4. Ginger, lemon and cayenne pepper shot
As we already mentioned above, ginger is very effective as an anti-bacterial and anti-viral product and lemon is very high in Vitamin C.
Cayenne pepper is high in Vitamin C and also in beta-carotene and antioxidants, which help your body fight against nasty bacteria. Cayenne pepper is quite spicy and raises your body temperature activating the immune system.
- 2 cm of a piece of ginger, peeled and grated
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper
Mix all the ingredients and sip. You also can add a teaspoon of honey and a small piece of crushed garlic.
5. Echinacea, honey, ginger, and licorice syrup
Honey and ginger can also be used in combination with licorice and echinacea roots.
Echinacea can be called a superpower herb because the entire plant has a very effective immune-boosting property.
Licorice is not just a candy, it’s actually a root with very high anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant characteristics. This makes it a very effective immune-regulator. It’s not recommended to use all the time, just use it for 4 to 6 weeks.
- 4 cups of water
- 1/2 cup of licorice root, peeled and grated
- 1/2 cup of echinacea root, peeled and grated
- 1 cup of honey
- 2 tbsp or 5 cm of a piece of ginger
Boil water, add echinacea, licorice, and ginger and simmer for 45 minutes. Then let it cool and add honey.
6. Mushroom extract
Mushroom extract has many health benefits and has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years. Mushrooms are believed to be a very unique immune-boosting food for its ability to prevent immune cells from sticking to the walls of the blood vessels. There are a few types of mushrooms with strong immune-boosting powers, such as shiitake, maitake, cordyceps, and tremella. Each type of mushroom can support the immune system differently and blending some of its extracts will give maximum benefit.
7. Green juice
This juice is not only full of vitamins and great for boosting the immune system, but it is also very yummy!
Spinach is called a superfood for a reason, it’s loaded with many vitamins and minerals including Vitamin C, and it’s also high in beta-carotene and antioxidants which helps our bodies fight infection and viruses.
Oranges are loaded with Vitamin C which is essential for fighting against the flu or a cold.
Celery is also high in Vitamin C and antioxidants, which helps make the immune system active and efficient.
Ginger is known for its anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties.
- 2 cups of spinach
- 2 oranges
- 2 stalks of celery
- 2 cm piece of ginger, peeled and grated
Juice all ingredients and drink.