Not only providing vitamin C to give your immune system a boost, these warming spices are packed full of antioxidants with powerful antihistamine and decongestant properties perfect for easing those winter flu-like symptoms.

recipe credit – College of Naturopathic Medicine

Servings:1 litre / 4 mugs

  • 2 large navel orange
  • 1/2 unwaxed lemon
  • 1/2 inch fresh turmeric root
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 inch ginger root
  • 8 pink peppercorns


  • Fill a saucepan with 800ml water. (3 cups + 6 tablespoons)
  • Slice half of one orange into round slices, squeeze the juice of the remaining oranges and add to the saucepan.
  • Slice the lemon half and finely grate the ginger and turmeric root (careful – turmeric stains your skin!) and add to the pan along with the peppercorns and cinnamon stick. Gently heat the pan for 15 minutes to let the flavours infuse.
  • Sieve the liquid, and decant into big mug and enjoy. The leftover liquid can be stored in a sterilised jar in the fridge for 3 days.
  • Tip: don’t boil the mixture otherwise it will destroy the beneficial enzymes.

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