Tonic Room's Naturopath & Medical Herbalist Sarinah recommends this powerful drink to boost your immune system and fight off the flu and gastro bugs with natural anti-parasitic ingredients from your garden and pantry. Great for sore throats and digestive discomfort.

Add the following ingredients to a saucepan of water:

 2 cloves of fresh garlic, finely diced

1 Tablespoon fresh ginger root, finely diced

1 Tablespoon fresh or dried thyme

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon aniseed

1 teaspoon cloves

1 pinch cayenne pepper

1 lemon (juice)


 Simmer for 20 minutes and strain into a cup. Add 1 teaspoon Manuka honey (optional). Drink 3 cups per day (adults) until the infection has cleared. This is also a fantastic brew for preventing illness while others are sick around you. Some people feel worse while microbes are killed off, known as the “die off effect” so be sure to rest, drink plenty of pure water, avoid sugar and processed foods and take a high quality probiotic to strengthen your gut flora and immune s