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  • Jennifer Galardi

Recipe: Immune Tonic

Updated: May 23, 2020

While we should always support our immune system to ensure it's functioning well, now more than ever, we need to bolster its defenses so it can fight off whatever may come our way. Whether we're fighting off a Corona virus or some other bacteria or fungus, it's wise to prepare our body for battle. This tonic will load it up with antioxidants as well as ingredients that contain high antiviral and antifungal properties. I recommend during healthy times having it a few times a week, and right now, on the daily.

16 oz. clean filtered water

3/4" ginger (finely chopped or grated)

2 tsp. ground cinnamon or 1 whole cinnamon stick

1 lemon (juiced)

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

oregano oil

1 tsp. manuka honey or i recommend Beekeeper's Natural's B*Powered Superfood Honey which also contains bee pollen, propolis and royal jelly - an amazing trifecta of medicinal benefits

Note: Be careful with your honey choice. Many commercial products on the shelves are cut with corn syrup or not ethically sourced and no better than buying a bag of sugar. Our bee population is at risk. Do your research on the brand. I will always recommend Beekeepers Natural's products. I know the founder personally and I know where their honey comes from and how it's made.

Pour 16 ounces clean water in a small saucepan and add fresh ginger (either finely chopped or grated) and either 2 tsp cinnamon or 1 cinnamon stick and bring to a rolling boil. Reduce to low heat for another 3-4 minutes. Turn off heat. Add lemon juice and apple cider vinegar and stir. Allow to cool a bit. Add one to two drops of oregano oil (depends on what you can tolerate) into a cup and strain liquid into cups. Add honey and stir until melted. You can leave the mixture in the pot and warm it back up as needed throughout the day, maybe omitting the oregano oil for a serving if you’d like.

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