We’re all about home remedies at our house. Whenever someone starts feeling a scratchy throat or the fatigue that is soon followed by the common cold we start loading up on lemon tea.
I absolutely love it every time my teenagers ask me to make them a mug of lemon tea and better yet when I see them fill the kettle up to make their own batch.
Home remedies are those tried and true methods for assisting the body to fight off an infection or a virus. Home remedies should be our first defense to boost immunity as well as minimize symptoms.
Lemon Tea is one of our favorite and probably most used home remedies. Lemon tea tastes and feels so good when you don’t.
Well, strictly speaking, there’s no “tea” in the tea. It’s just honey, lemon juice, and hot water.
Why is it so good?
Lemon Tea is especially good if you have a cough or congestion.
Lemon is an expectorant, which means it helps breakdown mucus to help cut through the congestion in your head or in your lungs so you can blow your nose or cough it out more easily.
Lemons contain high amounts of vitamin C. Vitamin C is important for boosting immune function as it stimulates the production of white blood cells that produce antiviral substances.
Raw honey has antibacterial and antifungal properties to help fight infections. Honey also helps soothe a sore throat and works as a cough suppressant.
Make sure you are using honey that is labeled “Raw” many honey producers will pasteurize the honey before bottling it and this process destroys the phytonutrients that create the antimicrobial benefits of honey.
Pollen, propolis, antioxidants, and enzymes found in raw honey begin degrading at temperatures above 110°F and will completely be destroyed at temperatures above 140°F.
*Honey should not be given to babies younger than 12 months. *Print
- Prep Time: 10
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 1 Cup 1x
8 oz. water (warm not boiling)
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1/2–1 Tbsp. raw honey
Put honey and lemon juice into a tea mug.
Add warm water and stir.
Add more lemon juice, honey, or warm water to taste.
Want to boost your Lemon Tea?
Add: 1 Tbsp. Elderberry Syrup
Add: 2-3 slices of fresh ginger, allow to steep for several minutes and remove before drinking
Add: All the Anti-Cold and Flu Brew ingredients