Sweet Ginger-Mint Tea Health Elixir

Elixirs for health are all the rage right now. The hugely popular ‘health’ drinks and smoothies are popping up in markets & specialty shops all over the world. Some are very healthy, however many have tons of added preservatives and sugars!

The idea of elixirs for health and healing is not a new idea, actually elixirs can be traced back to biblical times in the Middle East, hundreds of years ago in Europe and thousands of years ago in India and Asia!

So skip the popular fad elixirs that may be full of other unwanted and unhelpful ingredients and opt to make your own! There are yummy recipes for all types of health elixirs, today I will share a recipe I came up with using ingredients that have medicinal benefits and have been used for hundreds if not thousands of years!

It is easy to make, inexpensive, and delicious. Elixirs are a great alternative to unhealthy drinks like soda.

Health benefits:

Helps digestion
Natural antibacterial, anti fungal
Helps with acne and rashes
Natural antibiotic
Boosts immune system
Balances your ph levels
Known to help decrease cancer cells ability to grow & multiply
Increase the functioning of bodies organs
Helps with nausea from stomach bugs or pregnancy
Fights common cold and flu


2 tbsp manuka honey
1–2 in. fresh ginger root (sliced)
1/4 cup spearmint leaves
1/4 cup peppermint leaves
3/4 gal. mineral water



Place water in large pot and place on stove on medium heat. Add the honey, spearmint, and peppermint leaves. Stir.

Slice the ginger into small pieces. Place in pot. Stir well. Bring to a boil. Boil for 4 minutes. Turn off flame and allow to cool. Serve hot or refrigerate and serve as a chilled beverage. Cheers to your health.