Immune Defense Decoction

This decoction works wonders if you’re feeling rundown, groggy and have low energy, and is a great to drink in copious amounts if you feel a cold coming on. Measurements are flexible, so play with it!

1 quart filtered water (avoid tap water due to fluoride)
3 cloves garlic, slivered
1 dried cayenne pepper (1 teaspoon powder will suffice)
3 tablespoons chopped ginger
1 heaping spoonful honey
1 whole lemon, rind and pith cut off

Put all ingredients in a pot except honey and lemon. Bring to a boil, but immediately turn down to simmer for 20 minutes. Add lemon and simmer another 5 minutes. Strain liquid, add honey and enjoy.

We thank Kellie Henwood for this recipe.