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Flu Remedy 101: Stewed Apple Tonic
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I know we don’t want to think about it, but cold and flu season is coming. While I’m sure that you are all dosing up on Cider Tonic to keep the scratchy throats and runny noses away, if bad luck happens to strike and you are taken down, I believe the best medicine is to rest and eat well.

I know we don’t want to think about it, but cold and flu season is coming. While I’m sure that you are all dosing up on Cider Tonic to keep the scratchy throats and runny noses away, if bad luck happens to strike and you are taken down, I believe the best medicine is to rest and eat well. It’s very true that when you are in the depths of a cold/flu or a nasty stomach flu what you concentrate on eating will be helpful. But don’t worry, I’ve got your back!

Well it may be old fashioned, but a humble chicken broth has always been known for its healing properties, and goes down a treat when we are ill. But here’s a twist: what if you could add an extra boost to help you along? Why not try making this super easy “Stewed Apple Tonic”. It is gentle on the stomach and has the added bonus of our Cider Tonic to help you along. My lovely friend Carly from Kenko Essentials passed on this lifesaving little recipe to me. It is a firm favorite in her family when illness hits and it can now be a part of your arsenal of home remedies. The added bonus is that with only five ingredients it’s seriously quick and easy to make.

Check out these glorious ingredients:

Ginger helps to reduce inflammation and promote good digestion, by relieving nausea and vomiting.

Stewed apples can soothe your upset stomach, it is easily digested and can ease diarrhea.

Cinnamon and honey are known to help fight respiratory tract infections, with honey also great in easing coughs and is a natural antibiotic to boot.

Cider Tonic, my Apple cider vinegar tonic containing the mother,  is a probiotic full of anti-inflammatories which has antimicrobial qualities which could help to fight against germs and infections and is also immune boosting.

This recipe should yield about one cup full. To make more just multiply the recipe by how ever many cups you want to make.

Stewed Apple Tonic

Ingredients

  • 4 green apples, peeled and cubed
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 stick of cinnamon broken up
  • 2 tbsp honey I used 41 degrees south Tasmanian Leatherwood Ginseng Honey
  • 2 tbsp cider tonic

Instructions

  • Place apples, water, ginger & cinnamon pieces into a small saucepan on low heat and cook until softened.
  • Remove the cinnamon pieces and allow to cool.
  • Once cooled add the honey and Cider Tonic.
  • Stored in a glass jar in the fridge for up to 5 days.
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During the course of your illness alternate between having chicken broth/soup and ½ a cup of the Stewed Apple Tonic. It will help to ease your symptoms and will keep up your energy levels.

P.S. Carly recommends her Immune Boost oil blend. Containing 100% Clove, Tea Tree & Frankincense Essential Oils; chosen for their antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and disinfectant abilities.

Until next time, get out there & enjoy the little things in life.
Remember to love your guts like I love your guts!

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