Soothe winter cold symptoms with this honey, lemon and ginger tea recipe

When your throat needs some TLC, turn to nature’s most powerful ingredients to tame the tickles and soothe the senses


Winter is a tough time for the throat. Coughs, colds, central heating and the stresses of the festive season can all take their toll. When you have the time, it’s wonderful to be able to give your throat a bit of TLC with a comforting home-made natural remedy – but when that’s not possible, you can turn to Ricola’s Soothe & Clear Lozenges.


Ricola, the Swiss herbal specialists, believe that herbs have the power to cultivate wellbeing. That’s why it’s launched a new range of soothing herbal lozenges, packed with natural ingredients like Fair Trade honey, lemon juice and echinacea.

Like all of its products, these handy lozenges are made from a blend of high-quality herbs grown in the clean air of the Swiss mountains ­– with no artificial colours or flavours. They’re also cultivated responsibly, without chemical fertilisers or pesticides that might be harmful to bees. Why? Simply because Ricola believes it’s the right thing to do.

There are three delicious flavours to try: Ricola Soothe & Clear Honey Lemon Echinacea; Ricola Soothe & Clear Honey Herb; and Ricola Soothe & Clear Original Swiss Herb, blended with natural peppermint oil, menthol and mint oil. Keep a packet handy and you’ll be ready to take on whatever winter throws at you!

Ricola Soothe & Clear Lozenges are available to buy online at and from the health and wellbeing aisle at selected Holland & Barrett, WHSmith, independent health food stores and pharmacies.

For more information and inspiring ideas, go to or @Ricola_UK on Instagram.

When you do have more ‘me-time’, here’s a great recipe for you to try at home

Soothing honey, lemon and ginger tea recipe

Soothing honey, lemon and ginger tea recipe

(Makes 3-4 mugs of tea)


  • 5cm ginger
  • 1 litre of water
  • 1 lemon (unwaxed)
  • 1 tsp of Fair Trade honey (per mug of tea)



Peel and thinly slice the ginger and put it into a saucepan. Add the water and boil for 10 minutes. Next, squeeze in the juice of half a lemon and thinly slice the remaining half before adding it to the pan. Remove from the heat and pour the tea into mugs, adding 1 tsp of honey per mug, or to taste.