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How to make a simple ginger remedy

Healthy Eating - By Nina Odongo | November 26th 2020 at 09:45:00 GMT +0300
Homemade ginger remedy is packed with vitamins and antioxidants (Shutterstock)

This healing homemade dawa is simple to make packed with vitamins and antioxidants and can be taken as both a preventative measure or as a soothing herbal remedy against colds and flu.

Ingredients:

  • Five lemons
  • One large piece of ginger
  • Two teaspoons turmeric
  • Pinch of ground black pepper
  • 3 cups water
  • Honey

Method:

  1. Wash the lemons then grate the rind and juice them.
  2. Peel and grate the ginger.
  3. Combine the lemon juice, rind, ginger, turmeric and black pepper in a pot with three cups of water and bring to a gentle simmer. For additional flavour, you can add cinnamon or cloves.
  4. Add honey to taste and enjoy!

Benefits

  • Turmeric: anti-inflammatory and antioxidant
  • Ginger: protects against cancer and reduces nausea
  • Honey: improved heart health and wound healing
  • Lemon: high in vitamin C
  • Black Pepper: blood sugar control

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