This tonic is one of my top favourites for getting rid of and preventing any kind of illness that comes upon me, my friends, or my family. Who needs a flu shot when you can literally create your own (much more powerful) "flu shot" provided by the healing roots and herbs that nature provides? Did you know that all pharmaceuticals are created from synthesized (and thus, much less powerful) chemical compounds from plants? Except, pharmaceuticals add in dangerous chemicals to their pills in order to improve the shelf life and prevent degradation. Why not just go to the root and eat what nature intended?
Here is a recipe that will be sure to help heal you quickly and pain-free. The fresh turmeric root which has powerful anti-inflammatory properties is quickly escorted into your system thanks to the ginger (opens digestive pathways) and cayenne (opens veins and arteries due to its vasodilator properties). This is a very powerful juice, and is a must in any health routines you may have :)
- 1 tbsp. burdock root
- 1 tbsp. nettle
- 1 tbsp. milk thistle
(let these herbs simmer on low heat on the stove in 2 cups water)
Once this tea has simmered for around 10-15 minutes, let it cool to room temperature. Next, add the following:
- 2 juiced lemons
- 1/4 tsp. Cayenne (I use the 20,000 kind, on the hotness scale)
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 3 inches turmeric root (juiced in juicer or crushed in garlic press, or you may also use 2 tbsp fresh raw turmeric powder)
- 3 inches ginger (juiced in juicer or crushed in garlic press, or you may also use 2 tbsp fresh raw ginger powder)
- 1 tsp. fresh raw honey (this is optional. I normally don't consume honey, but the properties in honey are great for getting rid of bacteria and viruses)
Put this into a glass jar with a lid, and shake up!
*NOTE: If you do not want to make the tea base, although it is highly recommended, just use 2 cups of plain water or young thai coconut water
Here's to your health!