The weather is starting to cool and the rains have returned here after a long, hot drought. Awesome Daughter is fighting her first cold of the season complete with sore throat, stuffy nose, upset tummy and mild fever. Lemon Ginger & Honey to the rescue! Last night Awesome Hubby picked up the ingredients for us and we whipped together a jar of this mighty stuff. I added one of the “made with love” lids I found at the dollar store for some additional TLC.
This remedy can be found all over the internet, I take no credit for its invention! I’ve been using it for 15 years now and I keep a jar in the fridge all winter. I even bring one to the office with me too. The first sign of a sniffle, sore throat or chill and I head straight to the kitchen. Just add a teaspoon to hot water to make a delicious, warming tea that boosts immunity and soothes symptoms. The syrup will keep in the fridge for about a month. It can be made with cold water too for a refreshing drink.
Honey is soothing and hydrating to a sore throat, the natural sugars are an energy boost and it has natural antibacterial properties. Lemon is packed with vitamin C and is a natural antiseptic. Ginger clears the sinuses, relieves nausea, reduces inflammation and warms you up from the inside.
Lemon Ginger Honey Remedy
- Whole Fresh Lemon
- Piece of Fresh Ginger, to taste (I use a thumb sized piece)
- Honey, Raw if available
How to Make Remedy:
Slice the lemon into small pieces with the peel intact. Peel and slice/crush the ginger. Pack the lemon and ginger into a clean mason jar or glass container. Fill the jar with honey. Leave in the fridge to allow the ingredients to mingle. That was quick!
How to Use Remedy:
Remove jar from fridge and stir to mix the separated lemon juice and honey. Add 1 teaspoon to a cup of hot water for a soothing tea. Drink as required.
**Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. I am simply sharing my personal opinions and a recipe I use to keep my family healthy and soothe them through illness. Nothing is more important than health! Please use common sense and seek advice from a qualified medical professional when it comes to taking care of your family’s health. Always do your own research before relying on the beliefs of a blogger, no matter how awesome she might be 🙂