Recipe: Turmeric and Ginger Cold-Fighting Wellness Tonic

Recipe: Turmeric and Ginger Cold-Fighting Wellness Tonic


Mix up this quick nutrient-dense turmeric and ginger wellness tonic to stop your cold dead in its tracks.

Here’s a simple, effective, and all-natural way to DIY back into fighting shape to battle that sniffling-sneezing-cough-inducing cold.

With a squad of anti-inflammatory and immunity-boosting ingredients such as herbs, spices, and vitamin C–rich citrus, this wellness tonic is a nutrient-dense powerhouse that packs a punch and will stop your cold dead in its tracks.

Like a supercharged multivitamin, this elixir works best if taken with a little fat (say, a fried egg or a spoonful of peanut butter) to help your body absorb all those nutrients. Buckwheat honey is said to be particularly effective in calming cold symptoms. If you don’t have buckwheat honey (or don’t care for the strong flavor of it), no problem; any good-quality raw honey will provide health benefits.

Ingredients (makes 1 treatment)
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
One 1/2-inch piece fresh ginger, grated
One 1/2-inch piece fresh turmeric, grated (or 1/2 tsp. ground)
2 tsp. buckwheat honey
Pinch of freshly ground black pepper

Place all the ingredients in a small jar. Stir or shake gently to combine. If desired, pass the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to remove the pulp. Sip.

Seeking immune support? Try the Immunity Spice Blend, an Ayurvedic mix specifically formulated for autumn.

Excerpted from The Ginger and Turmeric Companion, copyright 2019 Suzy Scherr, reproduced by permission of The Countryman Press. All rights reserved.

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