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This Honey and lemon drink or tea is a perfect remedy for cold, cough, sore throat or just a simple tea to sip on a cold night. This homemade hot drink is made with 3 simple ingredients and it’s ready in 5 minutes! Good for children and adults alike.
I mentioned in my hot toddy recipe that I have a version of this hot drink without any alcohol and it’s safe to give to my children. Honey and lemon tea is hardly a recipe but it is highly effective for a cold, cough or even sore throat.
Today’s post is by no means discouraging you from treating common cold with medicine. If you are in the UK, you would agree with me that you get sent home empty-handed 90% of the time when you go to the hospital or your GP with cold. You are simply told there is no cure for cold and they would also discourage you from using cough syrup as it mostly contains sugar.
Because of the above, I don’t go to the GP for cold or cough except I have had it for over a week. I tend to nurse myself back to good health by making this simple lemon honey ginger drink and keep hydrated. It is a great home remedy for a common cold, not only does it require a handful of ingredients, it contains natural ingredients and it is very quick to make too.
Honey Lemon Ginger Tea Health Benefits
All the ingredients in this hot drink are natural which would boost your immune system to help fight a common cold.
Honey is very useful in weight management. It is high in antioxidants that aid better health and sleep, it is good for the heart, skin and your general well being. Honey is syrupy in nature which makes it a good alternative to use while nursing cold, cough or sore throat. It would sooth the back of your throat and it reduces or calms any irritation on the throat.
Honey is a good swap for sugar or refined sugar but just like every other thing in life, too much of honey can make you sick and so it should be consumed in moderation. Even the Bible supports this too proverb 25:16.
Please note honey should not be given to a child under 1.
Ginger has many beneficial properties that are great for the body. Just like turmeric, it is a great anti-inflammatory and high in antioxidant. It reduces muscle pain and soreness. Ginger is great for cold, cough, reduces nausea and aid digestion.
Lemons are generally known for its nutritional value of vitamin C, it contains flavonoid. When you have a cold, you may have heard someone say go and take some vitamin C tablets because lemon just like any other citrus fruit contains Vitamin C and when used to treat cold, it can reduce your symptoms to the bare minimum. It also contains antioxidant just like the rest of the ingredients used in lemon honey ginger tea. Lemon has been known to aid weight loss too and to aid digestion.
Ginger, lemon and honey have great antioxidants properties, they are great for skin, aid digestion, boost your immune system which makes them a perfect cold remedy.
How To Make Honey And Lemon Drink
Prepare the ingredients and bring water to a boil
To a cup add sliced ginger and muddle with a honey dipper, add honey, lemon juice then pour the hot water and mix to combine. Add a few slices of the lemon to the cup, and steep for about 3 minutes and serve.
What Type Of Honey For Cough
It is recommended that you use honey first to treat a cold rather than reaching for medicine or cough syrup. Honey would reduce your cough symptoms and soothe the back of your throat and would reduce your symptoms greatly too.
You can use any natural honey from the manuka honey to the store brand to treat cold.
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Honey and Lemon Drink Recipe
- 1 tablespoon honey or more to sweeten
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 3 cm piece root ginger thinly sliced
- Hot water about 200ml per person
- Prepare the ingredients and bring water to a boil
- To a cup add thinly sliced ginger and muddle with a honey dipper (this step is optional), add honey, lemon juice then pour the hot water and mix to combine. Add a few slices of the lemon to the cup, and steep for about 3 minutes and serve. Do not serve a hot drink to children and honey should not be given to a child under one.
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