I was literally boasting about a week ago that I hadn’t caught a cold in like two years. And I was really talking up the immune system and different foods. You know what happened? I got a frickin’ cold. And it feels just how I remember it, like I want to stay in bed and not do anything.
I’m trying to really take care of myself this time and not give in to the excuse “oh, I’m sick, let me just eat cream of wheat and sugar in bed all day.”
So, I’ve been making this ginger lemon cinnamon tea as a natural cold home remedy and it is delicious!!
Disclaimer: This should only be used an informational purposes, not medical advice. Please follow any and all medical advise from a doctor or medical professional.
Ginger is a low calorie food that is plentiful in antiviral and antibacterial antioxidants that help aim with arthritis, inflammation, and infections. It also helps prevent diabetes by regulating blood sugar and contains many cancer fighting agents!.
Another benefit I just learned today, is that is helps with exercise soreness. I might just be making this my daily tea when I recover!
Make sure you are using fresh ginger though, not a powder or flavoring!
Am I the only one who, as a kid, would eat lemons like oranges? I’d just sit there and eat it like a normal piece of fruit, I love sour things!
Lemons are HIGH in Vitamin C which make them a perfect fruit to eat or drink the juice of during a cold. The antioxidants also make it antiviral and antibacterial and aids with congestion and sore throat.
I can verify that to be true because I am noticing a difference!
Cinnamon is very popular in traditional Chinese medicine as a cold remedy. it has antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Less is more with cinnamon. A little dose, like 1/2 a teaspoon can powerful antioxidant benefits, however in large doses taken consistently every day, it can be a little more harmful due to a compound called coumarin. Excess has been contributed to lower blood sugar.
Before taking cinnamon in high doses or taking a supplement, it’s best to speak with your doctor.
Raw honey if different from regular honey. It has not undergone pasteurization, meaning the heat has not killed the yeast and you’ll probably notice some little crystals forming. There are so many health benefits associated with raw honey like being high in antioxidants and antibacterial and antifungal properties. The high number of phytonutrients help boost the immune system!
Ginger Lemon Cinnamon Health Tea
- 2 tbsp Sliced Ginger fresh ginger
- 1 tbsp Raw Honey
- 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 Lemon squeezed for the juice
- 2 Cups Water
- Bring the 2 Cups of water to a boil
- Use a vegetable peeler to slice the ginger.
- Put the ginger in the boiling water, reduce heat. Let sit on medium low heat for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Stir in the honey and cinnamon
- Based on preference, either pour the liquid into a cup or drain it first then pour into a cup! Enjoy!!!