The new school year has started, and so marks the beginning of cold and flu season. School has been in for several weeks, and almost immediately I were already sick.
Here is an easy juice recipe for the common cold (wind invasion in Chinese Medicine terms). The ingredients should be fresh. The ginger should be used with the peel on. After preparing, drink immediately as this formula will not keep.
1 orange, peeled
½ grapefruit, peeled
½ lemon peeled
1 “ fresh ginger
1 clove garlic
¼ tsp ground red pepper (e.g. cayenne)
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
Set pepper and cinnamon aside.
Juice the remaining ingredients. Stir in the spices, drink immediately.
Climb under the covers.
This formula will make you sweat and may give you a runny nose as the toxins are expelled.
Although it can be made in a blender, it tends to come out a little chunky. If possible, this recipe is best made in a juicer.
Repeat every 6 hours as needed.