We make this concoction a few times a year. Mostly around the flu season, fall and spring. We love to eat it as is or add to our favorite tea. It is a natural cold and flu remedy. I use local raw honey. The honey from the store is usually pasteurized and the honey looses many health benefits especially the antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties. Local honey also contains pollen, which is beneficial for allergies by consuming a little bit every day.
Gingerol, the bioactive compound found in raw ginger, boosts immunity with its antimicrobial and antifungal properties. Ginger also contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.
The combination of these properties has many benefits. These ginger health benefits and side effects improve coughs, lower fevers, fight off infections, relieve headaches, and ease other symptoms associated with common colds and the flu.
Tools you need: (click to see on amazon)
- Kitchen aid mixer
- Kitchen aid meat grinder attachment
- Large mixing bowl, you can use the one from your kitchen aid mixer
- Mason jars with lids
- Sharp knife
- Cutting board
- Costco 5 lb lemons
- 1 lb ginger root
- Local raw honey 3-5 cups.
- Cut the lemons in 4 long pieces
- Remove all seeds. The seeds will add a bitter taste.
- Peel the ginger root
- On your kitchen aid mixer, using the meat grinder attachment, grind all of your lemon and ginger into the large bowl.
- Add honey one cup at a time and taste. Make sure you taste the sweetness of the honey.
- I like to store my concoction in mason jars and in the fridge. Sometimes I will stick some into the freezer or share with friends and family.
- Eat as is, or add to your favorite cup of tea.
- I recommend eating a few tablespoons a day to prevent cold and flu.
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