Lemon, Ginger and Honey : All-Natural Remedy

Lemon Ginger and Honey All Natural Remedy-15

As the weather gets windier and colder, flu and cold season kicks into gear. I get a little obsessive (wipe down the shopping cart like crazy, wash my hands numerous times a day and gulp down my immune boosting green smoothies). Yet no matter what I do, I’m bound to get one cold a year.

Lemon Ginger and Honey All Natural Remedy-16

I recently made this all-natural cold and flu remedy to prepare for when the germs start spreading. I keep it in the fridge and the first sign of a cold or flu, I just scoop out a few tablespoons, add hot water and enjoy this delicious and soothing tea.

Lemon Ginger and Honey All Natural Remedy

Lemon: High in vitamin C, which keeps the immune system strong and neutralizes the free radicals in your body. This reduced the inflammation and swelling.

Ginger: Helps you sweat out the toxins in your body, which is helpful when you have a cold or flu. Ginger is also helpful for settling upset stomachs, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and cold sweats.

Honey: Soothes a sore throat, making it an effective and natural cough suppressant. This improves the body’s ability to fight infection and decreases the risk of fevers. The natural sweetness of honey also balances the tartness of the lemon and the ginger’s spice, giving honey, lemon and ginger tea its soothing flavor.

Lemon Ginger and Honey All Natural Remedy-11

Lemon, Ginger, and Honey in a Jar

You can make this immunity boosting, body soothing concoction ahead of time and store in the fridge. I usually keep my mixture for about two months, and then make a new batch.


  • 2 lemons (thoroughly cleaned)
  • 2 piece of fresh ginger  (about the size of your pointer and middle finger)
  • Raw honey
  • 12 oz mason jar


Lemon Ginger and Honey All Natural Remedy-3

1. Slice lemons and ginger.

Lemon Ginger and Honey All Natural Remedy-2

2. Place the lemon and ginger slices in the mason jar, alternating layers of each.

Lemon Ginger and Honey All Natural Remedy-4
3. Slowly, pour honey over the lemon and ginger. Allow the honey to sink down and around the lemon and ginger slices. Fill jar to the top with honey and seal tightly.

Lemon Ginger and Honey All Natural Remedy-7
4. Store in the refrigerator. Over time, the mixture will start to turn into a loose jelly.

Lemon Ginger and Honey All Natural Remedy-14

5. When you are in need of some soothing tea, scoop 2-3 tablespoons into a mug full of hot water—be sure to scoop whole pieces of ginger and lemon. Allow to steep for 3-4 minutes and sip away.

Wanna stay healthy all-year-long?

And if you’re ready to take your healthy eating journey to the next level, check out our 21-day cleanse: Fresh Start 21. We make healthy taste oh-so-good with weekly meal plans created by a holistic nutritionist!

Enter your name and email below to join our FREE 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge. Drinking one green smoothie a day, helps keep colds and flu away. Seriously.

Tags: , , , , , ,

266 Responses to “Lemon, Ginger and Honey : All-Natural Remedy”

  1. nicky 11.24.2015 at 8:50 am #

    does it have to be natural or can it be any honey

    • SGS Rawkstar 11.24.2015 at 12:19 pm #

      Hi Nicky,

      Feel free to use any type of honey you have on hand. We suggest using raw honey because when in its raw form honey retains all of its enzymes and nutrients to provide your body with the maximum health benefits. The high heat of pasteurization causes some of these nutrients to be lost. There are still antioxidants in pasteurized honey, but in much smaller percentages. Some may decide to choose one over the other because of various factors, but whichever option someone chooses, honey will be a great natural sweetener.

  2. Barbie 11.23.2015 at 4:40 pm #

    This is so delicious!! I have been using for the last couple of days to keep that ‘icky’ feeling at bay. So far so good. . . I have not gotten the full blown ‘bug’ yet. Whew! I’m a flight attendant so I am around a LOT of germs. Eek! I am so thankful for this yummy germ fighter!
    Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!

    • SGS Rawkstar 11.23.2015 at 5:26 pm #

      Hi Barbie,

      YAY! We’re so happy to hear our Lemon, Ginger and Honey: All Natural Remedy is helping keep any bugs at bay. Hope you have a great week, can’t imagine how busy it must be for you during one of the busiest travel weeks!

      Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! :)

  3. Anja 11.21.2015 at 2:01 pm #

    What would happen if I ground ginger instead of fresh ginger?

    • SGS Rawkstar 11.23.2015 at 5:29 pm #

      Hi Anja,

      Great question! While ground ginger can substitute for fresh ginger in many recipes, when looking to fight colds or the flu fresh is best.

  4. Larresha 11.20.2015 at 9:22 am #

    All my favourite things in one jar!

    Thank you for the recipe, it never occurred to me to do this and I always buy pre-made teas.

    I made your recipe yesterday and wanted to know, can I use it straight away or should it be left awhile before using?

    Thanks Ladies :)

    • SGS Rawkstar 11.20.2015 at 12:56 pm #

      Hi Larresha,

      No need to wait! Once made enjoy a hot glass of our lemon, ginger, honey: all-natural remedy.

      Cheers :)

  5. Angie 11.19.2015 at 7:50 am #

    This recipe looks fantastic! I’m wondering how long it will keep for in the refrigerator? I’d like to make it soon to have it ready in case I am sick. Thanks!

    • SGS Rawkstar 11.19.2015 at 10:56 am #

      Hi Angie,

      Our All-Natural Remedy will keep in your fridge for several months. I usually keep mine for about 3-4 months, so I have it on hand all winter long!

      Cheers to healthy + happy cold and flu season!

  6. Claudia 11.18.2015 at 9:23 am #

    I love all of your recipes! I have a question for you, what would be the difference between using raw organic honey and raw manukah honey?

    • SGS Rawkstar 11.19.2015 at 10:55 am #

      Hi Claudia,

      Great question! Manukah honey is specifically from New Zealand and Australia and is the only honey approved for medical treatment. It also has higher antioxidant levels compared to other raw honeys.

      Hope this helps!

Leave a Reply