Lemon, ginger and honey : All-natural remedy

lemon, ginger and honey

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.

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: 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 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.


  • 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.

lemon, honey, ginger

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

lemon, ginger and honey
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 refrigerator. Over time, the mixture will start to 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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204 Responses to “Lemon, ginger and honey : All-natural remedy”

  1. rachek 9.30.2015 at 3:42 pm #

    i made the flu remedy a few days ago. the honey is now a much thinner consistency, but the lemon and ginger seem too firm to scoop out a piece. will they get softer and jelly like? or should they just be cut into small bits that are easy to scoop out with a spoonful?

    • SGS Rawkstar 9.30.2015 at 6:14 pm #

      Hi Rachek,

      Thanks for reaching out! The lemon + ginger will soften over time, but if you’re finding the remedy hard to scoop slicing the lemon + ginger into smaller pieces may help!

      Cheers to health, happiness, + leafy greens!

  2. Carol 9.23.2015 at 3:38 pm #

    Hi, I made this yesterday and was curious if you continue to keep the ginger and lemons in the jar while storing it in the refrigerator? Thanks!

    • SGS Rawkstar 9.24.2015 at 4:59 am #

      Hi Carol,

      Yes! Keep everything in a sealed container in your refrigerator! Over time the ingredients will turn into a jelly, perfect for scooping up a small amount + adding to your warm water!

      Here’s to keeping healthy during cold + flu season!

  3. Nubian Queen 4.27.2015 at 8:35 am #

    How long does the 12once is good for once in the refrigerator

    • SGS Rawkstar 4.27.2015 at 6:23 pm #

      Hi Nubian Queen,

      This great cold + flu remedy will keep in the fridge for months!

  4. Tone Grønvold 3.16.2015 at 3:58 am #

    Hey, for how long to you leav it until you can use it?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 3.16.2015 at 5:06 am #

      Feel free to use it right away. :) Enjoy!

  5. Cheryl 3.10.2015 at 9:11 pm #

    Thanks for this recipe. Seem something like it years ago but never thought of making it like this for multiple uses. Y’all are simply wonderful. Love your website and Facebook page. I hope to soon sign on for your 21 day challenge. Have tried a few of your green smoothies and love them.

    Thanks for all y’all do. Oh yeah from Georgia lol

  6. Missy C 3.5.2015 at 6:54 am #

    I am not a fan of fresh ginger but this is wonderful! It will definitely be something I keep on hand at all times. I just had one cup so far but I loved it. It is very soothing and refreshing. Thanks for the recipe!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 3.6.2015 at 9:56 am #


  7. Lisa 2.17.2015 at 2:55 pm #

    Do you use the resulting liquid to make the tea or put a scoop of the lemon/ginger/honey mixture into your tea cup. Also if you do use the liquid could you just keep adding honey when the liquid is gone or would it be better to start over from scratch?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 2.18.2015 at 9:09 am #

      Hi Lisa.

      What I do is take one scoop of honey, lemon and ginger and place it in my cup with warm water. I would suggest not adding more honey, but to start from scratch when it done. It you cut your lemon into small enough slices, it should end all at the same time.

  8. Isabel 2.4.2015 at 7:06 pm #

    I’ve been making something similar which can help with arthritis. In a large mug put 1 heaped teaspoon each of cinnamon and organic turmeric, a piece of fresh ginger (thumb size), which I grate with a micro grater to get about 2 teaspoons of pulp and juice, juice of a lemon or lime, honey to taste. Top up with boiling water, stir well and drink.
    It forms a jelly like consistency when cool. Flavour wise it packs a punch, so you could get 2 mugfuls out of it. All good stuff! (Careful with turmeric, it stains everything!)

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 2.5.2015 at 11:35 am #

      Hey Isabel! You rock! Thanks for sharing! Cheers to health!

  9. Paula 2.2.2015 at 1:36 pm #

    I purchased raw unfiltered honey and it looks like paste is this right??

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 2.2.2015 at 3:57 pm #

      Yes, it is a lot thicker, than ‘normal honey’ that we are used to.

  10. JoAnn 1.30.2015 at 11:25 am #

    can you make this in an old pickle jar?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 1.30.2015 at 8:01 pm #

      Totally! Just make sure you wash it out. :)

  11. Dorothy 1.27.2015 at 6:07 pm #

    hello! I just made this about an hour again. I want to know how long it takes to turn to jelly?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 1.28.2015 at 7:10 am #

      Hey Dorothy.

      With in a week if should start to slowly turn. :)

  12. Bartlett 1.25.2015 at 6:50 pm #

    Does anyone know how many carbs would be in this per serving? My 6 yr old daughter is diabetic so I have to be careful what I give her And count her carbs.. she would really enjoy this. She has bad asthma so winters are really hard on her. She always seems to get bronchitis in the winter months.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 2.2.2015 at 8:30 pm #

      Hi Bartlett.

      Thanks for reaching out. What type of honey are you using?

      • Bam 8.30.2015 at 9:32 am #


        What type or brand of honey do u use?

      • SGS Rawkstar 8.31.2015 at 7:33 am #

        Hi Bam,

        I personally love reaching for raw local honey! My neighbor keeps bees!

        Cheers :)

  13. Lana 1.21.2015 at 11:54 am #

    Hi there! So looking at this all I see as far as measurents is how much ginger to use. I could probably figure it out but the mason jar size isn’t listed either. It is just based on filling whatever size you are using? Feeling clueless lol! Thanks!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 1.21.2015 at 6:33 pm #

      Hi Lana.

      Thanks for reaching out. Does this help?

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

    • Lana 1.23.2015 at 7:43 am #

      Turns out it was my browser not showing amounts. Was able to see it on my iPad

  14. Patricia 1.20.2015 at 8:31 am #

    This may sound weird but I don’t have any lemons, can I use a grapefruit. Would that work as a substitute? Thank you

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 1.21.2015 at 6:32 am #

      Hey Patricia. I haven’t used grapefruit before, but it is always worth a try. Do you have limes?

  15. Donna 1.19.2015 at 11:30 pm #

    Joined your site 20-January 2015 was unable to find the recipe for this smoothie with lemom giner and honey. Please send it to me. I have had bronchitis for two months had three different antibiotics, a shot, and cough syrup. Began with a sinus infection, bronchitis, bronichal puemonia. Please helpp me. Open to any suggestions.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 1.20.2015 at 7:31 am #

      Hey Donna.

      Thanks for reaching out + hope you feel better soon. Have you tried the above recipe in warm water. That is the only recipe I can think of on our site with lemon, ginger, and honey. Here is a green smoothie recipe we call the flu fighter:

      2 cups fresh kale
      1 1⁄2 cups water
      1 banana
      2 oranges, peeled
      1 cup strawberries

      Here is another recipe you might enjoy:
      2 cups fresh spinach
      2 cups almond milk,unsweetened
      1 banana
      2 apples, any variety,
      core removed
      1⁄2-inch fresh ginger, peeled


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