• Virginie, Naturopath

Ginger honey syrup for your immune system

What a strange world we are living in at the moment! Not thinking I would have any issues, I was going to order a few great quality products for my family to support their immune system as the cases in NSW increase and to my utter shock I realised that the products I wanted were out of stock!! And I promised you I wasn't going to buy 3 tonnes of anything! At that instant, I realised two things: very obviously nobody is immune to panic buying! And two, I had to think outside the box.

My advice is always the same when confronted with viruses. You need to make yourself a priority: eat well, rest well, keep active, decrease stress! These are not empty words! This is the foundation of being a healthy human being! This is what everyone should be focusing on at the moment instead of stocking on toilet paper! So that's the first thing!

However we can all do with a bit of help sometimes so I created an immune boosting syrup that everyone can do at home and which ingredients availability in the supermarkets is not at risk at the moment. However who knows what's going to happen after this blog 😂:

1 cup of honey (Manuka is best but I realise that it is expensive so any local honey would do)

6-7cm long fresh ginger

A small rosemary twig

Some oregano

Peel the ginger rhizome and cut it in slices. Put all the ingredients in a small saucepan and heat at medium temperature to extract all the beautiful immune boosting properties of these plants. Let it simmer for about 15mn but stay with it because it’s very hot and have a tendency to boil quickly.

Once done, put it in a jar, wait until it cools enough and put it in the fridge. I leave the ginger, rosemary and oregano inside but you can take it off the mixture. It can stay between 1 and 2 months in the fridge.

I recommend 1 tsp every morning to help the immune system. Other ways to take it is 1 teaspoon in a hot tea with freshly squeezed lemon juice. It can also be taken as needed if a cough developed. Enjoy!

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