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Lemon, ginger and honey : All-natural remedy

lemon, ginger and honey

As the weather get 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.

I recently made this all natural cold and flu remedy to be prepared 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 tablespoon, add hot water and enjoy some delicious and soothing tea.

Lemon: High in vitamin C, which is an antioxidant vital to a strong immune system and neutralize the activity of free radicals in the body, reducing the inflammation and swelling caused by free radicals in the body.

Ginger: Promotes a healthy sweating that aids in the detoxification of the body, which is often helpful when you have a cold or flu. Ginger is also helpful for settling upset stomachs, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and cold sweating.

Honey: Soothes a sore throats, making it an effective and natural cough suppressant. Honey may also boost the body’s immune system by aiding in the production of white blood cells. 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 in a Jar

You can make this immunity boosting, body soothing concoction ahead of time and store in the fridge. Keeps for months when refrigerated.

Ingredients


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

Directions


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1. Slice lemons and ginger.

lemon, honey, ginger

2. Place the lemon and ginger slices in the mason jar, alternativing 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.


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


5. When you are in need of some soothing tea, scoop 2-3 tablespoons into a mug full of hot water. Allow to seep for 3-4 minutes and sip away.

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  5. Alelie 7.8.2014 at 8:41 am #

    Would it be ok to use turmeric instead of ginger? Or aside from the ginger can i add turmeric to the recipe?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 7.9.2014 at 5:01 am #

      YES! Please do, if you prefer turmeric over ginger! :)

  6. Celestine 7.1.2014 at 6:53 pm #

    Are lemon and honey important for sore throat ? If it really useful for sore throat i’m happy to follow this ideas in this post. Thanks for your advice!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 7.2.2014 at 7:39 am #

      Hello Celestine!

      Lemon: High in vitamin C, which is an antioxidant vital to a strong immune system and neutralize the activity of free radicals in the body, reducing the inflammation and swelling caused by free radicals in the body.

      Ginger: Promotes a healthy sweating that aids in the detoxification of the body, which is often helpful when you have a cold or flu. Ginger is also helpful for settling upset stomachs, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and cold sweating.

      Honey: Soothes a sore throats, making it an effective and natural cough suppressant. Honey may also boost the body’s immune system by aiding in the production of white blood cells. 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.

      Hope that helps. :)

  7. Alice 6.11.2014 at 4:42 am #

    Can I take a slice of lemon and ginger and a tbsp of the liquid to make a hot drink? I read somewhere that leaving the lemon inside the jar will have a bitter taste. is it true? do I have to use raw honey? or jus normal honey from the supermarket?

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan 6.11.2014 at 7:13 am #

      Hi Alice,
      You make take a slice of lemon and ginger if you’d like. We prefer raw honey because it is unprocessed. Many honeys that aren’t classified as “raw” are usually processed.

  8. Fiona 3.23.2014 at 7:38 pm #

    I just made the recipe, except I used the regular honey we had around the house: it’s all natural but it’s not labelled raw. Will it still work?
    Thanks for the recipe, can’t wait to try it!

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan 3.24.2014 at 9:43 am #

      Seems like it should work fine, Fiona!

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