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Ginger Honey Tea | Home Remedy for Sore throat | How to make Ginger Honey Tea

With the weather changing ever so frequently, we find ourselves
and our loved ones down with sore throat and cough. This is one sure shot home
remedy thats not only quick to make but tasty to savour. After Rava Kanji, this is another quick Home Remedy for BM # 45.

Lets see how we can make this hot beverage that cures sore throat
and a persistent cough for both adults and kids. Adjust ginger proportion when
serving to toddlers though, and please note honey is not to be administered to
infants below 2 years for fear of botulism.

Please note : These home remedies are what work at my place and
treats the ailment safely without any side effects. It DOES NOT replace any
doctor’s advice. Please check with your local practitioner for more on this. See notes below.

Prep time : Nil | Heating time : 5 mins | Serves : 1

You need:

  • Hot water – 2 cups
  • Ginger – 1 inch – peeled and grated
  • Honey – 1 TBSP
  • Black pepper – 1/2 tsp – crushed


  1. In a pan, bring 2 cups of hot water to a rolling boil. Add the
    grated ginger and crushed black pepper. Boil till it reduces to half (about 1
    cup). Switch off. Let the spices remain for 3-4 mins. 
  2. Strain, add honey and serve hot.


  • For kids above 3 years, take half of the simmered decoction, add
    honey and serve. Repeat after 4-6 hours.  
  • For adults, make this tea in
    full strength thrice a day. Make fresh batches everyday.



  1. This is just what I need right now…will try it on hubby who is down with sore throat..very helpful tips Kalyani..thanks

  2. wow very useful remedy 🙂 will try it !!

  3. Priya Suresh

    Incredible remedy, very useful and am loving it.

  4. Love this tea! I would rely on this too.

  5. Chef Mireille

    ginger has so many wonderful health benefits

  6. Great share Kalyani. Ginger honey black pepper all have numerous health benefits. Much needed for this winter season.

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