In today’s article, our focus will be on folk medicine and what it has to offer us, i.e. on natural remedies that you can prepare in the comfort of your own home. This one remedy is potent enough to help you treat a long list of health issues. Namely, it can help you strengthen the immunity, fight against infections, balance your cholesterol levels, and eliminate surplus arterial plaque. Not bad, right?
This ancient German remedy is good for the overall health and it is made of three simple, yet powerful ingredients, i.e. garlic, lemon, and ginger. Before we show you the benefits of these ingredients, let us check out the recipe first.
DIY Lemon, Ginger & Garlic Cure
You will need:
4 lemons, unpeeled
4 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
One ginger root, 1.5-inch
2 liters of filtered water
Wash the lemons first and then the ginger. Chop the lemons in smaller pieces and peel the ginger and chop it. Then, put them together with the minced garlic into a blender and blend for a minute or two. Once the mixture becomes homogeneous, turn of the blender and transfer it into a pan. Bring it to heat and add the water. Mix constantly until it begins to boil.
Once it boils, remove it from the heat and leave the mixture to cool down. When it cools down, strain it into glass bottles. Keep them in the fridge. Remember to shake the bottle prior to each use.
Use: Drink one glass in the morning, before breakfast. Then, have another one in the evening, at least two hours before going to sleep.
The Health Benefits of the Ingredients
Lemon is considered to be one of the healthiest fruits in the world. Rich in vitamin C and other pivotal nutrients, it has the capacity to alkalize the body, balance the pH, and strengthen the immunity.
Garlic is often referred to as a superfood because of its vast healing capacity. It is known to have antibacterial, antiseptic, and antiviral power whereas it possesses nutrients like vitamins C and B6, fiber, and manganese.
Ginger, another very powerful food, is often incorporated into numerous natural remedies because of its range of medicinal properties, including pain-reducing and anti-inflammatory. It can also decrease inflammation, relieve digestive problems, etc. It contains carotene, curcumin, capsaicin, and salicylate.