Keep a batch of this natural cold and sore throat soother in your fridge during cold and flu season! This Ginger Lemon and Honey Marmalade is a delicious way to keep colds and flu at bay. And it's so easy to make at home!
Brrr . . . it is chilly outside!
It's also time to make this favorite home remedy tea for cold and flu.
🍯 Natural ginger lemon honey syrup
A few times a year, but especially during cold and flu season, I like to stock our refrigerator with these Ginger Lemon Honey syrups. It's like a marmalade that you add to your cup of tea, or simply to a mug of hot water.
The flavors are delicious and nourishing, and it's so easy to make at home!
🍋 Ginger, Lemon, Honey
This all-natural cold and sore throat soother contains just three ingredients:
Ginger- I love ginger as a flavor in so many dishes, and its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties help boost immune systems. It also helps stimulate perspiration to cleanse the system and bring down body temperature.
Honey - My parents have always sworn by honey as a healing ingredient, and use it for everything. Honey has antibacterial properties, which can help speed healing. It also helps draw water out of inflamed tissue, which reduces swelling and discomfort associated with sore throats.
Lemon - High in vitamin C, lemons help support the immune system. Lemon juice also has anti-inflammatory qualities that soothe sore throats and irritated membranes. Lemons also are said to have antiseptic action that helps directly fight off colds.
✅ Step-by-step instructions
This is one of those recipes where measurements are truly eyeball measurements. Put as much lemon, ginger, and honey as you want! Can't go wrong with more, and if you want a tamer flavor, simply use less.
- Slice lemon wedges and place to fill the bottom of a jar (I love these wide mouth mason jars)
- Grate ginger over it.
- Then fill in with honey. I prefer to use local organic honey, such as Glorybee Honey from Eugene, Oregon.
How to use
Stick the jars in the refrigerator overnight and the mixture will form into a jelly-like, marmalade texture.
Add a tablespoon of this ginger, lemon, and honey marmalade to a cup of your favorite tea or even simply to a mug of hot water.
🎁 Make some for friends
Giving the gift of good health is always in style, and always appreciated.
I like to make batches of this ginger, lemon, and honey marmalade recipe divided into individual small, 8-ounce wide mouth mason jars. I dress them up with cute cupcake wrappers, washi tape, and ribbon around the lids, and give them as gifts throughout the holidays.
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Natural Cold & Sore Throat Soother: Ginger Lemon Honey Marmalade
- 2 lemons thinly sliced
- 1 chunk of fresh ginger approx. 2-inches
- Place sliced lemons at the bottom of each mini mason jar (use about half of a lemon per jar).
- Grate ginger (as much or as little as you prefer) over lemon.
- Pour honey over the lemon and ginger and fill almost to the top of each jar, leaving about ½ of room to the top.
- Cover with the mason jar lid and refrigerate overnight before using.
Nutrition information is a general estimate. Actual nutrition details may vary depending on the exact foods & brands you use to make this recipe. It does not take into account any substitutions, toppings, or optional ingredients.