How to Make Ginger Tea for Cold

Sipping hot ginger tea is a common and efficient home remedy for the common cold. The warm liquid can soothe an inflamed throat, and the steam helps to remove the congestion from your nose.

how to make ginger tea for cold

Benefits of Ginger Tea for Cold

  • Ginger has antimicrobial properties, including those that cause sore throats, colds and can help combat infections (bacterial or viral).
  • Honey lemon ginger tea has anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Ginger tea with lemon and honey boosts the immune system and helps you recover from cold very quickly.

How to make Ginger Tea for Cold

Ingredients (Serves 1)

  • Fresh ginger (crushed) – ½ inch
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Honey – 1 teaspoon (or as per your taste)
  • Lemon – 1 tablespoon


  1. Heat water in a saucepan.
  2. Once the water comes to a boil, add the crushed ginger and let it boil for a minute on low heat for 5 minutes.
  3. After 5 minutes, the water would have reduced to half. Switch off the flame and keep it aside for 10 minutes.
  4. Add honey and lemon juice. Stir well and consume immediately.

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