This ginger garlic cold busting syrup recipe may help fight off the bacteria and viruses during cold and flu season. It also helps with a sore throat or cough.
Ginger Garlic Cold Busting Syrup Ingredients
- 1/2 cup of fresh ginger, grated
- 1/2 cup of fresh peeled garlic cloves, minced
- 2 cups of honey
- 1 Tbsp of fresh peppermint leaves, rinsed and minced
- 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
Ginger Garlic Cold Busting Syrup Instructions
- Combine the ingredients in a glass jar with a lid. Place on a sunny window sill for 3-5 days, stirring a few times each day. Or, if you have a cold NOW, just go ahead and start using the recipe once it is made.
- Adults take 1 Tbsp up to three times a day, or add 1 Tbsp to hot water along with a squeeze of lemon to taste, and drink as a tea.
- Should last at least a week stored in the refrigerator.
Ginger Garlic Cold Busting Syrup Research
- Clove and ginger showed immunostimulatory activity in mice. From: Carrasco, F. R., Schmidt, G., Romero, A. L., Sartoretto, J. L., Caparroz‐Assef, S. M., Bersani‐Amado, C. A., & Cuman, R. K. N. (2009). Immunomodulatory activity of Zingiber officinale Roscoe, Salvia officinalis L. and Syzygium aromaticum L. essential oils: evidence for humor‐and cell‐mediated responses. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 61(7), 961-967.
- he following essential oils were tested against a variety of microbes in a variety of environments: cinnamon (Cinnamon zeylanicum), clove (Syzygium aromaticum), basil (Ocimum basillicum), rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), dill (Anethum graveolens), and ginger (Zingiber officinalis). From: Lopez, P., Sanchez, C., Batlle, R., & Nerin, C. (2005). Solid-and vapor-phase antimicrobial activities of six essential oils: susceptibility of selected foodborne bacterial and fungal strains. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 53(17), 6939-6946.
- The immunity boosting, antimicrobial actions of ginger were discussed. From: Shakya, S. R. (2015). Medicinal uses of ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) improves growth and enhances immunity in aquaculture. International Journal of Chemical Studies, 3(2), 83-87.
- Results of the double blind study suggested aged garlic extract in a diet may enhance immune cell function and reduced the severity of colds and flu. From: Nantz, M. P., Rowe, C. A., Muller, C. E., Creasy, R. A., Stanilka, J. M., & Percival, S. S. (2012). Supplementation with aged garlic extract improves both NK and γδ-T cell function and reduces the severity of cold and flu symptoms: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled nutrition intervention. Clinical Nutrition, 31(3), 337-344.
- One hundred forty-six volunteers were randomized and those taking the allicin-containing garlic supplement, one capsule daily, over a 12-week period between November and February were less likely to catch the common cold. From: Josling, P. (2001). Preventing the common cold with a garlic supplement: a double-blind, placebo-controlled survey. Advances in therapy, 18(4), 189-193.
- A garlic supplement reduced acute respiratory infections in children. From: Andrianova, I. V., Sobenin, I. A., Sereda, E. V., Borodina, L. I., & Studenikin, M. I. (2002). Effect of long-acting garlic tablets” allicor” on the incidence of acute respiratory viral infections in children. Terapevticheskii arkhiv, 75(3), 53-56.
By: Kathy Sadowski