Ginger Honey Lemonade for Colds
- 8 slices of fresh ginger root (or 1-2 tsp dried- note that dried ginger is much more heating than fresh)
- 4 TBS dried Echinacea root
- 4 TBS organic lemon juice - or the juice of one small lemon
- Local raw honey to taste
- 32 oz boiling water
The tanginess of the lemon juice and the moistness of the honey feel great on my sore throat. I keep it in the refrigerator and warm up a serving when I want it warm, or drink it as is when I want it cold. If the ginger feels too warming for you when you are experiencing sweating, then decoct the ginger separately in 1 cup of water and add to the mix when you want it. If you don’t have ginger or echinacea on hand, the lemon juice and honey will do wonders by themselves.
This drink tastes great, feels great, and work great! I hope it can help you the next time your body asks for rest by giving you a cold. Namaste