Ginger Tea is the perfect homemade tea on a cold winter day when you feel the flu or a cold starting to creep up on you. It’s like homemade medicine – packed with anti-inflammatory and antibacterial benefits and vitamin C. It’s also incredibly easy to make. Ginger has amazing anti-inflammatory properties and really helps sore throats. Honey, especially raw honey like manuka honey is highly anti-bacterial, fighting off bacterial infections that result in inflamed throats. I make this tea every time I fell a cold creeping up my back – even when it hasn’t even broken out yet. It’s my go-to homemade medicine, and it tastes amazing and only uses fresh, natural ingredients. Give it a try, next time you’re feeling a bit under the weather.
Health benefits in this ginger lemon tea:
– calcium (important for bone, teeth, muscle and nerve health)
– iron (important for healthy red blood cells that transport oxygen through your body)
– vitamin C (good for your immune system, tissue health)
– 1 large piece of ginger
– 4 cups (1000ml) water
– 2 lemons
– 4 tbsp (60ml) honey
- Slice the ginger with the skin and put it into a large saucepan filled with the 1000ml water.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium and let it simmer for about 30 minutes.
- Remove from the heat, and add the juice of the lemons and the honey.
- Stir well and enjoy hot.