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Immune Boosting Tonic (Ginger Lemon Garlic Honey)

This garlic ginger lemon honey mixture is great natural homemade immune booster recipe – a remedy for those looking for a natural way to boost their immune system while sick during the cold and flu season. Or to fight a mild infection without antibiotics.

By combining garlic ginger lemon and honey you will get a powerful DIY immunity boosting recipe (or a natural antibiotic recipe) that will make your immune system stronger and capable to fight easily a viral, bacterial or yeast infection.

This is a powerful all natural antibiotic recipe that became my favorite natural immune booster remedy during cold and flu season over the last 5 years. This immune boosting tonic recipe is quite easy to make. It’s a garlic, ginger, lemon, honey remedy that’s suitable for the entire family, including kids!

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Why I Make This Immune Boosting Tonic Recipe

A few years ago I was constantly sick and getting cold after cold and many other infections on a regular basis. The conventional medication wasn’t helping, it was doing more damage. This made me look for natural immunity boosting recipes that could actually help me fight all those infections without side effects.

Homemade Immunity Boosting Recipe With Lemon Ginger Garlic And Honey. A natural home remedy:  immune booster recipe.
Immunity Boosting Recipe With Lemon Ginger Garlic And Honey.

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I wanted a more natural approach. I needed to strengthen my immune system fast and avoid all those antibiotics that put me in this position in the first place.

I discovered that natural remedies most of the time are much more potent then their synthetic counterparts, and slowly started to develop new habits that helped me grow a strong immune system.

After studying the health benefits of each ingredient and the best way to combine them, I decided to try this homemade immunity boosting recipe with lemon, garlic, ginger and honey. It was one of the first I implemented with great results. The best part is that you make it once and it can be stored as a natural supplement.

I also like to incorporate the same ingredients in this flu bomb drink (I also call it “immune booster tea”) – the liquid is extremely soothing when you have a sore throat. Plus when drank continuously throughout the day it helps flush out the cold and flu germs from the body more efficiently. Hydration is essential too!

Lemon Ginger Garlic and Honey Mixture Benefits

Combining garlic, ginger, lemon and honey makes one of the best and effective immunity boosting recipes. All it’s ingredients have anti-fungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties and work synergistically, meaning they work even better when combined.

And I tried many immunity boosting tonic recipes: with apple cider vinegar, with turmeric or cayenne pepper, they were all great, but I felt that the key ingredient is always garlic.

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Immunity boosting recipe with lemon ginger garlic and honey mixture, a natural homemade immune booster tonic for cold and flu season.
Homemade Immune Booster: Garlic Ginger Lemon and Honey Mixture

This specific immune boosting tonic recipe is really easy to ingest, without feeling like vomiting after taking it.

It’s simple to make, convenient to consume AND store for longer periods of time! Due to citric acid from lemon, plus sugar from honey, this homemade immune booster can last for months when stored in the fridge.

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How Effective Is This Immunity Boosting Tonic Recipe?

  1. Unlike the store-bought medicines which simply suppress our symptoms, the plant medicines work deep, strengthening our body’s immune system right at the core. It can be a general immune system stimulant (stimulates maximum blood circulation) or it can heal, relieve the pain and swelling by helping to move the excess mucus.
  2. Aids digestion and promotes gut health. This immunity boosting recipe is also a good tonic for the digestive tract’s flora and for the skin. Garlic can positively influence the gut microbiome and protect the gut microbiome damage.
  3. Great for viral infections (cold, flu). There are also a few studies showing the garlic effectiveness against many viruses including cytomegalovirus, rhinovirus, HIV, herpes simplex 1 and 2 viral pneumonia, and rotavirus. 
  4. Garlic and ginger have antimicrobial activity against many pathogens (strep, staph, helicobacter pylori, mycobacterium tuberculosis, clostridium, klebsiella and other bacteria responsible for sinus, ear, lung and urinary tract infections). In-vivo and in-vitro studies garlic was found not only to inhibit the formation of biofilms but also to eradicate biofilms.
  5. Antifungal properties. Both animal and in vitro studies have shown garlic to be more potent than nystatin, gentian violet, and six other reputed antifungal agents in inhibiting fungal infections. 
  6. Mixing all these ingredients is better than using each of them separately. Their beneficial effect is synergistic, meaning they work even better together by enhancing the properties of each. For example honey has the property to pull and concentrate the medicinal properties of the other ingredients (in this case garlic and ginger). And the lemon – helps with preservation and the absorption of key nutrients and antioxidants.

Prophylactic As Well As Therapeutic Immune Boosting Tonic 

To get a therapeutic effect from garlic, ginger, lemon and honey, we need more than we can comfortably consume. By making this immune boosting tonic you ensure you get a large dose of each ingredient.

What’s interesting about garlic, is that when the clove is chopped, chewed, or crushed, it produces allicin – an active compound with powerful anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-carcinogenic and antioxidant properties.

However, these benefits are destroyed when garlic is heated, so consuming it raw is the the best way to ensure you get those benefits.

And since no one loves to chew some raw garlic, this tonic disguises its unpleasantness perfectly!

Ingredients for this Immune boosting tonic recipe: honey, lemon, ginger, garlic.

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This natural antibiotic recipe is easy to make AND take. It’s suitable for adults and even kids. My toddler has no problem taking a spoonful of this immune boosting tonic when she’s having a cold. Followed by a few sips of water just to wash the taste in the mouth.

Additional Immunity Boosting Steps That Can Help

  1. First make some lifestyle changes, check your diet, exercise, sleep patterns and stress levels.
  2. Then you can have some extra help with vitamins and nutrients that will help your immune system fight viruses and bacteria. Here is where this immune boosting tonic comes into play.

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How To Make The Immunity Boosting Recipe With Garlic Ginger Lemon And Honey

This immune boosting tonic recipe is made with four renowned ingredients:

  • raw fresh garlic
  • raw fresh ginger
  • raw lemon (whole)
  • raw honey (manuka honey is the most potent).
Step by step process shots on how to make this homemade natural immunity boosting recipe.
Process shots: how to make the natural immunity boosting tonic recipe at home.
  • Step 1. You need to peel and chop all ingredients and add in a blender.
  • Step 2. Mix until smooth (like a paste), don’t add any other liquid.
  • Step 3. Transfer into a clean jar and store in the refrigerator. The longer its sits in the fridge the more potent it gets; but the taste gets milder and more pleasant.

Video: How To Make The Immunity Boosting Tonic Recipe

How To Take This Immunity Boosting Tonic Recipe

  1. This immune boosting tonic is best taken on an empty stomach in the morning and/or half an hour before meals and before going to bed.
  2. As a preventive measure you can take one or two teaspoons per day based on personal requirement.
  3. If you are in the middle of fighting a cold or an acute infection take 1 teaspoon every 3-4 hours until you feel better.

Other Immune Boosting Ingredients You Can Add

to make this immunity boosting tonic recipe even more potent, you can add:

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Lemon ginger garlic honey mixture - a powerful cold and flu bomb recipe.
Make a paste (left side) and swallow, or chop everything (right side) and chew if you have a throat pain. Use your food processor to make it faster: add all ingredients in there and pulse a few times to get the desired consistency.
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Immune Boosting Tonic Recipe (Ginger Lemon Garlic Honey)

This garlic ginger lemon honey mixture is great natural homemade immune booster recipe – a remedy for those looking for a natural way to boost their immune system during the cold and flu season. By combining garlic ginger lemon and honey you will get a powerful DIY immunity boosting recipe (or a natural antibiotic recipe) that will make your immune system stronger and capable to fight easily a viral, bacterial or yeast infection. Great for kids as well.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Supplement
Cuisine: All
Servings: 8 oz (48 tsp)
Calories: 22.1kcal
Author: HealthyTasteOfLife
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Ingredients
 

  • 2 small fresh lemons (~1/2 cup) - (with the skin or not, cut into large chunks)
  • 1/2 cup fresh ginger - (peeled, cut into chunks)
  • 1/2 cup fresh garlic cloves - (peeled)
  • 1/2 cup raw honey - organic

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients roughly chopped in a blender, pulsing for a few seconds until everything turns into a paste.
    The mixture contains not only the juice but also the fibers from the whole fruit/vegetable which makes it even more beneficial for your gut microbiome.

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Notes

Honey Garlic Ginger Lemon Tonic Tips & Suggestions

  1. This immune boosting tonic is best taken on an empty stomach in the morning and/or half an hour before meals and before going to bed.
  2. As a preventive measure you can take one or two teaspoons per day based on personal requirement.
  3. If you are in the middle of fighting a cold or an acute infection take 1 teaspoon every 3-4 hours.
  4. The benefits of this tonic are best experienced if used consistently until you feel better and a few days after you recover.
  5. Remember what you put into your body is what you get, so use only fresh raw, organic, unpasteurized ingredients. Prior to cutting make sure everything is washed and clean.

Storage:

Store the immune boosting tonic in a seal-able container (preferably glass) in the fridge. The longer its sits in the fridge the more potent it gets; but the taste gets milder and more pleasant.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1tsp | Calories: 22.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.9g | Protein: 0.6g | Sodium: 2.2mg | Potassium: 63.2mg | Fiber: 0.7g | Sugar: 2.7g | Vitamin C: 5.5mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.1mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator.

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Recipe Rating




JUDITH

Saturday 15th of October 2022

How long will it last if u doesn't have a fridge .. Thanks

HealthyTasteOfLife

Tuesday 18th of October 2022

At room temperature it should be good up to a week.

John cavani

Monday 10th of October 2022

Can I drink it only in the morning, would it cure infection in the body if I drink it every morning

HealthyTasteOfLife

Wednesday 12th of October 2022

I can't give you a health advice, everybody is different, so at least you can try. There are no guarantees and it all depends on what other steps are you taking toward your health.

Samantha

Saturday 16th of July 2022

Please can anyone tell me if this mixture can then be frozen once made? Also if not, how long can I store it in my fridge? Will the honey crystallise whist in the fridge? Will it matter if I keep opening the jar everyday to have a spoonful? I. Looked everywhere and can’t find the answers. Thankyou

HealthyTasteOfLife

Friday 29th of July 2022

You don't need to freeze it, it will keep for months in the fridge. The honey will not crystalize, the citric acid from lemon will prevent it. You can open the jar and take a spoonful everyday.

Peter

Thursday 14th of April 2022

Sounds like a wonderful recipe. I was wondering:

- Can I add FRESH turmeric root? - Can I add Ceylon Cinnamon powder? - Do you think adding the two above ingredients is worth it?

You write that the mixture's potency increases over time. That's interesting, because I would assume that potency usually decreases with time. Do you have an explanation for the increased potency?

Thank you!

HealthyTasteOfLife

Thursday 14th of April 2022

Hi Peter, - turmeric root, yes! - cinnamon powder - I think you could, although I'm not sure how this will affect the taste and the potency. As for the third question: The concoction over time ferments and there are studies that show a higher nutritional profile, mineral content, as well as antioxidant activity after fermentation.

lola

Monday 11th of April 2022

this is so delicious! would it be appropriate to add a spoonful of this to smoothies and juices?

Thank you so much!

HealthyTasteOfLife

Tuesday 12th of April 2022

If you don't mind the taste, why not!