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How to Make Honey Lemon Tea

April 12, 2018

How to Make Honey Lemon Tea

By Dr. Keerthy Sunder

Lemon Water for Seasonal Cold

Nowadays there are dozens of different remedies for a cold. Some people prefer running to their doctors for medications while others try to go through a cold using natural remedies. But what about an age old, simple recipe to help?

Lemon water is known to help with many health problems including boosting your immune system during a cold. But when you add honey to lemon water this drink may become a powerful formula against any seasonal bacteria and viruses. With all the goodness of honey and lemon, this formula can make miracles for your health.

Lemons are an excellent source of:

  • Vitamin B
  • Vitamin C
  • Pectin (dietary fiber)
  • Phytonutrients

…as well as calcium, potassium, and phosphorus. Lemons are also rich with thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, iron, and magnesium.

Add the Healing Power of Honey…

But when you add honey to lemon water…POW! A delicious and nutritious combination has been created.

Honey may be extremely good for the health and has been known as antibacterial food for thousands of years. The antibacterial and antifungal properties of honey can heal acne and wounds faster. Honey balances blood pressure, reduces inflammation, and most importantly it definitely relieves a sore throat during the season of viruses.

Lemon water + honey together may have wondrous effects on our overall health.

This mix works like magic! Keep reading to find out how to make honey lemon tea and say goodbye to your sore throat and runny nose.

Honey Lemon Tea Recipe

Preparing a honey lemon tea is easy and quick. We provide this simple recipe on how to make lemon water with honey.

In order to make your honey lemon tea you will need:

  • 1 cup water.
  • 1 teaspoon of organic, raw honey.
  • Juice from half a lemon.

Preparation method: Pour water in a pot and wait for it to boil. Then, turn off the heat and let the water cool down a little. Pour the water into a cup or mug. Remove the lemon seeds from the juice, and add the juice from half a lemon into the water. Finally, add organic honey and combine the ingredients well.

NOTE: It is important for the water to cool down a little before you add the lemon and the honey. Adding lemon and honey to boiling water will destroy the healthy benefits.

11 Uses for Lemon and Honey Combos

Lemon water with honey can do much more than just heal a cold. This blend of lemon and honey acts as a liver purifier and eliminates harmful toxins from the body. It is always recommended to add raw, natural honey to achieve best results. Did you know that drinking lemon water with honey every morning on empty stomach has multiple health benefits? Here are some of them:

1. Boosts the immune system.

The vitamin C in lemons has anti-inflammatory properties. Honey, on the other hand, has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Therefore, lemon and honey together can boost the immune system, and make it stronger to fight the common cold and flu infections. Lemons are also rich in essential nutrients like iron, potassium, saponins, and phytonutrients that also improve immunity.

2. Eases digestion.

Lemons are rich in pectin, a type of soluble dietary fiber that helps in digestion. It draws excess water from the digestive tract. Lemon water with honey aids the liver in the process of breaking down complex foods.

3. Enhances metabolism.

Lemons are a great source of citric acid. Lemon water with honey can help with better absorption of energy from consumed food and enhance metabolism.

4. Helps you lose weight.

Lemon water for weight loss mixed with honey is known to be an old traditional remedy in eastern medicine. It can help you lose belly fat. Lemons are rich with dietary fiber, and this helps with hunger cravings since by slowing down digestion. Additionally honey lemon tea detoxifies the body by assisting the liver to eliminate the toxins from the body.

5. Heals wounds.

Lemon water with honey can heal wounds faster. The antiseptic, antibacterial, and antifungal properties of lemon water and honey can speed up the healing process of wounds. Therefore, topically applying honey on cuts and burns helps in healing.

6. Improves skin quality.

Lemons contain vitamin C. This vitamin is considered to be one of the best collagen synthesizers on the planet. Collagen is an important protein that keeps your skin soft and young. In combination with lemon’s abilities, honey acts as a natural moisturizer that can keep the skin smooth. This is why lemon water with honey is an excellent drink for a healthy and youthful skin complexion.

7. Keeps you hydrated.

Both lemon and honey are rich in electrolytes. Even a single glass of lemon water with honey can keep you hydrated and energized.

8. Prevents chronic diseases.

Lemons are acidic in natural form, but when consumed, they have an alkaline effect on the body. Therefore, they can reduce acidity, and restore our body’s normal pH balance. Honey lemon tea can be good for reducing the risk of many chronic diseases that arise from too much acidity in the body.

9. Protects the heart.

Honey and lemon are good sources of potassium. This mineral regulates blood pressure levels, and can reduce the risk of heart attacks.

10. Treats urinary infections.

Honey lemon tea is a natural diuretic. This combination may help you with urinary infections and bacteria problems. Lemon has the ability to acidify urine, and honey can inhibit bacterial growth in the urinary tract with its antibacterial properties.

11. Treats acne.

The antibacterial properties of lemon and honey may work wonders on the face to get rid of acne.

Your Questions

Got something still bugging you?

If you still have questions regarding making honey lemon tea, please do not hesitate to send us your feedback via the comments section below. We are eager to help you find out if this recipe has helped you with your cold or any other health issue. We do our best to respond personally and promptly to all legitimate inquiries.

Reference Sources: NCBI: Potentiating effects of honey on antioxidant properties of lemon-flavored black tea
NCBI: Does short-term lemon honey juice fasting have effect on lipid profile and body composition in healthy individuals?

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