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

  1. Kari 6.16.2016 at 7:47 am #

    I just wanted to leave a huge thank you to you for this post. I came across it many months ago early in a pregnancy when I got a cold and was seeking natural ways to soothe it. Now here I am, in literally my very last days of pregnancy once again sick (BOO), and remembered this post and made it and I swear it makes such a huge difference and truly works at a time where not much is comforting to me. My husband is even intrigued by it – and that says a lot. So all this blabble is just to say – thank you.

    • SGS Rawkstar 6.16.2016 at 1:34 pm #

      Hi Kari!

      Thank you so much for your kind words! So glad to hear this brought you some relief :). Huge congrats on your new little one!

      Thanks for being a part of our community! Take care :).

  2. Mz 6.12.2016 at 7:21 pm #

    Is the hunger, lemon and honey safe for 3 year old

    • SGS Rawkstar 6.13.2016 at 1:53 pm #

      Hi Mz!

      Since we are not health care professionals, we recommend speaking with your child’s pediatrician to determine if this mixture is safe for them, personally :). Everybody is so different.

      Take care!

  3. JONA 6.12.2016 at 6:54 pm #

    Is it ok to drink lemon ginger honey mixture to a pregnant woman ? Cause im pregnant and i have a cought for a few days . . And how many times do i have to drink this mixture in a day.. Thank you

    • SGS Rawkstar 6.13.2016 at 1:52 pm #

      Hi Jona!

      Since we are not health care professionals, we’d recommend speaking with your doctor to determine what is best for you at this time :).

      Take care!

  4. Grace 5.29.2016 at 2:24 am #

    Do I need to dried up the ginger & lemon after I wash it? Or I can just direct slice & drop the “after wash” ginger & lemon into the mason jar? Will it get mold?

    • SGS Rawkstar 5.30.2016 at 6:27 pm #

      Hi Grace,

      It’s a great idea to pat your lemon and ginger dry prior to slicing!

      Cheers! :)

  5. exercicio 4.29.2016 at 2:12 pm #

    I love lemon’ll love even more to this recipe. since it is a healthy food love sharing vees type quarreled revenue.

    • SGS Rawkstar 5.2.2016 at 8:51 am #

      We love lemon too! Thanks for reaching out!

  6. Alicia 4.5.2016 at 9:17 pm #

    Hi! I tried to make this twice and somehow it actually gets super liquid instead of jelly-like. I think it’s because all the juices of the lemon and ginger get mixed with the honey and turn everything into a liquid mix. Is that ok or am I doing something wrong? Also, how long do you leave the jar in the refrigerator before using this mix?

    • SGS Rawkstar 4.20.2016 at 7:54 am #

      Hi Alicia,

      Thanks for reaching out! Based on the type of honey or ripeness of the lemons in your recipe the consistency may vary. So don’t worry! And no need to wait, enjoy your all-natural remedy once you’ve combined all of the ingredients!


  7. SGS Rawkstar 3.31.2016 at 6:37 am #

    Hi Cathy,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to reach out + let us know! We will definitely look into this further!

    Thanks for being a rawkstar member of our SGS tribe! :)

  8. Harold Irving 3.28.2016 at 2:32 pm #

    This remedy sounds amazing, my question is I have acid reflux and am afraid to try the ginger I had a bad experience with it can you suggest a alternative to the ginger?

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.28.2016 at 6:20 pm #

      Hi Harold,

      Sensitive to ginger? No worries! Simply leave it out of this recipe. You’ll still receive the health benefits of lemon + raw honey. Or you can experiment with other spices that are easier on your acid reflux to adjust the flavor!

  9. Rina 3.25.2016 at 10:38 pm #

    how long does it take ? does it have an expiration ?
    my baby is only 1 year,can i take it for her ?

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.28.2016 at 6:18 pm #

      Hi Rina,

      Thank you so much for reaching out! This recipe is super simple to make and just takes a few minutes until you’re ready to enjoy. Once made, store in your refrigerator for up to two months, then it’s time to make another batch.

      Looking to share this remedy with your little one? We definitely suggest reaching out to your pediatrician to determine what’s best for their little body.

  10. Annie 3.24.2016 at 6:28 pm #

    As someone who has a cross-reactivity allergy to honey, is it possible to substitute it with something else? I find that the taste of agave tends to clash with ginger and lemon, but maybe coconut nectar or yacon syrup?

  11. Polly 3.17.2016 at 11:06 am #

    This is really on time for me. I’ve come down with a bit of a cold and I was trying to figure out what I could use to help my sore throat. Well, I added about a teaspoon of raw honey to my Morning Tonic this morning and it really did help. I’m thinking of making some extra Morning Tonic just so I can use it until I kick this cold.

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.18.2016 at 7:27 am #

      Hi Polly,

      Adding raw honey to your favorite hot beverages while fighting a cold is a great idea! We love how raw honey is a natural cough suppressant, while helping your body fight infection!

  12. Teresa 3.15.2016 at 3:20 pm #

    Hi, what kind of tea or home remedy do you recommend for digestive and colon cleanse?

  13. Shilpa 3.10.2016 at 7:52 pm #

    Love you SGS team. Love all the recipes and your attitude towards the whole program. Love how you answer all the queries. and justify to each and every questions. Thank you for everything I have learnt from you.

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.11.2016 at 6:50 am #

      Hi Shilpa,

      Thank you so much for all of your love + support! We’re so lucky to have you blendin’ with us!


  14. Crystal 3.9.2016 at 6:41 pm #

    I love this, but mine gets very runny. I haven’t used raw honey, is that why it doesn’t become a jelly like consistency?

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.10.2016 at 6:58 am #

      Hi Crystal,

      Great question! The type of honey will definitely effect the consistency of this recipe, so don’t worry if your All-Natural Remedy doesn’t thicken over time.

      Cheers :)

  15. Ben 3.8.2016 at 2:58 am #

    My name is Ben and I really got a bad back problem…and I was wondering, could this ginger medicine kinda help my back????


    • SGS Rawkstar 3.8.2016 at 6:55 am #

      Hi Ben

      Thanks for reaching out! The main purpose of our All-Natural Remedy is to help fight and keep cold and flu symptoms at bay. Do you know what’s causing your back pain? If it’s inflammation, ginger is a great option!!


      • Patricia 3.20.2016 at 8:18 pm #

        It inflammation try pineapple is good for inflammation.Buy at Wal-Mart the cherry tart juice is the best.If u on meds be careful and google it first.The organic one is very good no sugar.Try to stay away from sugar.Hope it will work for u.

  16. Fernanda 3.5.2016 at 10:32 pm #

    Thank you so much for this recipe- the tea is delicious! When I do not feel like drinking a cup of tea, I warm up a tablespoon of it in the microwave for a few seconds and voila!

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.6.2016 at 5:55 pm #

      Hi Fernanda,

      Love it! This is my go-to tea even when I’m not fighting a cold or the flu!

  17. Shaunte 3.5.2016 at 7:39 pm #

    What type of tea do you recommend?

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.6.2016 at 5:53 pm #

      Hi Shaunte,

      Looking for great tea options? We love reaching for dandelion root tea, dandelion leaf, calendula tea, and nettle tea! All of them are great for cleansing your body!

      Cheers :)

  18. Mary 2.29.2016 at 6:53 am #


    How long will this last?

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.6.2016 at 5:50 pm #

      Hi Mary,

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

      Cheers :)

  19. Devona 2.25.2016 at 12:25 pm #

    Does it have to be raw honey to still be effective?


    • SGS Rawkstar 2.26.2016 at 8:12 am #

      Hi Devona,

      Great question! While raw honey is packed with additional immunity boosting compounds to help fuel your body (because it hasn’t been pasteurized or heated to high temperatures), non-raw honey will still sweeten the remedy + provide a great coating for your throat to help with coughing.

      Hope this helps answer your question!

  20. Ashley 2.23.2016 at 3:30 pm #

    Can I use this for my 5 and 12 year old?

    • SGS Rawkstar 2.23.2016 at 5:17 pm #

      Hi Ashley,

      Thanks for reaching out! As we’re not doctors or nutritions we suggest reaching out to your children’s physician just to be certain!

      Cheers :)

    • Anna 4.25.2016 at 3:54 pm #

      My whole family uses this remedy, including my 7 and 15 year old kids.
      Assuming there is no individual allergies or sensitivities/ contraindications (due to some specific health issues), all the components are great.

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