If you’ve managed to avoid cold or flu this winter then well done. However, if you feel you’re starting to come down with something, this powerful turmeric tonic will sort you out in no time at all.
This recipe will last you a couple of days – just take 1 shot glasses, 3 times a day.
What you need:
- Juice of 1 & 1/2 lemon
- Ginger (I use a ginger essential oil but grate around 1tbp of ginger or more to taste)
- 1/2 tsp of ground turmeric
- 2 tbsp Raw, Unfiltered, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
- A pinch of Black pepper
- 1 – 2 tbsp honey
- 350ml-400ml of water
Whizz it up in your blender and then store it in the fridge.
Seriously, it’s such good stuff, doesn’t taste that great but when you consider the health benefits then you’ll soon forget about the taste aspect. This got rid of my really bad cold in just a couple of days – and I only started taking it when the cold had developed!
Turmeric: is one of natures most powerful healers, it’s an anti-inflammatory that boosts the immune system. It’s anti-bacterial and anti-fungal so it will fight infections. Turmeric has a rich source of antioxidants that help fight against free radicals. Basically, the benefits of turmeric deserve their very own blog post.
Lemon: has strong antibacterial and antiviral properties as well as being rich in vitamin C to help support a healthy immune system.
Ginger: A rich source of antioxidants, ginger also contains antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-parasitic properties. And that’s just the start of things.
Apple Cider Vinegar: I’ve waxed lyrical about the benefits of apple cider vinegar before. It is high in acetic acid, which has potent effects. It can also help kill bacteria, great when you’re fighting a cold.
Black Pepper: I have Lorraine from BalanceNourishHeal.com (website coming soon) for this tip. If you add black pepper to your turmeric then it enhances bioavailability of the turmeric meaning you absorb more of it so it’s anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties are more powerful.
Honey: Not only to add a bit of sweetness but raw, organic honey contains natural antioxidants, enzymes and minerals including iron, zinc, potassium, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium and selenium. Vitamins found in honey include vitamin B6, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and niacin. In addition, the nutraceuticals contained in honey help neutralise damage done by free radicals.
Do you have a special go to for cold and flu?