Lemon, Ginger and Honey : All-Natural Remedy

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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.

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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.

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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


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1. Slice lemons and ginger.

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

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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.

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4. Store in the refrigerator. Over time, the mixture will start to turn into a loose jelly.

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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.

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

  1. Theressa 2.5.2016 at 5:19 am #

    This has to be the yummiest cold and flu remedy EVER!

    I could totally substitute my “rather generous” coffee intake with this delicious drink. Is there a maximum daily dosage or have I finally found a way to get off my caffeine-crack?

  2. Casey 2.1.2016 at 9:10 am #

    How long can this stay in the fridge to be used? Love the idea!!

    • SGS Rawkstar 2.1.2016 at 9:16 am #

      Hi Casey,

      Thanks for reaching out! Our All-Natural Remedy will keep in your fridge for up to two months.

  3. Jeanette 1.30.2016 at 11:04 pm #

    Is it ok to use accasia honey? It has the least taste of honey and my kids like it better. Thank you so much for this health boosting recipe. I will definitely try this and keep a jar in my fridge all the time all year round!

    • SGS Rawkstar 2.1.2016 at 8:52 am #

      Hi Jeanette,

      Of course! Acacia honey is a great choice when making our All-Natural Remedy. We do suggest ensuring your honey is raw for it’s major nutritional benefits!

  4. Cjames 1.20.2016 at 6:22 am #

    Doesn’t pouring hot water over raw honey render it inert (kill the beneficial enzymes, etc.)?

    • SGS Rawkstar 1.20.2016 at 9:07 am #

      Hi Cjames,

      Thank you for reaching out + sharing your concern. Yes, heating honey to high temperatures as seen in pasteurization will lower the raw honey’s enzyme and nutrient level. We suggest using hot, not boiling water, which will have limited effects on the honey’s benefits compared to the temperature levels you may see in pasteurization or industrial processing.

      Hope this helps!

  5. Jeanne 1.18.2016 at 11:33 am #

    Can you use ground ginger?

    • SGS Rawkstar 1.18.2016 at 5:46 pm #

      Hi Jeanne,

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

      • Jeanne 1.18.2016 at 6:20 pm #

        Thank you!

  6. Nancie L 1.17.2016 at 5:35 pm #

    This stuff is amazing. Seriously. I had been sick (varying degrees of “I don’t feel good” to “I might die”) for going on 4 weeks. I made this, started taking it twice/day and started feeling significantly better after 1 day. No lie. We now keep a jar of it in the fridge at all times and have a (in my husband’s words) “cup of immunity” every night. Haven’t been sick since.

    • SGS Rawkstar 1.18.2016 at 8:09 am #

      Hi Nancie,

      We love hearing that, and especially love hearing that you’re feeling great! Cheers to health + happiness! :)

  7. Missy 1.16.2016 at 2:44 pm #

    How long does this last in the fridge? I blasted through my first batch shortly after I made it. So I made a second batch but it has been sitting for weeks. Is it still OK?

    • SGS Rawkstar 1.18.2016 at 8:08 am #

      Hi Missy,

      Great question! Our All-Natural Cold + Flu Remedy will keep in your fridge for up to two months!

      Cheers :)

  8. Murielle 1.7.2016 at 9:48 am #


    How long does the lemon, ginger and honey has to be in the jar before I could use some of it. 1, 2, 3 days or more.


    • SGS Rawkstar 1.7.2016 at 11:15 am #

      Hi Murielle,

      No need to wait! I know I can’t when I make this recipe! Once assembled, enjoy!

      Cheers :)

  9. Arlene 1.4.2016 at 11:19 am #

    The raw honey that I buy is not very liquid. More of a solid.
    Should I heat it first, or buy liquid honey for this?

    • SGS Rawkstar 1.4.2016 at 11:54 am #

      Hi Arlene,

      Finding your honey pretty thick? Simply use the blade of a kitchen knife to move the lemon and ginger around and make room for it.

      Hope this helps!

  10. Lauren 1.3.2016 at 10:13 am #

    My husband has the flu, made his first smoothie with a variation of these ingredients and he loved it. 2 cups spinach, 2 cups water, 1″ ginger, 1/2 lemon 1 orange and 2 tbsp honey.

    • SGS Rawkstar 1.3.2016 at 2:48 pm #

      Hi Lauren,

      Oh no! Sending him plenty of healing vibes!

  11. Yas 1.1.2016 at 1:17 am #

    Thanks for getting back to me so quickly! One more thing;is it important to fill the jar to the very top for the start? I’m pretty sure my jar is too big for the honey I bought. wondering if I should give it a go as it is or go out and by some more! Love, love,love the pre-work out smoothie by the way:)

    • SGS Rawkstar 1.1.2016 at 4:58 am #

      Hi Yas,

      Great question! No need to fill the jar to the very top. Simply ensure that your honey reaches the top of your ingredients to start and then you’re all set!

      Cheers :)

  12. Kim 12.31.2015 at 6:00 pm #

    Love this recipe. I made two batches one for my family and one for my mom. I have had a cup every night for the last few nights. Its very calming. My kids who are 4 and 8 beg me for their own cups!! I think I will have to make this once a week. Thanks so much!! Going to buy the 5 pound jar of raw honey from the farm next week. I also told our dietician at work about it.

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