is not only delicious and naturally sweet, but is used as a natural remedy for sore throat and coughs due to its antibacterial properties and its ability to coat the throat and soothe irritation.
  • Lemon: Lemons are a vitamin C powerhouse which is great for boosting your immune system. Additionally, the acidity in lemons may help to break up mucus, which can relieve congestion.

This homeopathic remedy is a lifesaver! I make this tea for my kids even when they aren’t sick because it’s so good for them and absolutely delicious.

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How to Make Ginger Lemon Honey Tea

  • Cut the ginger into thin disks.
  • Bring the water and ginger to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and let steep for 5-10 minutes. Alternatively, you could divide ginger coins between 2 mugs and pour the hot water into the mugs. Wait a minute or two until ginger softens and bruise with a spoon to release the flavor.
  • You can either remove ginger chunks from the mugs or leave it in. I leave it in, but it’s a personal preference.
  • Add the lemon juice and honey between the mugs and stir to dissolve honey. Enjoy!
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Ginger Lemon Honey Tea

Ginger Lemon Honey Tea combines three ingredients to make a warm and soothing drink that is great for when you're feeling under the weather.
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Servings: 2 cups
Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients  

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

Instructions 

  • Cut the ginger into disks.
  • Bring the water and ginger to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and let steep for 5-10 minutes. Alternatively, you could divide ginger coins between 2 mugs and pour hot water into the mugs. Wait a minute or two until ginger softens and bruise with a spoon.
  • You can either remove ginger chunks from the mugs or leave it in. I leave it in, but it's a personal preference.
  • Add the lemon juice and honey between the mugs and stir to dissolve honey.
  • Serve.
  • *Make sure to throughly cool for little ones before serving

Nutrition

Sodium: 10mg | Sugar: 18g | Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g
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About the Author

Catherine is a 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.

Comments

  1. My family all like this recipe in different ways. I prefer it hot and sweet. My husband likes it tart and he adds a dash of whiskey to it. My son likes it made into ice pops. And my daughter will only drink if mixed with ice cold sweet tea.

  2. Lots of PT making single servings! I make it in bulk and bottle it.

    Probably 1Kg of fresh ginger. Wash it and liquidise it with at least 1 litre cold water. Boil it up for 5 minutes, let it cool and then strain it through muslin into old wine (or Scotch!) bottles.

    Then, make a bunch of lemon syrup (recipe on demand – but using Xylitol instead of sugar!), and bottle that.

    Mix 50/50 in the bottom of a mug and add boiling water. Time will tell exactly how much you need to get it right (tastes differ).

    One day of PT, followed by many, many days of bliss (many times a day).

    Or, you can mix the lemon syrup/ginger muti 50/50 in a Scotch (or wine!) bottle and have it ready-mixed.

    Mine tastes at least as good as at the Java Coffee Shop at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (and that is saying something).

  3. I LOVED this tea, as did my two older girls (4 and 3); and now that we are experiencing cold weather already in MN, I am going to stock up on ginger, honey, and lemon 🙂

  4. The lemon is helpful in cleaning the arteries. In fact stopped my angina attacks in two weeks, so it does clean out the bad stuff for me. The honey will stop hardening of the arteries. IF you will buy “Local Honey” from your own area, it contains minute amounts of “Local Pollens” in your area, and when used regularly with build an immunity from “Local Allergies.” Wish you well!

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

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  7. 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!

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

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

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