Fighting Colds With Homemade Honey Lemon Ginger Tea

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I’ve just started drinking this amazing tea a couple of months ago, during a cleanse/detox week.  It has quickly become one of my favorites.
I recently served it to my daughter who has been fighting a cold.  She loved it.  It tastes like a special lemonade and was super soothing to her sore throat.
We all know lemon and honey both have health benefits, but did you know ginger is full many many benefits?
Here are 7 of the top benefits of ginger:
1. Ginger improves the absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients in the body.
2. Ginger clears the “microcirculatory channels’ of the body, including the pesky sinuses that tend to flare up from time to time.
3. If you chew on ginger, it will help with nausea and airsickness.
4. Got a tummy ache?  Eat some ginger.
5. Joints giving you trouble?  Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties that can bring relief.
6. If it is cold outside, ginger tea has warming benefits.
7. Rid throat and nose congestion by drinking ginger tea!
My favorite way to make Honey Lemon Ginger Tea:
~Cut some organic ginger root into 1/4′ slices (no need to peel)
~Keep slices in a small mason jar in the freezer
~When you are ready for some tea, squeeze 2 wedges of lemon into the tea cup.
~Add the wedge itself into the cup for the added benefits of the oils from the lemon skin.
~Add 2 slices of ginger.
~Heat water in the tea kettle.
~Pour hot water over ginger and lemon.
~Add 1 tsp or more of honey until desired sweetness.
All of this is to taste.  Add more or less ginger.  Same with lemon. I steep for a good 5 minutes.
It is that easy!
My favorite teacup and electric tea kettle make this process very easy!  The electric tea kettle heats water up in minutes and keeps it hot for hours.  The tea cup has its own saucer, strainer, and a lid to keep it hot or to set the strainer in when steeping is done.  I LOVE this cup!
The second way we are fighting colds around here is with my favorite new toy.  It is the Fellowes AeraMax™ DX-55  and I am so thankful for it!  I have set it up in my daughter’s room to keep her room purified as she fights her cold.  I have also moved it into the living area at the end of the day to help keep germs at bay so the rest of us don’t get sick.
When her cold is over, I will move it into her sister, Colsie’s room.  We had a couple warmer days last week and it was just enough to trigger her allergies.  She wakes up pretty congested.  I am hopeful that the Fellowes AeraMax™ DX-55 will help keep the allergens out of the air while she sleeps.
A few reasons why I love the Fellowes AeraMax™ DX-55 air purifier:
~it is ultraquiet
~it automatically monitors the indoor quality of air and adjusts the fan accordingly
~no more stuffy noses and sore throats when waking up
~uses a true HEPA filter, which removes 99.9% of airborne particles, including germs, viruses, allergens, dust, mold, pollen, ragweed, pet dander, and cigarette smoke.
~the LED lights on the machine clearly let you know what the machine is up to…when it is purifying and when it is done, or when the filter needs to be changed.
~it is portable.  I can move it from on daughter’s room to another.
~it is sleek-looking.  I do not find it obtrusive.
~it is easy to find.  You can buy the Fellowes AeraMax technology at  Prices start at $189.99.
~it not only works for cold and flu season but helps my girls allergy and asthma during allergy season.
What are your favorite ways to stay well during cold and flu season?
Have you ever considered an air purifier?

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  • Anonymous
    February 28, 2014 at 1:00 am

    Who is the teacup by? Would love to search out one of those. I make my kids a “lemon tea” remedy that my grandmother made all her kids and my mother made me and my sister whenever we had colds. It’s basically the same idea as what you described, but we don’t use ginger (something I may consider adding). The recipe made for me wasn’t healthy: boiling water in saucepan, pour in juice of 2 squeezed lemons, add half a peppermint stick. Simmer the ‘tea’ until peppermint is melted. Pour in cup, add sugar to taste. I just recently made it for the second time ever for my son (he’s 9). Made it the original way 1st time. This time made it with liquid stevia and a tad bit of honey. Not much of either sweetner needed tho since peppermint adds enough depending on your taste.

    I’m going to try it your way, tho, next time.

    • Amy Bowman
      February 28, 2014 at 5:54 pm

      I LOVE your fun for kids, especially around Christmas time! I will take note…it may be a future Christmas blog post!

      Here is the link to the teacup…it is my fav tea cup! Flight Of The Butterfly Porcelain Tea Infuser Tea Cup –>

    • Amy Bowman
      February 28, 2014 at 5:55 pm

      The link is now in the post below the first pic of the tea cup. That on is clickable