Sabtu, 30 Juli 2016

Recipe: Lemon, Garlic, Ginger, and Honey Tea

When cough, sore throat, cold/flu kicks in, I try to treat it naturally and avoid over-the-counter medicines. We boost our immune system mainly through eating healthy, but the occasional cough, sore throat, and cold/flu is inevitable and the first thing I make to ease the symptoms is by drinking ginger tea, which is water sweetened with honey or palm sugar (a natural sweetener) with tons of fresh grated ginger. When I feel a more persistent one coming, I add lemon and garlic to it for their amazing healing properties:

Ginger warms the body, speeds up circulation, and helps to decongest.

Lemon balances the body's pH, thins mucus, and make the body less hospitable to viruses and bacteria.


Garlic in itself is a powerful herb to fight infections. It is an effective decongestants and contains antioxidant flavanoids and has anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties.

Raw honey is antiviral and antibacterial, which helps the immune system fight infection.

So this is how you can make your own lemon, garlic, ginger, and honey tea at home.

Ingredients

5-8 cloves of garlic, crushed and peeled
1/4 - 1 tsp of grated fresh ginger (start little if you are not used to taking raw ginger)
2 cups of water
1 lemon
Raw honey

Directions

Boil 2 cups of water. Put in garlic and ginger and let it sit in boiled water for 10-15 minutes. Add the juice from one lemon. Add honey to taste.

Drink it throughout the day. Best when served warm. You can put it in a thermos to keep warm.

Other Resources

Try making homamde vapor rub for external application to warm the body and relieve congestion naturally.