Cinnamon Ginger Turmeric Hot Toddy

Flu season is upon us, so it’s a good idea to keep yourself as healthy as possible, and, if you do get struck down, help your immune system with some natural remedies. I’ve been feeling under the weather this week and have been doing everything I can to boost mine, I’m taking Micron Particle Vitamin C at regular intervals throughout the day along with Echinacea, Ginseng and Zinc.

As colds and flu are viruses, there’s no cure or quick fix. I’ve never taken Tamiflu or had a flu vaccine, I find that sticking to natural remedies helps me to quickly recover, or not get ill at all. The other two things that are vitally important are to take time out to rest and to drink plenty of fluids.

This delicious hot toddy is perfect for that; it’s soothing on the throat and will help mucus membranes recover from being high-jacked by the virus. Made up of turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, lemon, and raw Manuka honey, you’ll be restored to good health before you know it.

Cinnamon, Ginger and Turmeric Hot Toddy
1 Fresh turmeric root, 1 cm piece diced. Fresh turmeric can be found at most Indian grocers or here
1 Fresh ginger root, 2cm piece diced
1 Cinnamon stick and 4 Cloves
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp Raw Manuka honey, I used Earthbound

In a small saucepan put the turmeric, ginger, cinnamon stick and cloves with 500ml water. Bring to the boil then put the lid on and simmer for 10 minutes on a low heat.  Take off the heat and strain into a cup (there will be enough for another cup later). Add the lemon juice and raw Manuka honey stir and enjoy. I keep the ingredients in the fridge for up to three days and reuse with boiling water, fresh lemon juice and more honey.

 

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    1. Hi Angela, most supermarkets only sell powdered turmeric, which you can use instead of turmeric root – if you are wanting turmeric root you are best to call around your local organic, Indian, produce stores and find out who sells it 🙂 If you are using powdered (dry) the conversion is .. 2.5cm fresh turmeric = 1 tablespoon freshly grated turmeric = 1 teaspoon ground or powdered turmeric

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