Get Well Soon: Lemon Ginger Tea

Success!! The boyfriend is no longer sick and I dodged the bullet entirely thanks in no small part to this tea! I literally made pot after pot of it. It’s just so much stronger and fresher than what you get from a tea bag that you won’t want to go back.

And it’s especially great for colds that give you a stuffy head, scratchy throat and sinus pressure. Why?

1. The lemon juice is full of Vitamin C and phytochemicals, which help boost your immune system.

2. Like any tea, the warm liquid helps loosen congestion in your head.

3. Honey helps sooth your throat.

4. Ginger stimulates circulation and is a diaphoretic, which means it brings heat into the body and causes you to sweat. This helps flush out bacteria and other toxins through the skin.

5. Staying hydrated helps reduce fever and replace fluids lost to sweating.

Added BONUS: You can also use it for gargling. Just add a big pinch of salt to a mug full of warm tea and gargle as you normally would.

But this drink is not just for sick people. It’s makes a delicious tea for the fall and winter months and I drink it cold in the summer and spring. To jazz it up, I just drop in frozen raspberries and mint. Then you have a gorgeous and refreshing drink to serve.


3-inch chunk ginger, peeled and grated or finely chopped
6 cups water
2 T. honey
Juice 1 lemon

Bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to low and add ginger. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Strain ginger chucks out with a sieve and pour tea into a thermos or pot. Add lemon juice and honey.

Extras: Add pinch of salt to a mug full of the tea and gargle with it! Also, the boiled ginger becomes much milder and can be nice to eat as well.

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