Lemon, Ginger and Honey : All-Natural Remedy

All-Natural Cold/Flu Remedy

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. That’s why I’ve come to rely on this awesome all-natural cold/flu remedy.

Lemon Ginger and Honey All-Natural Remedy For Cold and Flu

I recently made this concoction of fresh lemon, ginger, and honey 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.

Honey, Ginger, and Lemon Natural Remedy

All-Natural Cold/Flu Remedy

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.

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.

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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.

ALL-NATURAL COLD/FLU REMEDY

Course: Drinks
Prep Time: 10 minutes
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.
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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

Instructions

  1. Slice lemons and ginger.
  2. Place the lemon and ginger slices in the mason jar, alternating layers of each.
  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—be sure to scoop whole pieces of ginger and lemon. Allow to steep for 3-4 minutes and sip away.


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

  1. Dana 1.28.2017 at 8:33 am #

    Do you think that it is safe to can?

    • SGS Rawkstar 1.30.2017 at 4:37 am #

      Hi Dana,

      I love to can! During the fall my house is packed with apples, tomatoes, pumpkin…you name it! But because of the risks, I’d suggest making this recipe + keeping it in your refrigerator for up to two months instead of canning.

  2. Barbara 1.26.2017 at 1:03 am #

    Hello!

    This drink seems super delicious and the photos are nice.

    The actual health benefit is questionable though, because 2 out of 3 ingredients lose their immune system benefits when dissolved in hot water.

    Another thing is that ascorbic acid (vitamin C) in lemon is fairly unstable, and keeping it in a fridge destroys it too.

    Please consider preparing fresh mixture and dissolving it in cold water for an actual helth effect.

    • SGS Rawkstar 1.30.2017 at 4:35 am #

      Hi Barbara,

      We love hearing from our community. And while we love our recipes it’s always good to hear others opinions + insight.

  3. Mytwocents 1.17.2017 at 12:12 pm #

    Over how much time in the fridge before it’s ready to use?

    • SGS Rawkstar 1.18.2017 at 6:06 pm #

      Hi Mytwocents,

      No need to wait. Once you’ve assembled your ingredients, feel free to enjoy right away!

  4. Ana 1.13.2017 at 8:18 am #

    I made and it’s amazing. I’m loving it.

    It’s delicious and help me to treat my through.

    Thanks!

    • SGS Rawkstar 1.18.2017 at 6:05 pm #

      Hi Ana,

      YAY! We’re so happy to hear you’re loving our All-Natural Remedy. We love it too! Cheers to keeping cold + flu season at bay!

  5. Roslyn Rachel 1.13.2017 at 3:48 am #

    This looks awesome – ginger is one of my favourite flavours! Definitely need this at the moment in snowy London to boost my immune system!

    • SGS Rawkstar 1.13.2017 at 7:06 am #

      Hi Roslyn,

      We love this recipe + it’s immunity benefits. Hope it’s just what you need to avoid cold + flu season!

  6. Tisha Riman | The Nourished Mind 1.3.2017 at 9:58 am #

    This looks great!

    • SGS Rawkstar 1.4.2017 at 9:31 am #

      <3 <3 <3

  7. ChihYu 1.3.2017 at 7:07 am #

    Love your website and your recipes! I just signed up your 7-day cleanse challenge and am so excited about the program ! Thank you. :))

    • SGS Rawkstar 1.4.2017 at 9:31 am #

      Thanks for blendin’ with us, ChihYu!

  8. fern axelson 12.29.2016 at 3:38 pm #

    Thanks for your help

  9. fern axelson 12.29.2016 at 3:38 pm #

    I would like to beat the flu and build immunity naturally

  10. DogRiverDude 12.23.2016 at 9:02 pm #

    A fabulous recipe; drink it with hot water in lieu of (my first cup of) coffee every morning. THEN… on Friday evenings…
    – 30g of liquid
    – 1 heaping TBS Lemon/Ginger bits
    – 6oz White Wine
    – 4oz Ginger Ale
    Maaaaybe not the same health benifits but WOW!!! Thank you for this amazing go-to recipe!

    • SGS Rawkstar 12.26.2016 at 7:42 pm #

      Thanks for sharing, DogRiverDude!

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