Natural Immunity Booster and Cold Remedy
Natural Immunity Booster & Cold Remedy
This is my go-to immunity booster / cold syrup
How and when?
I make a batch of it regularly throughout the winter. Depending on how many people take it, it may last for a week or a few. Best to keep in the fridge in a handly bottle or a jar (I like a little glass bottle, as it's easy to pour from - you don't want to double dip the spoon!). Take 2 tablespoons as prevention; you might want to take this dose twice a day if you have a cold. It is ok for toddlers/ older kids to take, but it is quite a strong taste so I recommend it mixing it with warm water.
And as for the taste: I'm not going to lie to you - it isn’t the tastiest thing you’ve ever had, but it’s not terrible. Give it a go, it's worth it!
1 bulb garlic, peeled
1 medium fresh white onion, roughly chopped
juice of 1 large lemon
2.5 - 3 tbsp of raw honey
boiled, cooled water (~ 1.5 cups)
Put all ingredients into a blender and blitz nicely until all combined. Pour it into a jar and leave to rest for 2 says, somewhere cool and dark (kitchen cupboard or corner of kitchen counter will do).
After that time strain it and store in a jar or a glass bottle, in the fridge. Take 1-2 tbsp each day. You can mix it with some water if you find the taste too much. I don’t recommend it on an empty stomach as the mixture is quite strong and may feel burning on your stomach.
Why to take this immunity booster?
This mix is made of some potent antibacterial ingredients (garlic, onion), is high in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Garlic is thought to be a natural antibiotic AND has great anti-fungal properties 🤓
You can take this all year round, especially during colder seasons.
To change things up a bit, you can add some turmeric (~2 tsp) with extra honey and some black pepper. It will add vibrant color, different taste, and some great anti-inflammatory benefits!
Are you into natural medicine and alternative healing? Let me know if you try this out - I'd love to hear from you! x