The fall season is one of my favorite seasons. Such a beautiful time of the year with the leaves changing and cooler temperatures. But it’s also the time of year a lot of people are catching a cold and feeling under the weather. As the days get shorter and winter approaches people spend more time inside and germs seem to multiply. At the first hint of feeling under the weather I make a fresh ginger tea which is my true elixir. It seems to kill whatever bug is trying to get in. Or if you are already sick it’s a great tea to help you recover more quickly. The three ingredients are fresh ginger, honey and lemon. All superstars for immunity and a good source of antioxidants. All three have been used in folk remedies for centuries. Ginger has anti-inflammatory and disease fighting compounds. Lemons are a great source of vitamin C and honey is rich in antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.
This tea is equally great if you are feeling cold during the winter months as ginger has long been recognized for its warming properties. So the next time you are feeling under the weather or just want to warm up this fall and winter try a cup of this fresh ginger tea and hopefully you will see the benefits for yourself.
Fresh Honey Ginger Tea
- 1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and finely chopped or grated
- 1 Tbsp raw honey
- 1 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1 cup of boiling water
Place grated ginger in a mug and fill with hot water. Let the ginger steep in the water for 4-6 minutes. Then add the lemon and honey and stir to combine. Enjoy!
*You can also strain out the pieces of ginger before adding the final ingredients but I personally like to drink the ginger pieces with the tea.