Honey Tea: Benefits & How to Make

by Vanya Sharma last updated -

If you are suffering from a severe bout of cold and flu and want some relief from the constant sniffling, then honey tea is one of the best soothing beverages to have. There are many powerful benefits of honey tea, including relieving menstrual cramps, treating the symptoms of cough and cold, soothing laryngitis, boosting immunity, fighting free radicals, and improving skin health.

Benefits of Honey Tea

Let us discuss them in detail below.

Menstrual Cramps

By reducing the pain and tightness in the abdominal area, honey tea helps in relieving menstrual cramps. It also helps increase the blood flow and thereby promotes menstruation. Avoid drinking beverages that contain caffeine as this may exacerbate the pain and bloat associated with menstruation.

Honey being poured into a cup of tea with mint with kettle and a cup of tea in the background.

Adding honey can make all the difference to your tea. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Cough & Cold

You should drink a cup of hot honey tea to relieve your cough and cold symptoms. While sipping on this herbal tea, you should also inhale the fumes coming from this tea as they help in relieving congestion in the chest and sinuses. The honey in this tea will also soothe your throat and thereby eliminate any associated pain and irritation. For best results, you can sip this tea right before you tuck yourself in bed at night.

Laryngitis

If you are suffering from an infection of the vocal cords, honey tea can help relax and soothe them. Sip this tea slowly and also breathe in the steam to moisten your throat and reduce the symptoms of laryngitis.

Others

This tea also has some other less known benefits, including the following:

  • Fights free radicals
  • Eliminates toxins
  • Improves skin health
  • Boosts immunity
  • Balances pH levels in the body
  • Acts as a diuretic
  • Revitalizes your body

So don’t wait for Pooh to bring you that delicious pot of honey. Go buy honey to brew this amazing tea and sip in its health benefits!

How to Make Honey Tea?

It is very easy to make honey tea. Let us look at the recipe for making the tea.

Honey being poured from a wooden spoon into a glass cup of amber liquid containing a citrus slice

Honey Tea Recipe

Warm your body and soothe your throat with a hot cup of honey tea!
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Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: honey tea
Appliance: Stove
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Ishani Bose

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of filtered water
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • 1 tsp of ginger powder
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice

Instructions

  • To make honey tea, add water in a saucepan and let it boil.
  • Grate ginger (or add ginger powder) and add it to the boiled water. Let the concoction steep for 3 minutes.
  • Add a teaspoon of honey and lemon to taste. 
  • This tea is best enjoyed when it is hot. 
    Flatlay picture of a white kettle, honey, lemon, ginger, and mint leaves

Notes

You may also add a dash of cinnamon to your honey tea for a spicy flavor.

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About the Author

Vanya Sharma is a writer at heart with interests in the health and nutrition domain and has experience in content creation, collaboration, and content strategy. Vanya has completed the “Introduction to Food and Health” certificate program from Stanford University, US. She aims to bring unbiased and helpful information to all those seeking to make their health and lifestyle a priority.

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