Lemons and oranges are rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C, which helps boost immunity and supports the immune system to fight off the infection. Ginger has been shown to modulate the immune system, reduce inflammation, support healthy digestion and reduce pain. At the first sign of a cold or even when you’re already sick, drink a shot glass of this cocktail 2-3 times a day to build up your immune system.
IMMUNE BOOSTING COCKTAIL
Prep time: 5 min Cook time: 10-20 min Total time: 15-25 min
Makes 20 servings
1 quart filtered water
½ cup ginger root, fresh
¼ cup turmeric root, fresh
Juice of 2 lemons
Juice of 1 orange
2 cloves garlic, minced (optional)
Add ginger, turmeric and garlic to the jar and pour boiling water over the roots;
Let tea steep for 10-20 minutes;
Add fresh lemon and orange juice at the very end to maintain Vitamin C content.
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