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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.

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Over the past five years, my go-to natural defense during cold and flu season has been this potent, all-natural antibiotic recipe. It’s my favorite way to bolster immunity naturally. The recipe, a simple yet effective blend of garlic, ginger, lemon, and honey, is easy to whip up and family-friendly — even kids can take it! Don’t forget to explore my homemade cough syrup too, which incorporates some of these powerhouse ingredients.

Why I Make This Immune Boosting Tonic Recipe

A while ago, I found myself in a cycle of recurrent colds and infections, and conventional medications just weren’t cutting it. This frustration drove me to seek out natural solutions to bolster my immune system without adverse 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’ve come to learn that natural remedies often surpass synthetic options in effectiveness, and I’ve embraced healthier habits to build robust immunity.

Through research and experimentation, I crafted an immunity-boosting concoction of lemon, garlic, ginger, and honey. It’s been a game-changer for me, easy to prepare, and a cheap natural supplement. It was one of the first that got me great results.

I also enjoy a variation of these ingredients in what I fondly call my “flu bomb drink ” (I also call it “immune booster tea”), which provides soothing relief for a sore throat and helps eliminate cold and flu germs when consumed regularly. Don’t underestimate the power of proper hydration, either. Alternatively, for a lighter touch, try ginger infused water or this Herbal Tea For Cold And Flu.

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:

  • Turmeric powder or fresh turmeric (anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties).
  • Spirulina powder (powerful antioxidant and anti-Inflammatory).
  • Raw apple cider vinegar (antibacterial and anti-fungal properties).
  • Elderberry powder (powerful antioxidant and anti-viral effect).
  • Astragalus root powder (immune-boosting, anti-aging and anti-inflammatory effects).
  • Propolis (my favorite, a very potent remedy especially when you have a sore throat, I just add it to the tonic in the spoon before swallowing it); see video.

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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.
photos from my Instagram stories

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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 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
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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Stacie

Saturday 23rd of December 2023

How long can you freeze this tonic??

HealthyTasteOfLife

Thursday 28th of December 2023

The lesser the better, but for effectiveness is best consumed fresh.

Jude

Monday 18th of December 2023

Hi how long can this tonic be taken for???

HealthyTasteOfLife

Thursday 28th of December 2023

As long as you feel you need it.

GreenGrace

Monday 11th of December 2023

On Saturday my cold symptoms were peaking----I felt MISERABLE. I was blowing my nose nonstop, weak so napping a lot, and had a cough coming from deep in my lungs. And.......I was craving lemon/honey tea and made myself some. Later I was craving garlic, which I NEVER crave. Sat. evening I went online and found this recipe. The only component I was not craving was the ginger, which I already have daily as a tea. I took a tablespoon of the remedy before bed, slept better, and woke up feeling MUCH better (40%?) than Sat. I took the remedy every three hrs as directed and after each time felt better and better. By Sunday evening I was feeling about 80% better than Saturday. This Monday morning, I would say 90% better.

The sudden way I have improved is WAY out of proportion to the way I felt on Saturday and can't simply be a case of "I was going to get better anyway."

I have been going through a LOT of personal stress since June, and my normally robust immune system is kind of "shot" right now as this is my second bad infection inside of 6 wks. I am working on the stress, but also intend to continue taking this daily as a precaution.

I can't say thank you enough!

L

Saturday 25th of November 2023

I think I'll add some vitamins and minerals off the shelf too. We don't get those from any supermarket vegetables any more unfortunately...

Rachel

Monday 11th of September 2023

Hi! Quick question. Once it is made, how long can you store it in the refrigerator before it goes bad?

HealthyTasteOfLife

Monday 11th of September 2023

Up to a couple of months, but is best when fresh.