Make this super simple honey and ginger remedy BEFORE cold and flu hits your home.
Ginger is well known for treating upper respiratory tract infections, bronchitis, and cough and colds and honey will sooth a sore throat, calm inflamed membranes and ease a cough. Both ginger and honey are great immune system builders and provide extra energy, and both have antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties.
Keep this herbal honey on the table and take a teaspoon a day to not only ward off
colds but also helps improve digestion and decrease inflammation in the body.
And you only need 2 ingredients! Ginger and Honey!
I use organic ginger and local raw honey because I like to know what I'm eating and also to get the most nutritional value possible but use whatever you have available to you.
You can also use powdered ginger if that's all you have access to.
For powdered use 1 tablespoon of ginger to 1 cup of honey.
This is a great tip I learned for peeling ginger, use a spoon to gently scrape away the outer skin. It saves a lot more of the ginger too.
Next you can grate the ginger with a grater but I don't like how it gets all stringy so I'm going to coarsely chop then chop into finer pieces in the food processor
I filled the jar I'm using about 2/3 full of ginger to leave room for the honey
then add the honey by spoonfuls until the jar is full
and there's your finished herbal honey
Herbal honey's are very stable because of the honey and can stay out of the refrigerator for up to 1 year. Make sure you leave this out where you know you'll see it so you remember to use it!
If you don't have time to make this honey you can purchase some here:
If you do get a cold or flu use a teaspoon of this honey in a cup of hot water with lemon as needed to cut duration of illness and speed recovery. The ginger and lemon will also help break a fever.
You can also add cinnamon to your ginger honey for added health benefits and flavor.
Cinnamon also helps build immunity, sends cold's packing and improves digestion.
For 1 cup of herbal honey add 2 tablespoons of cinnamon.
Cinnamon ginger honey is great on toast and hot cereal, and makes a nice tea.
Caution: Do not give honey to infants under 1 year.
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