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Boost your immune system with aloe and ginger.
In ancient medicine, Aloe has been used for stomach discomfort and as a body warming substance. Extract from its thorny leaves has strong antioxidant, antipyretic and analgesic properties. It has some glycoproteins and polysaccharides.
They boost immune system and increase production of antibodies in the blood stream. Decrease breeding of viruses and improve overall body regeneration.
The compounds inside Aloe are also rich on Zinc, Manganese and Chromium and help assimilation of the vitamins A, C and E.
Except the culinary use of ginger for its taste and aroma, there is also the health benefits.
- It helps decrease bacterial infections in stomach, battles bad cough and throat irritation.
- Has calming and warming effect.
- Stimulates immune response.
- Disinfects and freshens mouth (and breath).
Both herbs are rich on Vitamin C. This vitamin also helps activate immune system response and is increasing the blood cell efficiency (boosts their vitality). It also propagates production of Interferons.
(Interferons are proteins produced in cells that bind to viruses to stop them from infecting healthy cells.)
Vitamin C also helps body detoxication after illness and increase regenerative abilities to all cells in the body. Eases assimilation of Iron and decreases free radicals in blood stream.
On first signs of disease this winter,
you can make drinkable mixed extract from both herbs. Grind cleaned ginger root and mix it with the pulp of Aloe leaves.The resulting mass is not very pleasant looking so ...
You better use juice maker for this, just remove the thorny leaf part from the aloe and the bark of the ginger root and let the machine squeeze a glass for you.
Have in mind, that the drink will be very bitter and very spicy (hot). Swallow it in small sips.
Heating is not a good idea, because the Aloe does not react well to heating and part of the compounds inside will be destroyed. Juice should be taken fresh.