Immune-Boosting Lemon Drink

Take cover, yogis! Flu season is here. Preparing for battle starts on the inside. No matter how many glasses of Emergen-C you have, nothing compares to the health benefits you can get from this simple recipe. Get ready to warm up with a hot mug of powerful ingredients your body will thank you for!


Turmeric and Cayenne paired with hot lemon and orange water give you the ultimate immune-boosting drink. Check out the roles of the three main ingredients before concocting this essential winter remedy:


Turmeric: contains an immune-boosting element called lipopolysaccharide, in addition to antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal agents.


Cayenne: helps break up and move mucus, relieving flu symptoms. Cayenne is also a circulatory stimulant that increases lymphatic and digestive responses, which results in a natural detoxification process.


Hot lemon water: The detoxifying elements of hot lemon water and the above spices allow organ functions to optimize. The body is able to absorb nutrients better, including Vitamin C.


Now let’s make it!



1 cup boiling water

½ lemon, freshly squeezed

¼ Tsp. turmeric

1 Tbsp. honey

1 pinch cayenne



Combine ingredients and stir in mug or a glass mason jar. Enjoy immediately!