there are a lot of reasons that this remedy works. ginger is an expectorant (loosens mucus), boosts circulation, flushes out toxins, acts as an anti-inflammatory, and fights off bad bacteria. honey has been used for centuries to treat sore throats and is antibacterial and anti-fungal. lemon is a natural astringent that clears away mucus and contains vitamin c which supports the immune system.
ginger, sliced thinly
put some sliced ginger into a mason jar or mug with a drizzle of honey and a lemon wedge or two (after squeezing the juice into the vessel). pour boiling water over and steep until cool enough to drink. stir, sip, and enjoy.
when we finished our hot drinks, we would add the remains to our water bottles and enjoy the flavor it added for the rest of the day. (at the end of the day, be sure to compost those remains.)
here's hoping that noone will need this for its soothing benefits... but will just get to enjoy the taste. :)