This wellness tonic has been our go-to beverage at the first sign that someone is feeling under the weather. This year, I have been making a big batch that we can sip on all week long to better support our immune health. So let’s make it!
Makes 4 servings
To make you’ll need:
4 cloves of garlic
2 inches fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
2 lemons, juiced
24-ounces of filtered water
1 tablespoon raw honey (or to desired taste)
Chop garlic and let garlic rest for 10 minutes (increases allicin benefits). Then in a stovetop pot add chopped garlic, peeled and sliced ginger, and juice from 2 lemons along with 24 ounces of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for 30 minutes. Strain liquid into a jar and let cool to room temperature. Stir in honey to desired taste, I usually do 1/2 – 1 teaspoon of honey per serving. Store in the fridge.
This wellness tonic has antiviral and antibacterial properties thanks to the garlic, ginger and honey. It is also packed with immune supporting vitamin C from fresh lemon juice! Enjoy!
Wellness TonicPrint Recipe
- 4 cloves garlic
- 2 inches fresh ginger peeled & sliced
- 2 lemons
- 24 ounces filtered water
- 1 tbsp raw honey
- Chop garlic and let rest for 10 minutes (increases allicin benefits).
- In a stovetop pot add chopped garlic, peeled and sliced ginger, and juice from 2 lemons along with 24 ounces of water.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer, for 30 minutes.
- Strain liquid into a jar and let cool to room temperature.
- Stir in honey to desired taste, I usually do 1/2 – 1 teaspoon of honey per serving. Store in the fridge.
Garlic Health Benefits
Garlic has many medicinal benefits ranging from supporting heart health to being effective at fighting off commons colds. Garlic has antibacterial properties do the natural compound in garlic called allicin and is a source of vitamin B6, manganese, selenium and vitamin C. Garlic also contains these minerals, phosphorous, calcium potassium, iron and copper.
Ginger Health Benefits
Gingerol is the main compound in ginger responsible for it’s medicinal properties. Gingerol has powerful anti-inflamatory properties and ginger can also help to soothe nausea.
Lemon Health Benefits
Lemons are rich in immune supporting vitamin C and they also contain vitamin B6, potassium, folic acids, flavonoids and important phytochemical known as limonene.
Honey Health Benefits
Honey has anti-inflammatory properties and antibacterial properties and is rich in antioxidants. I buy raw honey, which is much better for you than processed and pasteurized honey. This is because raw honey contains antioxidants that can support immune health and provide other health benefits. Another type of honey known as Manuka honey, has strong antibacterial properties that are beneficial for immune health. Please note, do not give honey to a child 12 months and younger.