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


lemon, ginger and honeyn

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.


Wanna stay healthy all-year-long?

21DAY_meals
And if you’re ready to take your healthy eating journey to the next level, check out our 21-day cleanse: Fresh Start 21. We make healthy taste oh-so-good with weekly meal plans created by a holistic nutritionist!

Enter your name and email below to join our FREE 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge. Drinking one green smoothie a day, helps keep colds and flus away. Seriously.

Tags: , , , , , ,

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

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. すっぱ甘いのが癖になる♪ 【レモンのはちみつ漬け】の手作りレシピ&アレンジ集 | GarbWeeks - 4.29.2015

    […] 出典: simplegreensmoothies.com […]

  2. Health Benefits of Ginger and Ginger Tea - 4.14.2015

    […] recipe from Simple Green Smoothies combines ginger, lemon and honey to create an all-natural flu-fighting remedy. I’ll […]

Leave a Reply