Lemon Balm Ginger Syrup Recipe

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Learn how to make a simple, homemade Lemon Balm and Ginger Syrup to help you through cold & flu season.

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Lemon Balm is very easy to grow, and has many uses both in the kitchen, and for the medicine cabinet.

It is in the mint family, and is a perennial that will spread if you don’t contain it. So be mindful where you plant it.

It has a fresh, minty flavor and can be uses in all sorts of recipes.

Lemon balm has been used for many medicinal purposes as well. A few of its purposes include anxiety & tension, insomnia, digestive issues and it is used for its antiviral properties. Check out some of the herbal medicine books listed below to learn more.

Learn More about Lemon Balm Here:

Some of my favorite Herbal Books

This lemon balm and ginger syrup with honey and lemon is a great addition to your home apothecary.

Ginger is well known for its medicinal properties, especially for soothing upset stomachs, inflammation and helping ease congestion.

Lemon Balm & Ginger Syrup

Lemon Balm & Ginger Syrup

Learn how to make a simple, homemade Lemon Balm and Ginger Syrup to help you through cold & flu season.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 1/4 c dry lemon balm leaves (1/2 c if using fresh)
  • 2 in piece of fresh ginger, peeled and minced (or 2 Tb dry ginger root - not powdered)
  • 1 Tb fresh lemon zest
  • 2/3 c boiling water
  • 2 Tb lemon juice
  • 1/2 c raw honey


  1. Combine the lemon balm, ginger and lemon zest in a large coffee mug, mason jar or bowl.
  2. Pour in the hot water. Place a saucer or lid over the top to hold in the heat.
  3. Let this steep like a tea for 1 hour.
  4. Using a very fine sieve or cheese cloth, strain the solids from the liquid.
  5. Combine the tea, lemon juice and raw honey in a lid with a jar. Shake it to mix well.
  6. Store they syrup in your refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


Take by the spoonful to help with minor cold & flu symptoms. Be mindful about allergies or age limitations when using honey.

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