Is a ginger & turmeric shot really a bug-killer?

a jar full with healthy ingredients

Natural antibiotic shot

As a nutritionist, I am always intrigued by natural solutions and healthy food. On one of my regular pit-stops when I have a long walk, at the “Wild” healthy food and drink bar in Estepona, I learned about this health-boosting shot.

Now I make this delicious lemonade regularly for my family to keep them strong and healthy. They claim it can even keep the flu away!

I made my own version and added some other ingredients to make it even more potent, and I’ve been drinking this now for a month, and I’ve loved to start my day with this drink! It’s slightly fiery, and it really wakes me up! And I will for sure keep drinking this turmeric ginger shot when corona is around every corner!

Is this drink really fighting bugs?

This drink is truly invigorating and a great way to start your day with.

But can this turmeric ginger shot really keep the bugs away? I did some research…

My health-boosting ingredients are:

The secret powers of Turmeric Curcuma are :

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antioxidant
  • It contains bioactive compounds with powerful medicinal properties
  • Boosts brain function and lowers the risk of brain disease
  • Lowers the risk of heart disease
  • It can help prevent cancer
  • Can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease
  • Lowers pain with arthritis patients
  • Incredible benefits against depression


Ginger is a root that belongs in the same family as turmeric (and we all know by now that turmeric is good for you) that’s been used as a home remedy for ages to treat flu’s and colds, and other ailments. The most established action of ginger is its ability to treat nausea and sickness, and its effectiveness has been demonstrated numerous times.

Ginger is also loaded with antioxidants and has powerful anti-inflammatory effects, which can help support the immune system and keep the body strong. And a strong immune system is essential to fight the bug.

It has also been shown to have antibacterial effects and antiviral effects. This study on human cells showed that fresh ginger might have a protective effect on the HRSV virus, which can cause respiratory tract infections, and this effect was more effective when ginger was given before the viral infection. It has also been shown to have strong antimicrobial activity and can stop the growth of microbes.

Black pepper

The black pepper is added as piperine, an active compound in black pepper that can improve the bioavailability of curcumin by 2000%! Impressive right?


Loaded with vitamin C, it can help to support your immune system!

Stevia (fresh)

The health benefits of Stevia include its ability to aid in weight loss, lower blood pressure, control diabetes, prevent certain forms of cancer, protect oral health, build strong bones, and skincare.


  • 2 lemons – juice
  • 3 cm ginger-grated
  • 3 cm Curcuma root- grated
  • 1 teaspoon Curcuma
  • 5 black pepper balls – crunched
  • 3 stevia leaves (or some stevia drops or a bit of honey-honey is not keto!)
  • water

Method for this recipe

  • Mix all ingredients in a jar
  • fill with hot water MAX 60°
  • Put it in a bottle or jar in the fridge.

Drink a little glass every morning and stay healthy!




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