Coughs are never a fun experience, especially the damage they do to our throats. So we tried to find and select a great tea that not only helps alleviate a cough, but also aids in soothing a tender throat, too. That is why we have selected honey ginger tea! This tea is perfect as a 2-in-1 remedy for a cough. That is because not only do they honey, ginger and warm water give our immune system a get lift, but the honey also helps to soothe our scratchy throat!
Benefits of Honey
Some of the health benefits of honey include providing the body with antioxidants, helping to promote healing from nasty burns and wounds due to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, and also helping to quell coughs and promote better sleep.
Benefits of Ginger
As for ginger, that amazing root, it can aid in reducing muscle soreness, provides the body with anti-inflammatories and can help to fight bacterial infections.
How to Make Honey Ginger Tea
You will need honey, ginger (preferably fresh ginger if possible), hot water, and some lemon slices if you would like to add some more vitamin C and flavor to your tea.
Thinly slice the ginger and lemon (if you are using lemon). You can also use a cheese grater to get some ginger shavings instead. 3-5 slices of ginger should be fine, an 2-3 slices of lemon.
- Place the slices into your chosen cup or mug and boil your water.
- When the water is finished boiling, wait 1-2 minutes for the water to cool off a bit before pouring. Scoop 2 teaspoons of honey into your cup and pour the hot water over the spoon, this way the hot water will wash off any honey stuck to the spoon and into your tea.
- Stir thoroughly so the honey and other ingredients do not become clumped together.
- Enjoy with a nice book or movie in a warm, comfy spot!
The next time you feel a cough coming on; try this wonderful tea to help bolster your immune system. Especially with some lemon added in, this is a great beverage to enjoy when the weather gets cold. Grab the ingredients when flu season approaches!
Check out our other blogs on Tea FAQs:
“10 Surprising Health Benefits of Honey.” Healthline, Healthline Media, www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-benefits-of-honey.
Leonard, Jayne. “12 Natural Cough Remedies.” Medical News Today, MediLexicon International, www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322394.php.