Saturday, February 6, 2016

Cold and Flu Fighting Honey Lemon Ginger Tea

Last week my daughter was fighting a nasty cold with a fever and congestion. I made her this tea and forced it down her. Within 24-48 hours she was feeling much better. She said the tea was a bit spicy for her due to the ginger, but I made her at least drink a little bit of it. 

I also gave her several doses of Cold CalmI can not say enough good things about Cold Calm. I LOVE it. Whenever someone in my home needs to kick a cold fast this is my go to. 

I decided to drink several cups of tea myself to prevent catching her cold. So far so good. 

Ginger and honey are both wonderful antivirals that will help support the body when it is trying to fight off a cold or the flu. Not to mention ginger is an anti-inflammatory which helps with swollen nasal passages and congestion.  

This is a super simple recipe. If you can boil water you can make this. 

Cold and Flu Ginger Tea 

1/4-1/2 inch fresh ginger shredded or chopped
1/2 fresh lemon juiced
1-2 teaspoons honey or to taste

Fill a small coffee cup with water to measure then pour the water into a small pan. Place the shredded ginger in the water and simmer about 5 minutes. 

Strain the water back into the coffee cup and add lemon juice and honey. 

Please make sure you do not give this tea to children younger then 1 year old due to the honey on it. I am not a doctor and can not claim any health benefits. I am just a mom sharing what has worked for us.

This post contains affiliate links

No comments:

Post a Comment