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Immune Fire Tonic

Dr. Jennifer Schiavone-Ruthensteiner
Here’s my favorite immune-jooping tonic that I drink once every few days during the colder months of the year, and 2-3 times daily when I’m feeling under the weather.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Steeping Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cup

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cloves minced garlic preferably fresh
  • 1 tsp ginger chopped or grated peeled raw
  • 1 tsp horseradish chopped peeled raw
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 dash black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar preferably raw and organic
  • 1-2 tsp honey preferably organic
  • 1/2 tsp unsalted butter grass-fed , coconut oil, to aid the absorption of the active curcumin found in the turmeric

Instructions
 

  • Bring 8oz water to a boil.
  • Mince the garlic, ginger, and horseradish and add to a tall cup.
  • Add cayenne, pepper, chili powder, cinnamon, and turmeric to the cup.
  • Add the boiling water, along with apple cider vinegar, honey, and (optional) coconut oil or butter to the cup.
  • Cover and let the tonic steep for 5 minutes.
  • Sip over the next 20-30 minutes.