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.

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.

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

  1. susan 12.20.2014 at 11:45 am #

    How long do I need to let it sit before using it?

  2. Tricia 12.20.2014 at 10:38 am #

    I was wondering the same….how long does it keep in the fridge?

  3. Deanna 12.20.2014 at 9:06 am #

    How long will this keep in the fridge?

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