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Honey Lemon Ginger Tea

Immunity Booster Par Excellence

So Honey Lemon Ginger Tea is the family go-to either when we start living indoors more as winter closes in and we want to boost our immunity by drinking something hot and nutritious or when we have the sniffles or when everyone around us has the sniffles and we want to maximize our immune function.

I really love the simplicity and the combination of anti-bacterial honey and ginger with the vitamin C boost of the fresh lemon. It tastes great hot or cold. If you make a big batch you can chill it in the freezer and it lasts a LONG time. I’m not sure how long…. it has just never gone off, especially if you have removed the fresh lemon pieces. Lemon juice contains plenty of citric acid and vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, which is a powerful antioxidant that prevents spoilage and rotting.

For economy you could buy your fresh lemons in bulk when they are in season and chop them int 1/8ths to freeze and pop into your tea out of season. The fresh ginger can also be cubed and frozen or left as a whole root and scraped off with a sharp knife. Honey has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties so you shouldn’t have any storage problems.

Recipe For Honey Lemon Ginger Tea

(adjust to suit your taste)

1 Liter Teapot                                250 ml Mug

2-4 Lemons                                    1/2-1 Lemon

1/2 inch cube ginger                    1/4 inch cube ginger

chopped/smashed                        chopped/smashed

2 tbsp honey                                  1 tsp honey

1 liter hot water                            1 mug hot water

 

References: HONEY

1. Samarghandian S, Farkhondeh T, Samini F. Honey and Health: A Review of Recent Clinical Research. Pharmacognosy Res. 2017;9(2):121–127. doi:10.4103/0974-8490.204647

2. Berkheiser K. 7 Health Benefits of Manuka Honey, Based on Science. www.healthline.com/nutrition/manuka-honey-uses-benefits accessed 1 Feb 2020

LEMON

3. Sorice A, Guerriero E, Capone F et al. Ascorbic Acid: Its Role in Immune System and Chronic Inflammation Diseases. Mini Rev Med Chem. 14 (5), 444-52 May 2014

4. Jennings KA. 7 Reasons to Eat More Citrus Fruit. 27 Jan 2017. www.healthline.com/nutrition/citrus-fruit-benefits accessed 1 Feb 2020.

GINGER

5.Wang S, Zhang C, Yang G, Yang Y. Biological properties of 6-gingerol: a brief review. Nat Prod Commun. 2014;9(7):1027–1030.

6. Leech J. 11 Proven Health Benefits of Ginger. 4 June 2017. www.healthline.com/nutrition/11-proven-benefits-of-ginger accessed 1 Feb 2020

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  1. tom says
    Mar 31, 2020 at 3:32 PM

    My wife and I learned of this recipe from Dr. Craig six months ago and have been starting our day with it instead of our former coffee. We love it and helps clean nasal passages to boot.we may have a coffee at lunch or supper. We feel much healthier. Thanks

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