It’s that time of year when everyone or someone is not quite feeling well with colds, sore throats, body aches, and headaches. As much as we try to avoid becoming ill, eventually the cold catches us at least once per year, and it’s usually when we’re most stressed. Medications to temporarily offer relief from annoying dry coughs, nasal drippings, and pounding headaches; vitamins promising over night cures; and a wise visit to a doctor for practical treatment are one of the many ways to seek relief from minor colds. Occasionally, I patiently wait for a soothing cup of Ginger Lemon Tea, a classic homestyle treat.
- 3 lemons; quartered, more as needed
- 3 to 4 inch long fresh ginger; roughly chopped
- 1/4 cup honey; more or less, depending on a personal taste
- Filter Water; as needed
- Place first 3 ingredients (squeeze the lemon quarters) into a medium saucepan. Fill with filtered water until it’s about one inch away from the rim.
- Cover and bring to a boil. Uncover and reduce heat to a rapid simmer for about 40 minutes to 1 hour, or when the liquid is reduced to half. Strain contents over a bowl. Discard lemons and ginger.
- Pour into a cup, squeeze a fresh quarter lemon and be well.