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Stay healthy this winter and make your own gluten free immunity tonic

{ Are you constantly sick every winter? Does your immune system struggle with the cooler weather? Naturopath and herbalist Anthia Koullouros has put together gluten free tonics to ensure your immune system is as strong as it can be during the changing seasons. }

Words by naturopath and herbalist and Organic Food, Health and Lifestyle educator, Anthia Koullouros

 

During the cooler months, I make an extra effort to avoid nasty cold and flus. I bolster my nutrition with plenty of raw and cooked, seasonal organic fruit & vegetables and plenty of fresh herbs, spices, lemon and lime juice. As a naturopath, I also turn to herbal tonics to help restore, tone and invigorate systems in the body or to promote general health and well-being – especially in winter when the immune system may be compromised.

 

A tonic is a medicinal substance taken to give a feeling of well-being. A tonic could be a juice, broth, tea or herbal infusion fortified with superfoods, healthy oils, herbs & spices and probiotic rich fluids such as kombucha or kefir. Tonics are different from herbal remedies are available from your Naturopath or Herbalist.

Here are a few gluten free tonics for you to make at home…

 

SOOTHING SORE THROAT TEA

Supports immunity and helps relieve symptoms of sore throats and coughs

 

Ingredients to make 1 cup:

5mls of Comvita Fresh-Picked Olive Leaf Extract (Natural Flavour)

1 teaspoon of Manuka honey

1 squeeze of lemon juice

1 teaspoon of fresh thyme leaves

1⁄2 teaspoon of grated fresh ginger root

¼ teaspoon of turmeric root powder

1 cup of freshly boiled water

 

Method:

Add the ingredients to a teapot with freshly boiled water.

Brew for 5 minutes.

Pour tea through the strainer.

Stir in the Comvita Fresh-Picked Olive Leaf Extract Natural.

Sip while warm

 

Drink up to 3 cups throughout the day for a delicious sip-scription!

 

Traditional therapy:

Fresh-Picked Olive Leaf Extract– Traditionally used in Western Herbal medicine to support the immune system and relieve symptoms of coughs, colds, & flu, sore throats and upper respiratory tract infections.

SOOTHING SORE THROAT TEA

SOOTHING SORE THROAT TEA

 

A COOLING OLIVE, LEMON & MINT HYDRATING DRINK

Supports immunity and helps relieve symptoms of colds & flu such as a fever.

 

Ingredients to make 1 litre jug:

15mls of Comvita Fresh-Picked Olive Leaf Extract (Peppermint Flavour)

750mls of fresh, filtered water

250mls of a fresh or dried peppermint herbal tea, cooled

1 lemon zested and sliced

1 bunch of fresh mint leaves

 

Method:

Add all the ingredients to a 1 litre jug followed by the water and tea.

Stir and chill.

 

Drink 4 cups throughout the day to cool and hydrate.

 

Traditional therapy:

Fresh-Picked Olive Leaf Extract – Traditionally used in Western Herbal medicine to support the immune system and relieve symptoms of coughs, colds, & flu, sore throats and upper respiratory tract infections.

A COOLING OLIVE LEAF AND MINT DRINK

A COOLING OLIVE, LEMON & MINT HYDRATING DRINK

 

 

*Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet. Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner.

 

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Anthia Koullouros

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