For a great boost to your immune system in winter. This detox tea is just what we all need after the excess of Christmas. It helps to combat all those niggling coughs and sniffles and gives your system the extra vitamins it needs to fight off the winter bugs.
My husband works away for 6 weeks at a time in Africa, where to be honest he doesn’t have the best diet or fruit and vegetables available. I make up a big jug of this when he returns to help get his system balanced again after all those hours flying and travelling.
We have also found it work out well for coughs and sore throats and stuffed up noses.
The idea for this one came from a video I saw on social media involving oranges and turmeric. Citrus fruit is ripe on the trees around us in winter and I believe strongly in eating things in season. That they are available now because that it what our bodies need at this time of year.
Wondering if it will do you any good here some benefits of the ingredients.
Turmeric: Said to be used by Hippocrates in the 4th century B.C. It contains potent antioxidants and benefits that studies have shown can fight diabetes, cancer, and heart disease.
Ginger: Made into hot tea, ginger releases the compounds gingerol and protease, bringing a rush of comforting warmth that actually increases cardiovascular circulation.
Honey: Helps to soothe a cough, boosts your energy and if locally produced does help to reduce allergic systems by building your immunity to the pollens in your area.
Citrus: Both lemons and oranges contain vitamins C and A. They also have limonenes which are believed to help reduce inflammation in the body.
Plus it tastes good.
- 2 lemons sliced thinly and quartered
- 1 orange sliced thinly and quartered
- 1 tbsp turmeric
- 2 inches of ginger grated
- 1 cup of local organic honey
- Thinly slice the lemons and oranges then quarter the slices
- Place in a jar with the rest of the ingredients and mix well
- Leave in the fridge overnight, liquid will come out of the fruit.
- Place a good spoonful of the mixture in bottom of your glass or cup and add hot water.
- Keep the jar in the fridge.
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