The Flu Buster Juice

Flu Buster Juice
I will always remember January as the month when I couldn’t get out of bed for over a week straight. That dang flu bug took me down this year and I fell hard. I honestly haven’t been that sick in over six years!
Since I try to rely on natural remedies as opposed to drug store versions, I tried practically every home remedy I could get my hands on. The winners included gargling with salt water (to ease a sore throat), a hot bath with eucalyptus oil (to clear out the sinuses) and this Flu Buster Juice (to ease general symptoms/immune support).
I won’t lie: this juice is intense. This juice is a powerful punch of lemon juice, garlic, ginger, and cayenne pepper to top it off. It’s powerful enough that just two ounces will do the trick.  Bottoms up!
Flu Remedy Juice
Depending on the desired intensity, you can adjust the ratio of garlic and ginger. And if you can’t handle the thought of downing this without a little sweetness, an orange will lighten this combo up and add a Vitamin C boost!
The Flu Buster Juice
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Recipe type: Juices & Smoothies
Serves: 1
  • 1 lemon, peeled
  • 1 - 4 garlic cloves
  • 1-inch piece fresh ginger
  • cayenne pepper
  1. Juice lemon, garlic, and ginger and pour into shot glass (or regular glass). Top with a dash of cayenne pepper and drink.
Makes about 2 ounces
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  1. Anonymous says

    Interesting, I’ll have to keep this in mind for the future. I got hit hard this year with the flu as well, I can attest that hot water with a fresh lemon wedge (1/4 lemon) and honey helped soothe my throat, as well just chewing on a garlic clove (not easy, lol) helped clear my sinuses. So I’m sure this combo really helps alleviate symptoms!

  2. Sharlyn Carter-Smith says

    I certainly will be trying this. So far so good with not having the flu but i think a shot of this every now and again will keep it that way. Thank you Sonnet! Great post, beautiful photo and very much enjoying your blog.

  3. says

    so wish I’d read this a week ago! None the less the flu hasn’t left me yet and though I have been getting at least 3 raw cloves of garlic into my diet every day I think this shoulod see it off once and for all! Trying it tomorrow as historically I can’t sleep on freshly juiced ginger! X

  4. says

    I just bought a really sweet juicer and have been hoping to find some remedy-type recipes to use it for! Pinning this for the next cold *knock on wood*

  5. Anonymous says

    It made me throw up for some reason. When I drank it the taste was fine,then maybe 10 seconds later I felt slightly sick and the aftertaste sucked. Is there anything in this that maybe induces vomitting?

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  7. says

    Garlic is one of nature’s little miracle pills. No wonder this stuff works so well. All those ingredients are power house remedies. I haven’t used this combo, but I have used the garlic and it does amazing things for healing and the immune system. I’ll keep this recipe in mind for future use. Thanks for the tips.

  8. says

    Well I just tried this with 4 garlic gloves (go hard or go home! lol) and I almost threw up. My stomach knotted up and my mouth was watering like a hungry dog! It was kinda scary. I wasn’t sure if it was the garlic or the ginger.

    • says

      Sometimes garlic can make people feel nauseous, especially in juice. You can always try the combo with the lemon, ginger, and cayenne only.

  9. Brenda says

    When you drink this during the day? or specific time? Like in the morning before eating something or at night before bed? etc.

  10. lucy says

    thank u for the recipe … I tried it today … fighting the flu.. it actually taste good.. I don’t mind the taste at all.. one question? how many times a day I do this?

  11. Jessica L says

    After trying everything and anything for my husband; we tried this! His fever finally broke and he feels great! Thank goodness since Christmas is so close! A word of advice though; it will clean you out good so stay close to the restroom!!!

    Thank you for posting this!

  12. vicky says

    I almost threw up taking it this morning on an empty stomach. I made 5 times the recipe (5 lemons, 10-15 garlic cloves, lots of ginger) I’ll toss in my fresh juice but never alone!

  13. Christa says

    It’s a great remedy that is extremely beneficial. But from what I read you should only consume 1-3 gloves of garlic a day.
    Unless there is other information that you can have more…

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