November 19, 2014

Cold & Flu Ginger Turmeric Tonic.


cold and flu photo author's

Want to protect yourself from winter colds? This tonic is for you:

It’s my favorite drink throughout autumn and winter. It is deliciously warm and it boosts the immune system to protect us against colds and flu.

You’ve probably heard about the amazing health benefits of both ginger and turmeric. Ginger contains several antioxidants that help prevent and fight many diseases, and turmeric has especially powerful anti-inflammatory properties.

This combination of lemon, ginger and turmeric has an alkalizing effect on the body. Plus, it promotes glowing, radiant skin.

If you’re having food cravings or you’re feeling hungry in between meals, you can also drink this tonic as well as lots of water before you reach for a snack.

I make this tonic once a day in fall and winter, usually in the afternoon. But, it’s also great to drink first thing in the morning, about thirty minutes before breakfast. It will help cleanse your liver and give you more energy for your day.

What you need for one person:

1 ½ cup of hot water
3 slices of fresh ginger
½ tsp turmeric powder or one slice fresh turmeric root
½ lemon
1 tsp raw honey

What you do:

Place ginger slices and turmeric in a mug, and add the hot water. Let it steep for five minutes.

Squeeze in lemon and stir in raw honey.

Enjoy this warm, golden tonic!



Love elephant and want to go steady?

Sign up for our (curated) daily and weekly newsletters!

Author: Anne Ricci

Editor: Emily Bartran

Photo: Author’s Own 

Read 9 Comments and Reply

Read 9 comments and reply

Top Contributors Latest

Anne Ricci