Remedy For a Cold or Flu – Hot Honey Lemon Ginger Tea!
More than just a trio of delicious flavors, these three ingredients pack a powerful punch in supporting you immune system.
Ginger is anti-inflammatory and helps soothe inflamed sinuses and throats. It also helps boost the body’s ability to absorb nutrients.
Lemons are antibacterial, anti-viral, and contain immune-boosting vitamins and minerals.
Honey is antibacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and high in antioxidants.
Honey Lemon Ginger Tea Recipe
- 4 cups water
- 1 inch (2.5cm) chunk of ginger
- 2 organic lemons
- honey to taste
- rum (optional, for a bedtime toddy)
Slice the ginger as finely as you can and place it in a saucepan with the water. Bring to a boil, then turn the heat off. Cover the pot and let steep for 10 minutes.
Pour 1 cup of the hot ginger infusion into a big mug. Squeeze in the juice of half a lemon. Stir in enough honey to make a sweet drink. You will need several teaspoons of honey per cupful. This is not a time to worry about cutting down on sweets – the honey has healing properties that are more important.
Reheat the pot gently whenever you wish to make another cup of Ginger Lemon Tea and add the fresh lemon juice after the ginger infusion is poured into the mug (so you don’t destroy the vitamin C in the lemon juice by heating it too much).
If making this drink before bed, omit the ginger and add a few tablespoons of rum to hot water, making a hot honey, lemon and rum drink to help you sleep. Very nice.
Makes 4 big mugs full of tea, enough to get one sick person through the day.