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The bane of every parents existence_ the common cold! Our house has been a breeding ground for it this season. For a while, I called our place “germ central”. It’s a terrible, on-going cycle. Kenya gets a cold, then I get it, then my husband, then Kenya again and so it goes. Even the grandparents caught it from our little pride and joy over Thanksgiving this past year.

Well, I haven’t found the cure, but this drink seems to be on tap at our house this time of year. My husband and I have been drinking this potion for years and consider it to be a miracle for soothing a sore throat and clearing the head. And as I said, it’s really yummy tasting. Ginger is used in eastern medicine to treat bronchitis and other respiratory problems by loosening and expelling phlegm. Honey is fantastic for coating a sore throat and lemon juice is packed with vitamin C, a known cold remedy.

This homeopathic remedy is a lifesaver! If you don’t believe me, ask Kenya who, even when he’s not sick, asks for “hot tea” as frequently as other little ones would ask for juice. It’s really that delicious!


Ginger Lemon Honey Tea

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Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 Inch piece fresh ginger, peeled
  • 2 Cups water
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 2 Tbsp Honey, or to taste


  • Cut the ginger into disks.
  • Bring the water and ginger to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and let steep for 5-10 minutes.
  • Remove ginger from water.
  • Add the lemon juice and honey to the water and stir to dissolve honey.
  • Serve tea in mugs.
  • *Make sure to throughly cool for little ones before serving


Sodium: 10mg | Sugar: 18g | Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. I LOVED this tea, as did my two older girls (4 and 3); and now that we are experiencing cold weather already in MN, I am going to stock up on ginger, honey, and lemon 🙂

  2. Lots of PT making single servings! I make it in bulk and bottle it.

    Probably 1Kg of fresh ginger. Wash it and liquidise it with at least 1 litre cold water. Boil it up for 5 minutes, let it cool and then strain it through muslin into old wine (or Scotch!) bottles.

    Then, make a bunch of lemon syrup (recipe on demand – but using Xylitol instead of sugar!), and bottle that.

    Mix 50/50 in the bottom of a mug and add boiling water. Time will tell exactly how much you need to get it right (tastes differ).

    One day of PT, followed by many, many days of bliss (many times a day).

    Or, you can mix the lemon syrup/ginger muti 50/50 in a Scotch (or wine!) bottle and have it ready-mixed.

    Mine tastes at least as good as at the Java Coffee Shop at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (and that is saying something).

  3. My family all like this recipe in different ways. I prefer it hot and sweet. My husband likes it tart and he adds a dash of whiskey to it. My son likes it made into ice pops. And my daughter will only drink if mixed with ice cold sweet tea.

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