Ginger Root and Lemon for Cold & Flu

December 10, 2018

Ginger Root and Lemon for Cold & Flu

We grow our own Ginger root and it is one of the best herbal remedies for throat irritations and cough.

This root is easily found fresh at your local grocery store.  Peel it with a vegetable peeler, slice it and store in fridge for up to a week or put it in the freezer.

Simmer 1-2  teaspoons of freshly grated or finely chopped root in one cup of water for 10 minutes.  Strain and add raw honey and lemon juice.

Sip your ginger tea as needed for throat relief.

Our family favorite is Ginger Lemonade!

It takes a little bit more time but you can make a large batch and have it handy all week. We will make a double batch to store in the fridge and then drink it hot or cold.  If your sick with a cold or flu, this has always made a huge difference for us.  If you have laryngitis, make this ahead, reheat and then keep it with you in an insulated tumbler to go cup. 

You will need:

1 cup of lemon juice. (Fresh squeezed is best)

4 cups of water (1 quart)

4-6 Tablespoons of fresh chopped ginger root. (We use 6 heaping Tbs)

1/2 cup of raw organic sugar (optional) or use Stevia

Raw honey to taste.

Put water in a pan and wait for it to come to a boil.  Add ginger root and turn down heat to a simmer.  Simmer for 15 minutes with lid on and then turn off the heat and take pan off the heat to sit and cool down.  Once it is cool enough, strain out the ginger pieces.  Add the sugar and honey while the water is still warm to dissolve.  Then stir in your lemon juice.  Done!   

Lemon is high in vitamin C, aids digestion and is antioxidant.  Ginger root offers anti-inflammatory properties and is an antioxidant.  This antibacterial drink could additionally help with nausea, upset tummy, digestive issues and shows to have anti-cancer properties.

Raw honey is antibacterial, antifungal, helps with digestion, antioxidant, helps sore throats, anti inflammatory benefits and full of vitamins and minerals.

And its tastes delicious!