Monday, November 13, 2006

Lemon Ginger Tea (Herbal Information/Cold Remedy)

With the cold season coming on, I thought I'd post my favorite cold remedy tea: Lemon Ginger tea. Lemon is antiviral and antibacterial, and ginger is also good for colds and flu. If you add honey, it is good for soothing throats too. (Unfortunately I can not eat honey anymore; but I still love the taste without it--most people don't, LOL!)

Lemon Ginger tea

Boil some water and add some fresh ginger root (a few slices) and simmer for at least 15 minutes (with the cover on). Take it off the heat, add a few slices of fresh lemon and let steep (with the cover on) for at least 20 minutes. Add honey and drink hot (it should still be hot, if you kept the cover on, if not, just bring it to a boil again).


Anonymous said...

a simple cold remedy i recently learned from suzanne catty:
2 drops eucalyptus e.o. (organic)
1 tsp.honey (suzanne suggested acaia or greek)

this can be taken orally, either directly or mixed into some hot water.

mixing it with hot water really brings out the eucalyptus e.o. - great for breathing into a stuffy nose.


Solarkat said...

Hi Danielle

Thanks :) great remedy!

I also like using peppermint adn agave nectar :)