Lemon and Ginger drink

It might be chilly and wet outside but this drink will make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. This is the best remedy for battling flu/colds. This drink is also great for weight loss (allegedly).

Why this is the best remedy in my opinion:

  • Lemon- it is high in Vitamin C which helps keep the immune system strong, reducing inflammation and swelling.
  • Ginger- Helps the body sweat out the toxins which is an effective way to fight a cold/flu. Ginger is also great for settling nausea and vomiting.
  • Honey- Helps to soothe a sore throat. Best natural cough suppressant.


  • 1 lemon
  • 30g Ginger
  • 2 tbsp honey (if you are using any)
  • Pot/Water


  • Wash and slice the lemon. Keep the skin on
  • Peel and slice the ginger. Quantity of ginger is up to you.
  • Place both the ginger and lemon in a pot filled with water and bring to boil.
  • Sieve the mixture and enjoy. You can add honey at this point if you wish.

You can refrigerate the drink for at least 12 hours for more flavour. Ginger produces the best flavour after 2 days. I keep mine for as long as 5 days.

10 thoughts on “Lemon and Ginger drink

  1. This drink is very well known in the Phillipines. It really cures flu and cold in no time. A very effective herbal medicine.

  2. You can right ginger drinks is a great antidote for cold. Your recipe is on point . I will make mine soon.

  3. Looks like a tasty beverage and also quite handy. I lost my voice cheering for the Raptors two weeks ago and really could have benefited from this. I like its longevity for five days as well.

  4. I ca attest that ginger and lemon is great remedy for flu and colds. I have my cousin who doesn’t take any other medicine when she has a cold.

  5. I usually drink this concoction when I have a cough. It does really relieve the itch in the throat. This concoction can also be a base for soup if you want something savory.

  6. Oh, I have always just used ginger to help me with my coughs. My mom has some lemons in the chiller, I might try this version soon.

  7. I always lemon drinks though I don’t really add ginger to it. It has the properties the body needs especially to boost the immune. Will have to prepare it your own way now.

  8. This is an eye opener.. I didn’t know that ginger and lemon drink has so much health benefit.. I’m gobsmacked..

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