Our friends at Home With Her share their favorite home remedy for seasonal sniffles: lemon ginger tea.
Now that the holidays are over and the winter season is in full gear, you’re more likely to feel run down or catch a cold. Lemon ginger tea is a great supplement to a healthy diet and lots of rest to keep your immunity strong. Ginger is commonly used to help aid with digestion, nausea, motion sickness, and headaches so this warming ingredient is a bit of a powerhouse in itself.
Crushing and steeping it into a tea can help prevent any onset signs of a cold or flu. Squeeze in some lemons, which are high in vitamin C then add in some raw honey which is antibacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and high in antioxidants. It’s a simple remedy to make anytime you feel your body needs some extra TLC. If you like ginger like myself you might find yourself making it just for fun as it’s so tasty, warming and energizing.
INGREDIENTS (makes 2 cups):
- Peel and grate/mince the ginger. Ginger is pretty powerful and potent so a little goes a long way. I typically grate a piece about 2″ long.
- Cut a few thin slices lemon and ginger and muddle it together in the bottom of the pot.
- Squeeze in the juice of one lemon.
- Add roughly 3-4 cups of water into the pot and simmer on low for about 15 minutes.
- Add in the honey (personal preference)and sip immediately.
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