Nana’s Timeless Remedy: The Go-To Recipe I Still Prepare and Keep for When I’m Feeling Sick

The recipe you’ve provided is for a healing potion that combines the health benefits of lemons, ginger, honey, and apple cider vinegar, all brewed in a slow cooker. These ingredients are known for their various health benefits, including immune system support, digestive aid, and anti-inflammatory properties. Here’s a more detailed breakdown of the recipe:


  • 8 lemons, cut into slices
  • 1/2 portion of ginger root, roughly diced
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • Water


  1. Combine Ingredients: Place the lemon slices, diced ginger, honey, and apple cider vinegar into a slow cooker.
  2. Add Water: Fill the slow cooker with water until it’s nearly full. This water will help to extract the flavors and health benefits from the ingredients.
  3. Stir: Give the mixture a gentle stir to ensure all the ingredients are combined.
  4. Set Heat: Set the slow cooker to a low heat setting. Cover it with a lid to allow the mixture to simmer and infuse.
  5. Infuse: Let the remedy simmer and infuse for approximately 4-6 hours. During this time, the flavors of the ingredients will meld together.
  6. Strain: Once the desired infusion time has passed, carefully strain the mixture using a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth. This step removes any solid particles and leaves you with a liquid potion.
  7. Transfer and Cool: Pour the strained liquid into a clean container, such as a jar or bottle. Allow the remedy to cool down to room temperature.
  8. Refrigerate: Once cooled, you can refrigerate the healing potion for later use. It’s ready to be enjoyed as needed.