This ginger lemon tea is not only tasty, but it is an excellent remedy to help with a sore throat and other symptoms associate with the common cold. The action of the ginger can help to clear out the sinus tract, reduce sneezing, and also promotes a quicker recovery by building up the immune system. As for the honey, it is very beneficial for soothing a sore throat.
In addition to helping with the cold, the ginger root, lemon and cayenne, are also effective at fighting against candida and a variety of parasites. If parasites are present, however, you might want to ease up on the honey because it is a sugar that feeds the parasites. Instead, you can try a bit of xylitol, which is said to be safe for candida. The only thing with xylitol is that it is hard on the digestive system, and thus should not be taken in large quantities.
Tea Recipe Ingredients
1 tbsp. fresh Ginger Root, grated (about 1-2″)
1 Lemon, Juiced
2 tbsp. Honey
4 cups Hot Water
Peel and grate the ginger root and place it into a medium-sized tea ball. Place the tea-ball into a teapot along with the lemon juice and honey. Pour in the hot water and stir to dissolve the honey.
Steep the ginger for about 10 minutes or longer. The longer you allow the ginger to steep, the more flavor and the more benefits you will obtain from the tea. I personally like to leave the ginger in the pot until I pour my last cup of tea.
The ginger lemon tea is great as it is, but for a bit more spice you can also add a dash of cayenne pepper to each cup.