Honey Lemon Ginger Cayenne Tea-tox Detox
Cold Fighting Tea Tonic Recipe
This recipe can be used preventatively, while you’re sick, or to increase overall health, wellness, metabolism.
- Juice from ½ of a lemon
- ½ tbsp fresh grated ginger root
- 1-2 tbsp raw honey (local honey is preferred)
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- ¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper (you should feel the burn)
- Boiled water
Boil 3 cups water and freshly grated ginger for up to 10 minutes. Pour the boiling water mixture over the raw honey. Add juice from ½ lemon, 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar and 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (you can add more cayenne pepper if you’re feeling up to it)! Mix well and sip slowly, allowing the warm water to linger in the back of your throat (you can even gargle it for a while).
WHY it works?
Lemon, cayenne and ginger all contain antioxidants, which boost the immune system and protect from free radicals.
Ginger: has a very long history of use in traditional/alternative medicine. It has been used to help digestion, reduce nausea and help fight the flu. Gingerol, is the bio-active substance in fresh ginger, can help lower the risk of infections. Fresh ginger extract can inhibit the growth of many types of bacteria. It can be effective against common causes of respiratory infections. In addition to its potent immune-boosting nutritional composition, the spice is also an excellent source of beta carotene, a powerful antioxidant.
Honey: has antimicrobial properties, which may allow it to fight some bacteria and viruses. Honey is also soothing on your throat and can lesson symptoms of colds and the flu.
Lemons: are great for sore throats because they can help break up mucus and provide natural pain relief. They contain high levels of vitamin C, and their natural antiviral properties boost immunity to colds and the flu, and/or help you get over them faster if you’re already sick.
Cayenne: has anti-microbial properties that can be used to disinfect and kill pathogens that cause sore throats.
Apple Cider Vinegar: contains a colony of bacteria that work as a probiotic when ingested. The acid in apple cider vinegar thins out mucous, thus helping it out of your respiratory system.
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