We are going through some tough times filled with fear and anxiety with the Corona lock down. As we are confined to our homes, this is the perfect time for an immunity booster drink. This Homemade Immunity Booster Drink recipe is pretty simple to make.
Not only does this drink strengthen your immunity, this drink helps flush out toxins and thus will help cure pimples too.
Drink this once a day But, NOT ON AN EMPTY STOMACH.
Why Do We Use Super Foods?
Super foods are nutrient rich and contains antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. They help maintain healthy function of the digestive system, help control blood pressure, sugar, cholesterol levels while also strengthening your immune system.
Some of them even protect your cells against cancer and premature ageing.
Dark green vegetables,Tomatoes, Beetroot, Citrus fruits, Pumpkin, Cauliflower, Bananas, Yogurt/Curd, Green tea, Steel cut oats and Nuts.
Herbs And Spices That Boost Immunity
Ginger, Garlic, Turmeric, Cumin seeds, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Pepper, Holy Basil and Rosemary.
Try to include one or more of these super foods in your diet to stay healthy and keep infections at bay. 🙂
So, Let Us Go Ahead And See What We Are Using Today For This Homemade Immunity Booster Drink ?
Ginger helps fight infections and keeps flu and cold at bay. It has anti inflammatory properties too. Known for its capability to cure indigestion, Ginger does help reduce gas and strengthens your digestive system.
Not only does ginger help lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels, it also helps soothe menstrual cramps and nausea.
It encourages blood circulation and sweating which helps flush toxins out.
Most people may not know this BUT garlic contains Vitamin B and C along with antioxidants.
Similar to ginger, garlic also helps fight the symptoms of common cold and flu. It helps fight both bacterial and fungal infections.
Garlic helps reduce and maintain blood cholesterol and blood pressure levels. It also helps prevent cancer
It helps to flush out toxins and thus helps in cleansing our body. This though indirectly does help in reducing acne and skin problems.
Another super food that has many health benefits. Turmeric helps reduce menstrual cramps, depression, diabetes, cholesterol. It has anti inflammatory properties just like ginger and garlic.
Being anti-inflammatory, anti bacterial and anti viral, Turmeric helps fight infections like sore throat, cold, flu and can even prevent Alzheimer’s.
It is also proven that turmeric has the ability to stop the growth of cancer cells.
Antioxidants in turmeric helps repair and prevent cell damage. It does help treat acne and acne scars.
Sweet lime is rich in Vitamin C which helps detoxify our body by flushing the toxins out.
Vitamin C also helps strengthen our immunity system. It is antioxidant rich and also anti inflammatory.
Citrus fruits help fight fatigue and boosts our energy.
Detoxifying process helps keep pimples away and when topically applied, it does helps fade blemishes and sun tan.
Green Tea is antioxidant rich and considered as a super food because of its immense benefits. It contains caffeine that helps give you an energy boost. It also improves your brain function and reduces the chances of getting Alzheimer’s disease and cancer.
Drinking green tea is widely known to burn fat and thus reduce weight.
Like other super food spices, green tea helps control blood cholesterol and improves insulin resistance.
Holy Basil (Tulsi)
Queen of herbs, Tulsi is seriously underrated. 🙁
It is anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti fungal, and anti-inflammatory. Isn’t that great?
Tulsi contains antioxidants and Vitamins like A and C.
It helps our body deal with stress, anxiety and eve depression. It soothes and calms our mind.
When it comes to our body, Holy basil keeps our stomach healthy and helps in maintaining our blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure at normal levels.
This drink does help in cases of flu, sore throat, PMS and menstrual cramps. It does promote circulation, better digestion. It may warm you up and may make you sweat.
- Hot water – 1 Glass
- Green Tea bag – 1
- Ginger – 1/2 inch piece
- Garlic – 1 pod
- Turmeric – 1 Pinch
- Honey – 1 or 2 Tablespoon
- Lime juice/Mosambi Juice
Note – Any citrus fruit would do like, Sweet lime (Mosambi), or adding 1-2 Teaspoon of fresh lime juice would suffice. This is to give it a punch of Vitamin C.
Options: You may add a pinch of cinnamon and 10 holy basil leaves to this drink.
If you do not have green tea, just skip it and follow the rest of the steps as given below.
How To Make A Homemade Immunity Booster Drink
Take a cup of hot water.
Add a green tea bag to it. If you have holy basil(Tulsi) with you, you may add them now.
Peel ginger, garlic and crush them. Add these to the hot water. You can substitute fresh ginger with ginger powder.
Add 1/8th of a teaspoon of turmeric powder, cinnamon powder(If using any) to it
Close it with a lid and Leave it for 15 minutes. Let the juices seep into the water.
Once the water turn warm, Add lime juice/Sweet lime juice/Orange juice to it.
For sweetness mix in honey and stir
Strain the tea.
(As you can see in the above pic, Everything just settles on the bottom anyways so i usually avoid this step and drink it as it is. My husband also does the same.)
As i mentioned before, you can drink this Homemade Immunity Booster Drink once a day to boost your immunity, flush out toxins and maintain overall health. Just avoid drinking it on an empty stomach.
Stay Inside,Stay Safe. Hope we all get through this soon.