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Natural Immune Booster Shot Recipe by Chef Shaun 🇹🇹


As someone who cultivates various plants like fever grass, ginger and, turmeric for both culinary and medicinal purposes, I was intrigued when I first came across videos of people making their own immune booster shots. There is no set recipe for this; it really comes down to what’s available to you and your preferences.


Yield - 7 to 8 (2 oz) Servings.


Ingredients


Ginger - 1 cup (thinly sliced)

Turmeric - 2/3 cup (thinly sliced)

Black Pepper - 1 tsp

Citrus - 4 (peeled and quartered)

Coconut Water/Water - 8 fl. Oz

Cayenne Pepper - 1 tbsp

Honey - 2 tbsp


Method


1. Add all ingredients to your blender and blend to a smooth liquid.

2. Strain through a strainer or cheese cloth to remove all sediment.

3. Store in a large bottle or individual 2 oz bottles/containers in your refrigerator.

4. Consume a 2oz shot daily.


Tips/Fun Facts


1. Ginger, a root with a rich history in culinary and medicinal use, provides numerous health benefits. Its anti-inflammatory properties may help alleviate conditions such as arthritis and muscle soreness, while its ability to relieve nausea makes it effective for morning sickness and motion sickness. It also aids digestion, lowers blood sugar levels, supports heart health, and provides antioxidants for immune system support.


2. Turmeric, containing the active compound curcumin, offers a range of health benefits. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, supporting joint health, digestive function, and heart health.


3. Adding black pepper to turmeric is beneficial due to the presence of piperine in black pepper, which enhances the absorption of curcumin, the active compound in turmeric. Piperine inhibits enzymes that break down curcumin, leading to increased bioavailability and ensuring more significant health benefits. This combination has a synergistic effect, complementing the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of curcumin.


4. Citrus fruits, including oranges, lemons, grapefruits, limes, portugals and tangerines, offer a myriad of health benefits. Rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants, they support immune function, heart health, and may reduce the risk of certain cancers. The fruits contribute to digestive health through their fiber content and aid in weight management. Additionally, they promote skin health, hydration, and respiratory well-being. Despite their acidic taste, citrus fruits have alkalizing effects on the body.


5. Coconut water serves as a low-calorie, natural source of electrolytes, making it effective for rehydration and an alternative to commercial sports drinks. Rich in potassium, it supports heart health, and its nutrient content includes essential vitamins and minerals with low fat. Coconut water promotes digestive health with its fiber content and possesses antioxidant properties.


6. Cayenne pepper, known for its heat, derives its health benefits from capsaicin. This compound provides pain relief, particularly for arthritis, and offers anti-inflammatory effects, supporting joint health. With metabolism-boosting properties, cayenne pepper aids in weight management, while promoting heart health by lowering blood pressure and improving circulation. It stimulates digestion, preventing stomach ulcers, and acts as an antioxidant to neutralize free radicals.


7. Honey is rich in antioxidants, combats oxidative stress and reduces the risk of chronic diseases. With immune-boosting qualities, prebiotic effects for gut health, and being a natural energy source, honey is a versatile dietary addition. It contains small amounts of vitamins and minerals, contributing to its nutritional value. Honey’s anti-inflammatory properties and potential benefits for skin health add to its appeal. While moderation is crucial due to its sugar content, raw and unprocessed honey stands out as a wholesome and beneficial natural sweetener.


8. It’s important to consult with a healthcare professional, especially if you have specific health concerns or are on medications, before incorporating this recipe into your diet.

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