To strengthen our immune system. taking great care of ourselves is key.
Sometimes, you only realize this when under the weather, recovering from something or in prevention.
Then, it becomes all too easy to rush to the nearest pharmacy (I’ve certainly been guilty of this!) and panic-buy the entire store in order to get your immune system back on track.
This is certainly ill-advised and can sometimes do more harm than good.
This current climate of a global pandemic proportions provides us an opportune time to begin cultivating great habits in keeping ourselves healthy and strong.
What better way to do this than to learn how to make our own DIY immunity-boosting tonic?
One that’s made out of 100% nature’s medicine.
What is an Immune-Boosting Tonic?
A Tonic is a medicinal substance taken to give a feeling of vigor or well-being. It inspires an effect that is restorative or stimulating to health or well-being. An Immune-Boosting Tonic is a concentrated combo of immune-boosting foods. Each food has is a powerhouse of antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory healing properties.
For this tonic, we’ll be using:
Ginger Among the healthiest (and most delicious) spices on the planet, Ginger is loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds that have powerful benefits for your body and brain. It is a natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that has been known to aid digestion, relieve nausea and decrease pain.
Turmeric Turmeric which contains a compound called curcumin, which boasts amazingly powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, as well as dramatically increasing the antioxidant capacity of the body.
It’s best taken with black pepper, which helps the absorption of the curcumin.
Lemon Lemon is naturally detoxifying and alkalizing in the body. It boasts plenty of Vitamin C, which boosts the immune system and also cleans the liver and flushes out the toxins
Oregano Oregano oil is rich in antioxidants and is a powerful antibacterial and antiviral which is most associated with the respiratory and immune system health.
Cayenne Pepper Cayenne Pepper stimulates circulation, boosts metabolism, relieves pain naturally and can have an alkalizing effect in the body.
Black Pepper Black Pepper is antioxidant and anti-inflammatory as well as contains piperine, which increases absorption of curcumin from turmeric by up to 2000%
Honey Honey’s antioxidant and antibacterial properties help improve the digestive system and boost immunity. It is also a powerhouse of antioxidants, which are very effective for the removal of free radicals from the body.
DIY Immune-Boosting Tonic
An immune-boosting health tonic with fresh turmeric, ginger, cayenne pepper, black pepper, lemon and honey.