A winter tonic

This week I've been under the weather with a cold and cough. I've a pretty tough immune system, but I like many got ill under the planetary activity earlier in the week. Anyway, I wanted to share with you the very simple anti-inflammatory and anti-nausea drink that helped me through.

wintertonic

You will need a small one person teapot (or double the ingredients if larger) with an infuser or good old fashioned strainer 

Ingredients:

1/2 lemon peeled and sliced  - Root, Solar Plexus Throat support / vitamin C, immune boosting, alkalising

1 tsp freshly grated ginger root  - Root, Solar Plexus, Brow support / antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-nausea, immune boosting

1 tsp ground turmeric (or shave the fresh root if you can get hold of it) - Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, Brow support / anti-inflammatory, liver and digestion tonic.

A pinch of chilli flakes - Root, Heart, Brow support - warming, natural pain reliever and boots endorphins for that feel better factor!

and an optional dash of agave syrup to sweeten (if you aren't vegan then use manuka / raw honey). 

Place all the ingredients in the pot and steep in freshly boiled water for 5 minutes, stir and then drink away. I love it in all its neon yellow brilliance!

Until next time, be well!