Honey Lemon Ginger Turmeric Cold Killer

What happens when you combine the traditional honey and lemon juice sore throat or cold remedy with the powerful benefits of ginger and turmeric? You get an easy to make and highly effective cold killer! Stephen shows how to make it in just a few minutes:

This is the basis of a very flexible recipe. You can add chile powder for sinus issues and to boost the cold and flu fighting power or garlic for more benefits.

5 from 2 votes
Honey Lemon Ginger Turmeric Cold Killer
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Easy to make and highly effective, this recipe combines honey, lemon juice, ginger and turmeric to help you feel better fast. This will make two servings - save the second in the refrigerator for just before bedtime.
Servings: 2
  • 1/2 cup honey - preferably raw unfiltered and as local as possible
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice - fresh squeezed is best
  • Zest from one lemon
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger
  • 1 - 1 1/2 tablespoons ground turmeric
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  1. Mix all ingredients together
  2. Heat enough water for a couple of cups of tea
  3. Add half of mixture to tea strainer, steep in hot water for 4 - 6 minutes
  4. Remove strainer with ginger pulp, or let steep for another 5 minutes then remove
10 replies
  1. Linda Dugan
    Linda Dugan says:

    Thanks for this great recipe. I am looking forward to trying it and thinking about a trip to the store right now to buy some freah lemons. I do have a questions: In my area it is impossible to buy organic ginger. Do you think it is a good idea to peel the ginger before grating it or just leave the skin on?

    To good health this winter!


    • Stephen
      Stephen says:

      Hello Linda, good to hear from you! You can peel the ginger, but I don’t think it is really necessary, even for non-organically grown. The skin adds flavor and nutrients.

      Please let me know what you think of the drink!

    • Stephen
      Stephen says:

      Use enough water to make a couple of cups of tea. The exact amount will depend on the size of your cups and how under the weather you feel. I usually will try and drink 2 – 3 cups of this at a sitting. It really helps to feel better!

  2. rob
    rob says:

    Stephen, I just want to say thank you and that I LOVE the tea, and how it made me feel so much better. I made enough for 4 servings and drank two befor bed and two the following morning and it seemed to kill whatever I was coming down with.. I LOVE IT!! I am a resident of Tempe AZ and also have the benefit of having a lemon tree in my backyard. THANKS AGAIN!!

  3. M Hayne
    M Hayne says:

    Thank you for the recipe! We have used it and shared this many times, not only for colds but just to enjoy. It really does the trick to ease a cold and to ward off a cold!
    Was in Hawaii last year and brought home fresh ginger and turmeric roots…those really make a great tea!


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