Everyone is looking for powerful elixirs that can do wonders for our immune system in the cold winter days. The cold weather is especially hard on it, bashing our immune system with colds, the flu, and other infections. Those are pretty common over the winter, and people are always trying to get to the root of the problem using over the counter drugs or natural remedies.
When it comes to remedies, we all know one or two based on lemons. However, lemon alone isn’t going to help. If you want your immune system to be strong this winter and remove mucus from your lungs, you can try the powerful elixir we have for you below.
The DIY elixir is made of honey, ginger, and lemon juice. You don’t need to be a chef to prepare it. As long as you’ve got those 3 ingredients in your pantry, and most of us do, you can whip it up in a few minutes and optimize your immune system in a jiffy.
Health Benefits of Lemon, Ginger, and Honey
Lemon, honey, and ginger are among the most powerful natural ingredients. They’ve been used in folk medicine for a long time, especially for remedies that boost the immune system. Honey, for example, is a great antibacterial agent and is full of antioxidants and flavonoids. It can do wonders for our immune system by reducing inflammation and treating sore throat and colds. It’s also effective against ulcers and treating wounds as it can coat injured areas and keep them safe from infections.
Lemon is a natural powerhouse full of vitamins C. It boosts our immune system and treats inflammation while also regulating our pH levels, which leads to protection from several diseases and conditions. Consuming lemon (or lemon juice) every day prevents dehydration and is a great remedy for fatigue. Lemon can also balance and regulate your hormones, optimizing the way your body works.
Last but not least in this 3-ingredient elixir is ginger. Ginger is a powerful remedy for colds and the flu, reducing the production of mucus and preventing inflammation. While it’s taste is not for all, it certainly is one of the most powerful natural ingredients against colds, the flu, and similar viral and bacterial infections.
Here’s how to prepare the elixir:
- 4 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 100 gr. of raw honey
- A small 1-inch piece of ginger
- 100 ml. of water
Pour the water in a pot and bring it to a boil. Add the ginger – you can have it sliced on slim pieces or grated. Let the ginger boil in the water on low heat for 5-10 minutes, then remove it from the heat and let it cool down. Add the lemon juice and ginger, stirring the mixture well so everything dissolves. Pour it in a glass jar and leave it in the fridge.
Take 40 ml. of the mix every day before breakfast. You should continue doing this for 40 days, then take a 2-week break. The remedy will fight numerous infections and reduce the excess mucus production and phlegm in the lungs, keeping you safe from the flu and cols in the winter.