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Detox Ginger Slices In Honey

This is a handy home remedy for a cold. The honey sweetens the spicey ginger and the lemon adds a lovely tang. 
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Healthy food
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ginger Slices In Honey
Appliance: Mason Jar
Servings: 1 Jar


  • 1 inch ginger
  • 2 unwaxed lemons
  • 1 cup honey


  • This recipe can be made with both peeled and unpeeled ginger. So, use your preference. Just slice the ginger as thinly as possible and keep aside. 
  • Slice the lemons thinly. We recommend removing the seeds. 
  • Layer the lemon and ginger slices in a mason jar. We recommend using a 16 oz jar. Do not pack everything too lightly. 
  • Pour over the honey, making sure that it goes to the bottom. You may want to stir the mix to ensure that the honey goes in between the ginger and lemon slices.  
  • Close the jar tightly. Let it marinate for at least 12 hours. Keep the mixture in your fridge to protect from spoiling. 
  • You will see that the light lemon and ginger juices tend to come to the top, while the heavier honey settles at the bottom. To use, stir the mix with a spoon. Take a spoon of the lemony-ginger-honey water and add it to a cup of hot or warm water. Your ginger-honey drink is ready.  
  • Some people also enjoy eating the honeyed ginger slices! 
    A pot of honey with fresh cut lemon and ginger at the side


We highly recommend that you use locally-sourced organic honey for this recipe. It is likely to be less processed than other readily available honey in your supermarket.