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Friday, November 3, 2017

Honey Lemon Ginger Tea Cold & Flu Relief

Sore throat and congestion making you feel miserable? Check out this natural alternative to cold medicine.            

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 When someone in my house is sick, I like to reach for the healing powers of food to help them feel better. Last year I discovered a wonderful soothing tea recipe that not only helps relieve those nasty cold symptoms but also helps your body stay healthy. This delicious tea is made with simple ingredients that you may already have in your home. This soothing tea is made with honey, lemon, and fresh ginger. These ingredients help soothe a sore throat and clear all that gunk from your sinuses. 

 Last year when my teen had a bad sinus infection, he said it really helped him feel better.  The teen also loved the taste of this tea.  I like to consume this tea to strengthen my immunity so I don’t get sick when my kids are spreading those germs. Lemon juice contains plenty of vitamin C.

Honey Lemon Tea 
~ Is Soothing
~ Delicious 
~ Contains Plenty of Vitamin C
~ Helps with Congestion
~ Soothe a Sore Throat
~ Easy to Make

Benefits of Honey Lemon Ginger Tea

 Raw honey, freshly squeezed ginger and lemon juice mixed in hot water is a popular sore throat and cough remedy. Honey is often a first aid in sore throat home treatments. Mix honey with hot tea and this may help reduce symptoms of a common cold. Studies support these practices, concluding that honey, because of its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, may contribute to a much faster recover

  I love using Raw and Unfiltered Honey in my tea as it is 100% pure honey. If your bottle of honey is not 100% pure it may be just sugar and water. I like my honey to come straight from the bees with nothing added, that way I am getting all the good nutrients. L.R. Rice has been producing honey since 1924 and manufactures it in Colorado. They produce honey from bees from all over the United States so you can get honey that is local to your area. My favorite L.R. Rice honey is their Southwest blend. I like that bees in my area make this delicious honey from flowers that are local to my area.

Honey makes a great mouth sore relief paste 

 I also use honey when I make a mouth sore relief paste for my son. My youngest son tends to get mouth sores several times a month from allergies and I make a relief paste with turmeric and honey. This paste does a great job of healing the mouth sores. I just mix a teaspoon of turmeric into a tablespoon of honey. My son just applies the paste to the mouth sores with a cotton swab and it gives my son relief. 

Check out these ginger and lemon replacements

 If you don't use fresh lemons and fresh ginger on a regular basis, you need to check out these ginger and lemon replacements that will not spoil. While this cold & flu tea calls for fresh lemon and fresh ginger, you can also use candied ginger and dehydrated lemon in this tea recipe. 

 I like keeping ginger chews in my pantry as they can be useful for many natural home remedies. Ginger is good for digestion, so soothe a stomach ache with a ginger chew. Ginger may also help with morning sickness. 

 Looking for authentic, fresh-squeezed lemon taste without the seeds, mess, or waste? These crystallized lemon packages are perfect for hot tea, lemonade, and even recipes. One packet equals 1 lemon wedge. The best part is these lemon packs won't spoil.

     Honey Lemon Ginger Tea

1 cup boiling water
1 Teaspoon finely grated ginger root or 1 ginger chew
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (for extra vitamin C add a slice of lemon) or one lemon packet 
1 tablespoon Honey 

Place all the ingredients in the boiling water and let brew for three to five minutes. You can drink the tea with the lemon slice in the cup or remove it. The heat and the ginger will warm you up and the steam aided by the lemon and potent ginger will help clear the sinuses. The honey will work to soothe a sore throat.

Try this Honey Lemon Ginger Tea next time you are sick or feel a cold coming on. This tea will soothe a sore throat and help clear congestion.


Unknown said...

This came at the perfect time for me! My kids gave me whatever cold they have and I definitely need something! Thank you!

Unknown said...

I have never seen fresh ginger in the freezer at my grocery store, but it sounds perfect to keep on hand. I love using honey and ginger when I'm sick, but I have never thought to add the lemon. Great post, I will be doing this next time I am sick.

Jamie said...

Tea with lemon and honey are my go-to's during cold season. I'm definitely going to look into the Dorot products, those look amazing!

Rahul Sharma said...

This home remedies came at very perfect time as my niece is suffering with Cold and Flu. I love using honey in fall season that makes cold and flu stay away from me. Thank you for sharing an amazing post. I will share it with my colleagues.

MrsAshley said...

Oh we drink a lot of tea during cold and flu season. This looks like a great product.

Ronnie said...

We have Dorot in our freezer, too! They are such time-savers for us because we use a lot of garlic in our cooking, so all we have to do is pop a cube. We also live close to the Kibbutz where it comes from. :)

Wendy said...

I've never seen this, but I'll be looking for it! My husband JUST asked me to get him some fresh ginger for tea. Thanks!

Athena said...

Definitely bookmarking this for the future. I would love to not need this information but it is New England and winter is coming.

Lavanda Michelle said...

This is my favorite combination during the flu season and it will certainly kick the flu out the air. I am not a huge fan of honey, but it work so well with lemon and ginger. My children and hubby, always ask for a mug during this time of year.

Terri Beavers said...

I'm going to try this the next time I get a cold. I'm the biggest baby when I'm sick. I need to stock up on the ginger.

MrsTee said...

I hate being sick and it's honestly about the only time I drink tea BUT never like this! I will be adding all these ingredients to my shopping list and making sure I have them in stock for when any cold germs try to attack. Thanks so much for sharing!

Ada said...

Yep these are all these best ways to get rid of the nasty cold! I really don't like getting sick so here is to staying healthy!!

Katy {AShadeOfTeal} said...

I needed this recipe 3 weeks ago! I was so sick, plus I'm pregnant so I couldn't take much, this sounds like the perfect herbal remedy for next time!

stephanickety said...

This is a great way to feel better. Honey always does wonders for my coughs when I'm sick.

Missy said...

Great idea to keep fresh ginger in the freezer! I have tried a similar tea when I was sick, and it was amazing. I bet your recipe works just as well!

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