Sunday, January 14, 2007

Cold & Flu Honey Lemon Tea

This tea is soothing for sore throats and helps to break up mucus. Lemon and salt are good detoxifiers, and honey coats and soothes the throat. Raw honey supposedly has antibacterial properties.

The resulting beverage tastes a little like hot gatorade.

Into a 6-ounce cup (standard size coffee mug), add:

1 tablespoon lemon juice or the juice from half a medium lemon.
1/8 teaspoon additive-free sea salt (I like RealSalt)
1 tablespoon raw honey
Enough hot water to fill the mug.

Stir and sip slowly, inhaling the steam.

If desired, you can leave the sweetener out or increase the lemon juice to 2 tablespoons, using a slightly larger mug if desired. This will give it a more tart taste.


Kai said...

My mom always made something like this for us when we were sick, it's excellent for a nasty cough.

Mafalda said...

That beverage seems the perfect remedy to ward off those horrible symptoms. I personally love honey lemon tea. Tea and honey are always a great combination to fight the flu and colds. But that is not all! Drinking tea with honey can also help you lose weight, heal wounds and fight insomnia!