Honey Lemon Tea – A Soothing Sore Throat Remedy
I love the flavor combination of honey and lemon. The sweet and sour blast of warmth in my mouth makes me feel at home no matter where I am. This recipe is simple, satisfying and can sooth a sore throat.
I cannot claim to creating this recipe, but have taken the recipes and advice of other natural food enthusiasts in the simple way to make this tea/syrup.
Honey is a natural first aid kit all in itself. It is a natural antibiotic, antioxidant, and has throat-coating properties that help with colds (Fruitless Fall, 2008). Honey is a natural living food and so much is being discovered about its healing properties that our great, great, great, ancestors probably knew.
Keeping all of that in mind, this “tea” or syrup is a nice preventative as well as soother for what might ail you internally whether it is a common cold or inflammatory bowel disease. The effective probiotics help boost the good bacteria in your system keeping your body healthy and strong.
Then fill the rest of the jar with raw honey. The lemon and honey act as co-preservatives keeping each other fresh while breaking down in perfect harmony. Often you will see that the lemon pieces dissolve into the honey. Keep in the back of your refrigerator. Whenever you are in need of a hot cup of honey and lemon, simply spoon a good heaping tablespoon or two into a mug. Refill your jar with lemons and honey as needed. I have found that sometimes the honey sinks to the bottom and some lemon juice floats on top so you may need to stir your jar a bit. Pour hot water (almost boiling) over the mixture, stir, sip, and enjoy.
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