Looking for a healthy AND delicious drink that’ll boost your immune system? You’ve come to the right place!
As autumn approaches and the temps start to fall, it’s so important to keep your immune system strong. Immunity is your body’s natural defense against inflammation, which allows disease-causing bacteria and viruses to overtake your system and get you sick. Essentially, inflammation and your immune system go hand-in-hand and it’s a balancing act to keep your entire system in check.
Ward off those germs with a healthy punch of immune-boosting natural ingredients like turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, honey, black pepper, and full-spectrum CBD. Curious what makes these ingredients so incredible that they can help to deter sickness? We thought you’d never ask!
With this combination of tasty ingredients, you can sit back, relax, and sip while your immune system gets a healthy dose of free-radical power. It’s so delicious you may just trade your cold medicine for herbal power and roll through the fall season feeling great.
Turmeric contains a natural anti-inflammatory compound called a curcuminoid, which is a derivative of curcumin. This powerful plant and has been associated with having a positive effect on various diseases. Turmeric has been utilized as a dietary supplement for a variety of conditions, including arthritis, digestive disorders, respiratory infections, allergies, liver disease, depression, and many others.
Ginger is considered one of the healthiest (and most delicious) spices on the planet as it’s full of nutrients and bioactive compounds that have powerful benefits for your body and brain. Additionally, ginger can help digestion, reduce nausea, and help fight the flu and common cold.
In addition to being an anti-inflammatory, Black Pepper is also high in antioxidants, which helps to fight free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage your cells. Some free radicals are created naturally, such as when you exercise and digest food.
However, excessive free radicals can be formed with exposure to things like pollution, cigarette smoke, and sun rays. Studies suggest that a diet high in antioxidants may help prevent or delay the damaging effects of free radicals.
Another benefit of combining Black Pepper with our Turmeric CBD is that it boosts the bioavailability of curcumin (the “good stuff”) to 2000%. Without the addition of Black Pepper and fat (in this case, coconut oil), turmeric is extremely limited in how our bodies can actually absorb the curcumin compound, ultimately limiting the positive impacts it has on our minds and bodies. So for us, this is an essential step!
Not only does cinnamon smell and taste amazing, but its list of health benefits is also endless. On top of helping with inflammation and fighting free radicals, it has also been linked to reducing the risk of heart disease and may improve some key risk factors for heart disease, including cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure.
For centuries honey has been used as a natural sweetener, but also for it’s healing properties. Honey has been known to support our immune system by providing powerful antioxidants and phytonutrients, akak helpful compounds found in plant foods. Phytonutrients have shown the power to fight cancer and exist only in raw honey, not processed or pasteurized.
Because of honey’s anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and antiseptic properties, it makes a great topical treatment for injuries such as flesh wounds or burns. In addition, these properties make honey a great fighter against upper respiratory illnesses. In fact, honey has been known to be a fantastic cough suppressant. According to a study performed by Penn State College of Medicine in 2007, honey proved to be a more effective cough suppressant than over the counter medicine in children.
If you want to take it one step further, strive for LOCAL raw honey. What’s the benefit of local honey above processed, store-bought? Regularly consuming raw honey made by your local honeybees is thought to provide protection from (local) seasonal and environmental allergens that are unique to where you live. So instead of reaching for the Benadryl, reach for the local raw honey!
Pain relief, improved sleep quality, mental wellness… the list of CBD benefits goes on and on. CBD, which contains cannabinoids, goes to work on your body’s endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system helps keep the nervous system and immune function on an even keel. CBD, combined with healing herbs and the magic of the human body, has the power to heal, calm, and empower.
- 1 cup dairy free milk
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- pinch of black pepper
- 1 tsp local honey
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- half a dropper of Blooming Botanicals 1000mg Turmeric Tincture
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high for 30 seconds until smooth and frothy. Pour into your favorite mug and enjoy!
Makes 2 servings
16.7mg CBD per serving