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Honey Lemon Ginger Tea Recipe

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Feel better naturally with this honey, lemon, and ginger tea recipe.  This is easy to make, and it can promote wellness when you are sick with a cough or cold.

When I get sick, I don't automatically run to the medicine cabinet.  Most cold medications make me very drowsy, even if they are non-drowsy formulas.  While I welcome the sleep, I do still need to get work done and teach the kids each day.

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Luckily, there are several ways to feel better naturally without taking medication.  One natural cold remedy I like is a honey, lemon, and ginger tea recipe.  I feel better quickly and the effect lasts for several hours.

This is even safe for kids, but never give a child under one honey.  If you do give this to a child, heat the water to help the honey dissolve, then let it cool before you give it to them.  My kids aren't fans of honey, but they will drink this because they know they will feel better.

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Honey, Lemon, and Ginger Tea Recipe

At the first sign of a cough or cold, I start my "I do not have time for a cold!" routine.  Since I prefer natural remedies for colds, that means turning on a humidifier, trying to take it easy, drinking more water, and drinking this honey, lemon, and ginger tea recipe.

I also start taking my elderberry syrup recipe with honey three times a day.  Or try this Instant Pot elderberry syrup recipe.  

This honey and lemon for cold recipe isn't a cure for the cold.  Unfortunately, there is no cure for the common cold.  However, this drink can help you feel better and reduce symptoms.

Benefits of Honey, Lemon, and Ginger Tea


This easy to make drink has several benefits, though most are anecdotal.


  • Soothe sore throat
  • Loosen congestion
  • Temporarily relieve cold and flu symptoms  
  • Calm and relax your body
  • Warms your body
  • Supports your immune system
  • Reduces nausea

Honey and Coughs


According to a 2016 study, honey was better for a cough than diphenhydramine.  It both reduces coughing frequency and can improve the quality of sleep in both children and adults.




Honey is also soothing, so it can help a throat that's been irritated from coughing or from post nasal drip.  

Lemon and Health


There are conflicting results whether lemon juice or vitamin C really help when you have a cold.  The acid in lemon juice may help loosen mucus, so it may help in that regard.  The vitamin C you get from the lemon juice is lower than taking a supplement, but it won't hurt you to try it in this drink.

Ginger and Health


Ginger is naturally anti-inflammatory.  It can help ease a sore throat for a few hours after you drink this honey, lemon, and ginger tea recipe.

Ginger also has some antimicrobial properties.  A study showed that it can kill some bacteria and some viruses.

If possible, use fresh organic ginger.  It's inexpensive and easy to find at most grocery stores.  If you're already stick and don't have any, you can use powdered ginger.

Fresh ginger will be more potent and taste fresher, but powdered ginger is better than nothing.

You can also buy dried ginger root.  Again, it won't be as good as fresh, but it still has some benefits. 


Tea 


This honey, lemon, ginger tea recipe can be used on its own or with tea.  When I'm sick, I find that a warm cup of tea can help me feel better.  Whether is really helps me feel better or just gets me out of bed and makes me happy because I like drinking tea, I don't know.  Either way, it helps me.  '

If you do use tea to make this honey, lemon, and ginger tea recipe, don't add any milk because the lemon juice can make it curdle.  Yuck!

If you are sick and not feeling up to making this a few times a day, make a big batch and and store it in the fridge.  Then heat it up by the cup when you want it.

Whiskey


You can also add a shot of whiskey to turn this honey, lemon, and ginger tea recipe into a hot toddy.  Drinking whiskey can help relieve a sore throat, muscle pain, and loosen chest congestion.  It can also help you relax so you can rest.

Obviously, don't give kids whiskey and use whiskey in moderation.  I don't usually add whiskey to my honey, lemon, and ginger tea recipe, but it does help me with a bad cough.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 inch section of fresh ginger, grated or 1 1/4 teaspoons ground ginger

Directions


STEP #1


Juice a lemon.  You need to get at least 2 tablespoons out of it, but you might get more.  You can store that in the fridge for a day to make another glass.

STEP #2


Grate or mince the ginger and add to a tea pot or heat proof cup.  You can also slice the ginger, but grating will give you better better results.

If you are using tea, add the tea bag now.

STEP #3


Heat the water just to boiling and pour 1 cup hot water over the ginger root.  Let steep for 3 minutes.

Step #4


Put the honey and lemon juice in a mug.  Strain the ginger out of the water and pour the ginger tea over the honey and lemon.  Stir to dissolve.


I hope this honey, lemon, and ginger tea recipe helps you get some natural relief!

This honey and lemon for cold easy recipe was originally posted on Everything Pretty.


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Yield: 1 cup
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Honey, Lemon, and Ginger Tea Recipe

Honey, Lemon, and Ginger Tea Recipe

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This easy drink is a natural remedy for colds and flu. It helps relieve symptoms so you can feel better.

ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 inch section of fresh ginger, grated or 1 1/4 teaspoons ground ginger

instructions:

How to cook Honey, Lemon, and Ginger Tea Recipe

  1. Juice a lemon. You need to get at least 2 tablespoons out of it, but you might get more. You can store that in the fridge for a day to make another glass.
  2. Grate or mince the ginger and add to a tea pot or heat proof cup. You can also slice the ginger, but grating will give you better better results.  If you are using tea, add the tea bag now.
  3. Heat the water just to boiling and pour 1 cup hot water over the ginger root. Let steep for 3 minutes.
  4. Put the honey and lemon juice in a mug. Strain the ginger out of the water and pour the ginger tea over the honey and lemon. Stir to dissolve.

NOTES:

Add a shot of whiskey if desired.
Calories
143.96
Fat (grams)
0.18
Sat. Fat (grams)
0.07
Carbs (grams)
38.80
Fiber (grams)
0.52
Net carbs
38.28
Sugar (grams)
35.51
Protein (grams)
0.48
Sodium (milligrams)
12.33
Cholesterol (grams)
0.00

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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, and several chickens. She loves Gilmore Girls, glitter, coffee, and her kids. But not in that order.