Thursday, February 23, 2012

Turmeric Ginger Elixir



Turmeric Ginger Elixir

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Turmeric ginger Elixir is a great cold and flu preventing and immune boosting winter drink.

Ingredients:
  • Juice of 1 organic lemon
  • 2-3 inches of fresh ginger, ginger juice or 1 heaping table spoon powdered ginger
  • 1 tea spoon turmeric
  • 1 tea spoon cinnamon
  • ½ tea spoon clove in powder
  • 2 tea spoon honey (optional)
  • 1 litre water

Serves: 3-4 Persons

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Sattvik Rating: High

Difficulty level: Easy

Method:
  • Boil the water, add all the ingredients and mix well.
  • Garnish with basil leaves.

Serving Suggestion: Enjoy Turmeric Ginger Elixir warm or store it in the room temperature and keep seeping it during the whole day.

Tip: Ginger can reduce excess Kapha and stimulate circulation, making it the best medicine for colds and flus. Ginger, basil, cinnamon and cloves help restore balance to Kapha, as well. Turmeric helps keeping the lungs clear of phlegm and activates the liver. Garlic helps to build up immune system. Warm temperatures are important to keep both Kapha and Vata balanced. Honey and cinnamon strengthen the immune system and protect the body from bacterial and viral attacks.

Source: http://www.mindbodygreen.com