When we are sick, we often turn to herbal teas to relieve the symptoms. Green tea is one of the favorite choices, but it’s best to go with an herbal option. The following recipe will treat your cold symptoms and resolve the problem quickly and efficiently. It contains natural ingredients which can be probably found at your home. Here’s how to prepare it:


A thumb-sized piece of ginger root

2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice

A stick of Ceylon cinnamon

A teaspoon of organic honey

1 ½ a cup of filtered water


Start heating some water in a pot on medium heat. Slice the ginger in the meantime, and add it in the water once it starts boiling, then let the mixture simmer. Steep it for five minutes afterwards, strain it and transfer it into a tea bowl, adding the honey and lemon juice to taste.

Here are the health benefits of this healing tea:

  1. Anti-diabetic

Just a single gram of cinnamon daily will reduce your blood sugar and cholesterol levels in type 2 diabetes patients. Cinnamon can also treat and prevent conditions such as heart disease, vision loss, kidney disease, numbness and stroke.

  1. Fights the flu

The anti-bacterial and antiviral properties of ginger make it an efficient tool against the common cold and flu. It can reduce the inflammation in the lungs and relieve muscle pain. Honey coats the throat and reduces the pain that accompanies coughing.

  1. Eases menstrual symptoms

Ginger has the ability to soothe menstrual cramps by inhibiting the synthesis of pro-inflammatory prostaglandins and thromboxanes, the main causes of menstrual pain. It can also reduce blood loss in women suffering from heavy menstrual bleeding.

  1. Soothes nausea

Ginger can relieve migraines, nausea and vomiting. It’s a great option for treating motion sickness in children and can prevent the nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy. Ginger can also relieve and prevent bloating.

  1. Treats arthritis

According to a study conducted at the University of Miami, ginger presents a future substitute for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The study included 247 subjects with knee osteoarthritis. Ginger helped reduce the pain and stiffness in the knee by 40%.

  1. Fights cancer

Ginger kills cancer cells either by inducing apoptosis (programmed cell death) or autophagy (when the cancer cells are tricked into killing themselves). There are studies under way to determine ginger’s potential in treating ovarian cancer.