For a long time ginger has been used in traditional herbal medicine. But do you know why? Research has shown ginger to be antimicrobial, therefore reducing the risk of getting sick. Is great for digestive disorders, and will settle a nauseous tummy. Ginger is anti-inflammatory, which will help reduce stressors on the body, and let your immune system at its peak so you are feeling better in no time!
Garlic is a strong antimicrobial and has immunomodulatory properties. This means it will help protect the body from bacterial and viral infections, and boost the role of the immune system.
Studies have shown that a component within garlic, called allicin is a strong anti-inflammatory. To increase the effects of allicin and enhance the content in garlic, crush or cut the garlic clove and leave for a few minutes before using. This allows the enzyme alliinase to release, and convert through to allicin.
Shiitake mushrooms are great immune boosters! Eating these mushrooms has shown to increase a particular molecule within the body called interleukin-23. Which improves the immune systems recognition of harmful and allergy causing substances, and successfully neutralize them.
Like garlic and ginger, these mushrooms have anti-inflammatory properties and great antioxidant benefits.
Turmeric supports the body through its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, immunomodulatory and antimicrobial properties. Specifically turmeric contains the active ingredient curcumin. This compound is key in supporting the human body and facilitating these protective actions.
Turmeric has even been shown to improve mood! By simply incorporating turmeric into your daily diet, can greatly benefit your body.
Cold remedy tea:
- Fresh ginger (cut off a few thing slices)
- Fresh garlic (cut one clove in quarters)
- 1 teaspoon of organic raw honey or Manuka honey
- Lemon (cut off one slice horizontally – similar to the picture at the top)
Add some water to your kettle and set to boil.
While that’s boiling, prepare your ingredients and then grab a mug from the cupboard and add your ingredients into it.
When the waters boiled, pour it into the mug and allow all the ingredients to steep.
You can remove the ingredients before drinking. Personally I like to leave everything in my cup to get as much from the ingredients as possible!
Enjoy this nice and hot!