Here is my go-to potent anti-allergy, anti-bacterial, immunity boosting shot for changing seasons (for all seasons;)
2 inch piece raw turmeric root
2 inch piece ginger root
1 -2 tsp lemon juice
A sprig of basil or mint
Grind the ginger, turmeric and basil/mint along with ¼ -½ cup water. Strain. Add lemon juice and more water to dilute.
Variation – if you already have a flu and would prefer to have something warm.
Crush the ginger and raw turmeric in a mortar. Boil them in 1 cup of water along with mint/basil for 4-5 min.
Strain, add lemon (and a dash of jaggery if you like). Enjoy warm.
A shot of this daily for a week and you can pretty much say bye-bye to cold, flu, fever, aches and pains, sinus or other allergies!
I discovered this formula and recipe when I came down with a bad flu travelling across Bali (few years ago), where they locally call it Jamu – the magic drink!
Here in India, I obviously don’t need to tell you about the benefits of ginger and turmeric as the most potent antibacterials.
But what sets raw turmeric apart is that all the nutrients in it (curcurmin, vitamin c and a whole lot of other vitamins) are in their raw, live and most bio-active form and hence that much more effective to wards flus away!
If you have access to raw turmeric try this out pacca se and tell me how it went 🙂