How to Make Ginger Cold Buster Tea

ginger tea with lemon

Cold and flu season is here.

Wouldn’t it be nice to just be able to prevent a cold before it takes hold? This tea is our go to tea when we feel like there is some cold and flu grunge in the air.

You can purchase fresh ginger root at the grocery store.

Ginger has antimicrobial properties that help to fight of colds and flu. You can drink a couple cups of this tea a day whenever someone around you is sick. Or when you go to the store and everyone in line is coughing and sneezing. Yikes, get home and drink your tea!

Ginger Cold Buster
Write a review
Print Recipe
  1. 1 cup of water
  2. 1 tablespoon fresh ginger root
  3. 1 tablespoon honey
  4. 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  1. Place chopped fresh ginger root into a pot with a lid on it. I use stainless steel Revere pots; glass and enamel pots also work well
  2. Bring water and herbs to a boil and then immediately turn off the fire
  3. Let ginger steep for one hour
  4. Using a metal strainer, remove the ginger from the tea
  5. Re-heat the ginger tea
  6. Add honey and lemon
  7. Drink warm or at room temperature
  8. The shelf life of this tea is about two days if kept in the refrigerator
  1. Drink this hot at the very first sign of anyone around you being sick. The ginger, lemon and honey all work synergistically to help you fight off nasty bacteria. Be well!
Living Awareness Institute
Ginger Tea Recipe

The following two tabs change content below.

Hello I’m Kami, Welcome to Living Awareness!

I believe every family needs to have someone on board with a working knowledge of natural remedies if you want to take care of your family’s health for real.

When I was growing up, natural remedies was not a mainstream concept like it is now, in fact, you are going to be surprised that I never even heard the word natural remedy until I moved out of the house!

In my early 20’s I met someone by chance that told me about holistic health and herbal medicine. I wondered why nobody had talked to me about it before and had a voracious appetite to learn everything I could.

Now, 30 years later I've helped thousands of people demystify the world of herbal medicine and become empowered in using herbal self-care in their home to prevent illness, take care of common ailments and protect their health naturally.

For 20 years I've had a clinical herbal practice connecting people with plants and their wellness. I've developed and taught herbal curriculum for UCSF School of Nursing and the Integral Health Master’s Degree Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies.

Stick with me! You’ll learn awesome herbal self-care, get inspired to be more self-sufficient in your health care and nourish a deep love for the herbs and how to use them, knowing you are doing the very best you can to care for your wellness.

Latest posts by Kami McBride (see all)

Leave a Reply

18 Comments on "How to Make Ginger Cold Buster Tea"

newest oldest most voted
Notify of
lisa M

I love ginger, I bet this is really good! Can’t wait to try it!

Thanks for linking up with Green Thumb Thursday last week. I’ll hope you’ll join us again for this weeks hop!



[…] How to Make Ginger Cold Buster Tea […]


Thanks Kami. I am already sick but am making this now. Love fresh ginger


Will this tea work if you seep a slice of lemon and peel with the ginger. I also noticed that the Ginger was not peeled, is there a reason for this?


I have used this for years and LOVE it, whether I am sick (which is RARE) or not. But I am lazy and put the ginger root into a coffee filter and use a clothespin to pin the filter to the side of the pan, lol. I keep my gingerroot in the freezer (with peel) so I can have it when ever I want.

Sammi Jo

Is it possible to substitute the lemon for an orange? I’m out of lemon and don’t want to get out in the cold.


I don’t have any fresh ginger right now, but somehow I have two new cans of ground ginger. Can this recipe be made with ground ginger? Also, can I use lemon essential oil instead of fresh lemon?


I just tried your wonderful brew. I’m feeling so much better. I do hope that I can drink it with out being sick because it’s my new favorite drink.


[…] How to Make Ginger Cold Buster Tea […]

Glenna kay

Can I replace our use with out the honey? Maybe use maple syrup or molasses if its just to help sweeten the drink?


ahh im so sick:/…. it sucks! but i found this and the ginger is in the water heating up! when you say lemon juice? like actual lemon juice from a lemon or can i use that lemon juice you buy that you like add into water?


[…] cold buster that anyone can make at home. This DIY was brought to us by our awesome friends at “Living Awareness.”  The formula is simple, there are a bunch of different spices out there that can assist you in a […]