Ginger Gold Immune Syrup – Warming Winter Protection for the Whole Family!
Clinical Herbalist Reviewed on December 15, 2011 by Paulina Nelega, RH
When someone in your family gets sick, Ginger Gold Immune Syrup can help them overcome it more quickly – and, giving it to other family members can help prevent the infection from spreading through the entire household!
It is also an excellent immune tonic for those who are frequently exposed to high numbers of germs, such as those who lecture, travel, teach, or work in public service, and is indicated for anyone who gets frequent colds or flus.
Ginger Gold Immune Syrup is a warming and immunosupportive blend of dried and fresh Ginger root, Echinacea and Elderberry, and vitamin C. How does it work?
Ginger root increases the circulation and causes vasodilation (opening of blood vessels). This brings more blood to all of the tissues and promotes perspiration which, consequently, increases the body’s ability to detoxify by ‘sweating out’ a fever.
Echinacea strengthens several components of the immune system to help resist infection and overcome it faster, if it does take hold. Contrary to popular myth, Echinacea will sustain immune benefit with ongoing (uninterrupted) use and can be taken on a regular, daily basis.
Elderberry has strong immunostimulatory properties and has been shown in studies to enhance the immune system by increasing inflammatory cytokine production, which help to fight off viruses.
Vitamin C is essential for strengthening the body’s immunological system. Because we lack the enzyme that converts glucose to vitamin C (they are very similar, structurally) we must obtain it in adequate amounts, ongoing, from our diet and by supplementation.
At the first sign of a cold or flu, take larger (1-2 tsp.), more frequent doses of Ginger Gold Immune Syrup over the course of the first day, for more immediate effect.
Ginger Gold Immune Syrup is in an alcohol-free, naturally sweet base of glycerin and honey – so kids like it, too! Can be diluted in hot water with a little lemon added to make a tasty, zingy ginger-lemon-honey tea!
Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan