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DIY Cold & Flu Medicine – Make our own cough syrup with ginger juice.

November 2018

DIY Cold & Flu Medicine

Karen Falbo, Natural Grocers Director of Nutrition Education shows us how to make your own cough syrup with ginger juice:

Ginger Lemon Shots – Yield: 4 servings

Prep time: 5-10 minutes (The time will depend on whether you are using freshly juiced ginger versus prepared Ginger People  Ginger Juice.)

  • Approximately 4-5 ounces fresh ginger root (peeled and trimmed to remove rough ends), put through a juicer or 4 tablespoons Ginger People Ginger Juice
  • Juice of 1 lemon or 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1-2 teaspoons Natural Grocers raw and unfiltered honey (or sweetener of choice)
  • ¾ cup warm water
  • Optional ingredients: cayenne pepper or turmeric spice

1.Mix the ginger juice, lemon juice and warm water together. Stir in the honey until completely dissolved. Transfer to four shot glasses, if using optional ingredients top shots with a dash of cayenne pepper or turmeric and drink it down.

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