When knocked sideways by flu or cold, this is just the tonic.
Fresh ginger contains a higher level of compounds (terpenes and gingerols) than dried which have anti-inflammatory action and has been shown to improve pain and swelling in up to 75% of people with arthritis. The antioxidant content have anti-cancer properties and consumption helps to calm nausea as well easing digestion.
Lemons are high in the antioxidant vitamin C which may help prevent certain cancers as well as enhancing the absorption of iron in food and helping to boost immunity.
Raw honey is one of nature’s oldest known antibacterial products which were frequently used in wars to prevent infection. Its antioxidant content helps to protect our cells and boost immunity. Not only is it antibacterial but also anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal. Increasing scientific evidence shows that a single dose of honey can reduce mucus secretion and coughs. In one study*, honey was just as effective as diphenhydramine and dextromethorphan, common ingredients found in over-the counter cough medicines.
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