Homemade flu buster

Homemade flu buster
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I woke up this morning to the worst flu symptoms ever. My first instinct was to call my mom and ask her to heal me with her magical and natural potions. She studies herbal medicine, and even if I was VERY skeptical when she started, I have to admit that what she does works.

I am not saying anything against traditional medicine—quite the opposite—but when I have a simple cold or the flu, her remedies work every time. 

She gives me homemade suppositories (sorry if that’s TMI), makes me inhale a blend of essential oils, rubs me down with salves, and after a day or two, I’m back in tip-top shape. 

My brother stopped by this morning to help me prepare a flu buster, and I thought it might be nice to share the “recipe” with you.

  • ServesServes 4
  • Prep time5 min
  • Cook time-
  • Timeout-
  • FreezingFreezes well

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  • 2 lemons, peeled and pith removed
  • 1 lime, peeled and pith removed
  • 1-inch cube fresh ginger
  • 4 pinches cayenne pepper


  1. In a juicer: process all the ingredients, apart from the cayenne pepper. Serve in 4 shot glasses and top with a pinch of cayenne pepper. Drink up in one shot. 
  2. In a blender, process all the ingredients apart from the cayenne pepper and pass through a sieve. Serve in a shot glass with a pinch of cayenne pepper. 
Recipe published on August 19, 2018