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, 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.

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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91 Responses to “Lemon, ginger and honey : All-natural remedy”

  1. Janene 10.20.2014 at 8:39 pm #

    Do you peel the ginger?

  2. Julie 10.19.2014 at 8:35 am #

    How much raw honey to use for your recipe? (Lemon, Honey, Ginger for
    Cold and Flu Remedy).

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 10.20.2014 at 12:46 pm #

      Hey Julie.

      Once the lemon and ginger are inside, fill the rest of your 12oz. cup up with Raw Honey. :) (Possible 6-8 ounces, depending on the size of your lemons and ginger) Hope that helps.

  3. Kathleen 10.14.2014 at 6:25 am #

    Can I take this if not sick? Then if I get sick it won’t work? Is it a preventative mix? Thanks

  4. Marcia 10.8.2014 at 5:37 am #

    The photograph shows clear honey, but the raw honey is not clear and does not pour. Should I warm the raw honey so that it pours?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 10.10.2014 at 7:18 pm #

      Hey Marcia.

      If you need to warm your raw honey to pour it, go for it. :)

  5. beckythegeek 10.8.2014 at 12:25 am #

    Thanks for this idea. It worked a treat for me while pregnant as being so limited to medication etc. Im making it for my family as little gifts too! X

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 10.8.2014 at 4:58 am #

      Great idea to make it for family! :) Hope they enjoy it too. :)

  6. Theresa Rode 10.6.2014 at 5:51 pm #

    Does this need to be in a glass jar? I don’t have a mason jar and want to start it asap!!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 10.6.2014 at 7:49 pm #

      Good question. We have only made this in glass, maybe someone from our community can answer this question. I would suggest a sealed container, if you don’t have a mason jar. :)

      • kat 10.10.2014 at 3:40 am #

        I have bought individual mason jars at Dollar Tree so you don’t have to spend a fortune on a ton of them. If you don’t have a Dollar Tree, other dollar stores should have some sort of glass containers with lids. :)

  7. Elaine 10.4.2014 at 5:47 am #

    After you add all 3 ingredients to the water do you use a sieve to remove the ginger and Lemon or do they soften up enough to eat?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 10.6.2014 at 6:17 am #

      Hey Elaine. Great question. You can keep them in there and it will turn into more of a jelly form. :)

  8. Lee Lee 9.18.2014 at 7:04 pm #

    Can you give this a waterbath and can for a longer shelf life?

  9. Jeanne 9.14.2014 at 12:38 pm #

    How long will this keep in the fridge?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 9.16.2014 at 6:24 am #

      Hey Jeanne.

      You can store it in the fridge for 2 months. :)

  10. Megan 9.13.2014 at 8:20 am #

    How long does it take to turn into a jelly?
    Thank you.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 9.16.2014 at 6:24 am #

      Good morning Megan.

      You don’t have to wait for it to turn into jelly to use it, you can use it immediately and can store for up to two months. Hope this helps. :)

      • kat 10.10.2014 at 3:35 am #

        Thank you!!! I was wondering the same thing as my 5 year old woke up with a NASTY cold.

  11. Atly 9.2.2014 at 1:31 am #

    Can I Crush the Ginger & Lemon in Mixer grinder & then use paste with honey.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 9.2.2014 at 7:05 am #

      Hey Atly.

      Thanks for your comment. The Ginger and Lemon mixed with the honey make paste. Hope that helps. You can always try it by blending first and see if it works. :)

  12. shajman 8.27.2014 at 1:54 pm #

    I wana know wak al r d benifits of havin dis syrup plz sae n how to use as per

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 8.28.2014 at 10:13 am #

      Hey Shajman.

      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.

  13. Marlene 8.26.2014 at 6:40 pm #

    Can you take the lemon peel off or should you keep it on?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 8.27.2014 at 5:33 am #

      Hey Marlene!

      We leave the peel on, but if you prefer the peel off, go for it. (The peel does have health enzymes in it.)

    • Jen Hansard 8.27.2014 at 4:10 pm #

      I have been getting organic Meyer lemons and leave the peel on it. Once the tea is gone, I chew on the lemon (and peel). It tastes delicious!

  14. 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! :)

  15. 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. :)

  16. 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.

  17. 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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