While COVID-19 has dominated the headlines for so long, we might have forgotten that many people are still experiencing the common cold, sinus infections and good old influenza.
Especially in winter.
Colds, flus, sinus and respiratory conditions are still keeping kids off school and requiring adults to take time off work, just as they have always done.
Perhaps the difference is that thanks to COVID, we’re better at staying home, keeping away from other people and resting until we’re well again.
And because we’re staying away from work and family until we’re really better, we all want to get better faster.
This healing recipe might help!
This simple brew, made like tea, has a combination of fresh natural ingredients, each with amazing healing properties, to help you bounce back faster.
What’s in this healing brew?
The key ingredients of this unique winter remedy are common foods; garlic, ginger and honey. We like to use Manuka Honey (like our Natural Life™ Manuka Honey 85+ MGO), as it has greater healing properties.
We add an extra level of health with a few drops of liquid propolis. Propolis not food, but is another natural compound sharing all the healing properties of the super foods in this healing elixir.
What are the healing properties of these foods?
Garlic, ginger, manuka honey and propolis each look and taste different, but they share some pretty amazing health-promoting properties. Each is naturally:
While the active compounds are different in ginger vs garlic, vs honey, vs propolis, their combined action during viral or bacterial infection with inflammation is beneficial.
There is plenty of science supporting garlic and manuka honey for colds, sore throats and respiratory conditions. Ginger meanwhile, is more often recommended for digestive upset, but shares all the natural healing properties of the other foods.
Of course ginger, garlic and honey - especially manuka honey - and propolis each have thousands of years of traditional use and anecdotal evidence supporting their use in colds and respiratory illnesses…without side effects!
If you’re looking for a powerful, natural way to support healing and reduce your down time, try this amazing healthy brew today!
You will need:
- A small teapot and tea strainer
- 1 thumb-sized knob of fresh ginger, grated
- 2 cloves of fresh garlic, grated or minced
- 1 tsp Manuka Honey (we recommend Natural Life™ Manuka Honey 85+MGO)
- Juice from ½ a lemon
- 5-10 drops Propolis Liquid (we use Natural Life™ Propolis Liquid 40%)
- 1-2 cups boiling water
How to make it:
- Grate the ginger and garlic and add these into the teapot
- Add the boiling water, followed by 1 tsp Manuka Honey. Give it a stir and allow it to melt completely
- Add the lemon juice
- Add 5-10 drops of Propolis
- Leave it all in the pot to steep
- Pour through a tea strainer into your cup and drink up!
How to drink it:
We recommend slowly sipping your tea throughout the day until the batch is finished. You might find the garlic a bit much at first, but the honey and lemon help it go down easily!
You might have this for one or two days in a row and find you feel much better.
If you are a little under the weather, give it a go today. And get well soon!