I just recovered from the worst cold I have ever had. It took me out for a full week and made me forget what it felt like to be a healthy, functioning human being. I’m sure it’s happened to you too, and when it does, it’s the worst!
Enter this DIY Turmeric Ginger Cold Tonic. It’s a tiny drink you make with high powered ingredients that’s perfect for beating your cold.
I started drinking a tonic from a company here called Village Juicery whenever I wasn’t feeling well. Now, I don’t have any proof that it actually works, but I do feel like I get better faster when I drink this tonic. I started recommending it to anyone at work and a lot of my colleagues now drink it.
The only problem with the tonic is that it’s pretty expensive at $6/2oz so I decided that I wanted to try making it for myself. The ingredients are listed on the bottle, so I just played around with it and made a version of my own. Making it on my own also meant that I could add a couple ingredients that I thought it was missing. In this case, I added the turmeric!
Now, whenever anyone exhibits even the slightest symptoms of a cold, I’m there the next day, tonic in hand, making them shoot it back like it’s Friday night and they need some liquid courage to text Chad and tell him what a fuckboi he is for ghosting her last week. 😜
That is how strongly I believe in this tonic.
The taste of this tonic is pretty strong, but I honestly feel like it helps you to feel better, faster. If you don’t love how strong it is, you can drink it like a tea by adding it to 1 1/2 cups of boiling water.
DIY Turmeric Ginger Cold Tonic
- 4 drops organic oil of oregano
- 8 drops organic echinacea
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
- 1 tsp raw organic honey
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- Mix all ingredients in a glass or small bottle.
- Stir or shake well and allow to sit for approximately 10 minutes for the honey to incorporate.
- Enjoy in small sips or take it all back in a shot or two like a champ.
I’ve been drinking this tonic whenever I feel sick and I definitely feel like my colds have been much more manageable and have cleared up faster. If you couple this with plenty of water and rest, you’ll be feeling like yourself again in no time! Cheers to your health!
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