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Regardless of how you’re feeling now, having this ginger tonic recipe at your fingertips can be a great help when the first signs of nausea, a cold or sniffles occur. Ginger is a powerful anti-inflammatory with many benefits and has been used in the past to treat a whole host of illnesses.
Ginger contains gingerol, a bioactive substance in fresh ginger, which can help inhibit bacterial growth and also lower the risk of infections. It’s said to be very effective also, in reducing morning sickness although pregnant women must consult their doctor if they are looking to consume excessive amounts.
Within this tonic, there’s also lemon which is a great source of vitamin C and can also, like ginger, help prevent infections. Teamed with black pepper, also containing anti-bacterial properties and considered an anti-congestent, as well as turmeric, it’s a little powerhouse of goodness.
This makes 4 portions so you can either drink it throughout the day or keep it in the fridge for up to 3 days and mix with hot water and honey when required. Use local honey for the best results – it can also help with alleviating hayfever when taken over time!
- 1 lemon
- 4 inches of ginger
- Local raw honey to taste
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Remove the skin and pith from a lemon and place it into a blender.
- Peel and add in the ginger, plus several turns of the pepper grinder.
- Whizz it all up and put it into a clean jar or bottle. You can keep it in the fridge for up to 5 days and whenever you need, add some to a mug and top up with hot water. Add honey to taste.