Icky Icky Sicky Sicky Cold Remedy Blend!

So I thought I took enough of a rest the other day, but apparently I didn’t. After I took my break, I went hardcore. These weekend I worked a ton and was blessed to be able to express my creativity as well. However, I frequently forget about limits when I’m having soo much fun and then… I get sick.  It’s usually just a cold, but colds are annoying. So this healing remedy is amazing. I learned about it from one of my favorite podcasts, “That’s So Retrograde,” my indian friend, and my super successful business friend just drinks it all day every day. Personally, I don’t enjoy the flavor that much so I wouldn’t want to drink it every day. On the podcast, they said that turmeric can be preventative.  If chocolate was preventative I would eat that every day – well I almost do. (Hey it’s good for your heart right?) I drink this combo morning and night when I’m not feeling well. Usually, after 3/4 days MAX of drinking this concoction hardcore along with rest I feel better!

Ingredients

  1. Turmeric
  2. Fresh Ginger
  3. Garlic
  4. Honey
  5. Cayenne Pepper
  6. Lemon
  7. 3-4 Cups of Water

**Turmeric will stain the crap out of everything so just be aware of the dishes and clothes you use/are wearing.**

Directions

  1. Pour 3-4 Cups of Water into a big pot.
  2. Cut up and squeeze the lemon in a pot.
  3. Cut up the ginger into cubes and then drop it into the pot.
  4. Cut up 2 cloves of garlic or 2 tablespoons and drop it into the pot.
  5. Pour 1 Tablespoon of Honey into the pot.
  6. Pour 2-3 Tablespoons of Turmeric into the pot.
  7. Pour 1/2 Teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper into the pot.
  8. Turn the heat up until it’s boiling.
  9. Stir frequently.
  10. Once it’s boiling turn it down to a simmer for 4/5 minutes.
  11. Then pour it into a big cup and sip until you’re feeling better.
  12.  If the cubes of lemon and ginger disgust you – feel free to use a coffee filter as you pour mixture into a cup.
  13. Drink it hot!

I’m drinking it right now and you can actually feel it working! Make sure to spit/blow out your gunk afterwards (sorry to be gross). Keeping your gunk inside only keeps you sick!

So here are the facts on each of those ingredients! Feel better ❤

Ginger:

Read more: http://naturalsociety.com/benefits-of-ginger/#ixzz47YUilW4I

Turmeric:

  • Antiviral
  • Antibacterical
  • Antitumour
  • Antiinflammatory
  • Antioxidant
  • Allergenic
  • Antiulcer
  • Antiseptic
  • Antiedmic
  • Sedative
  • Herbicide
  • Analgesic
  • Antiallergic
  • Insecticide
  • Antiflu
  • Anesthetic
  • Anticancer
  • Anticold
  • Antifatigue
  • Laxative
  • Deodorant
  • Antiacne
  • Sunscreen

http://www.turmericforhealth.com/turmeric-benefits/long-list-of-turmeric-benefits

Garlic:

 

  • Cancer
  • Detoxification
  • Boosting the immune system
  • Infections
  • Inflammation
  • Heart Health
  • Toothache
  • Repel mosquitoes
  • Warts
  • Earache
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Stuffy nose or nasal congestion

Read more: http://naturalsociety.com/benefits-of-garlic/#ixzz47YYvJIxB

Warm Lemon Water:

  •  Immune-boosting benefits of vitamin C help ensure your body can fight off illness.
  •  Despite lemons being acidic, they can help keep your pH balance in check.
  • Pectin fiber is great for your colon and digestive health.
  • Encourages the production of bile.
  • Dissolving uric acid, lemon water can help reduce pain and inflammation of the joints.
  • Good for your skin.
  • Helps to maintain eye health and protects against eye disease and damage.
  • Helps replenish the body after a tough workout.
  • Helps detoxify the liver and kidneys.
  • Can reduce the occurrence and aid in the treatment of urinary tract infections.

Read more: http://naturalsociety.com/12-health-benefits-of-lemon-water-simple-health-tonic/#ixzz47YZLcxSL

Honey:

 

  • Preventing cancer
  • Preventing heart disease
  • Easing coughs and colds
  • Healing wounds
  • Providing energy
  • Relieving arthritic-related discomfort
  • Promoting a healthy digestive system
  • Increasing calcium absorption
  • Providing allergy protection
  • Treating herpes
  • Relieving sore throat
  • Slowing aging
  • Preventing plaque build-up
  • Healing burns

Read more: http://naturalsociety.com/health-benefits-of-honey-powerful-superfood/#ixzz47YZuFWxo

Cayenne Pepper

  • Anti-Irritant Properties
  • Anti-Cold and Flu Agent
  • Anti-Fungal Properties
  • Migraine Headache Prevention
  • Anti-Allergen
  • Digestive Aid
  • Anti-Redness Properties
  • Helps Produce Saliva
  • Useful for Blood Clots
  • Detox Support
  • Joint-Pain Reliever
  • Anti-Bacterial Properties
  • Possible Anti-Cancer Agent
  • Supports Weight Loss
  • Promotes Heart-Health
  • Remedy for Toothache
  • Topical Remedy

17 Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper

 

 

 

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