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Sooth Your Cold and Flu With This Immune Boosting Tonic Recipe

Soothing Cold Tonic

  • Total Time: 17 minutes


This delicious tea will help soothe your cold!


Units Scale
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp raw grated ginger
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric (either choose raw or powdered organic)
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Optional: lemon. Lemon is rich in vitamin C and just tastes great. I’d recommend it! Try adding 1/2 a lemon.
  • Optional: garlic*


  1. Add the water, turmeric, apple cider vinegar, ginger, lemon or garlic if using, and cayenne pepper to a pot and bring to a boil. Do not add the honey yet! It will kill all of its active ingredients, which is not what you want.
  2. Once the mix has boiled, let it simmer for 10-12 minutes.
  3. Strain and add the honey. If you’re sniffly, breathe in the concoction at this point! The cayenne will work its magic.
  4. Sip away! Bye bye cold.


*One time when I was going hard with the tonics, I tried adding garlic for its antibacterial properties. It didn’t taste great and it wasn’t enjoyable, so I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it. However, if you’re either really sick or feeling bold, go for it. ½ a clove is more than enough.

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 12

Keywords: cold remedy