10 immune-boosting shots you can make at home

Maybe you’ve taken the vaccine and are practicing all the safety protocols to make sure you don’t get sick. You can take things further by boosting your immune system through natural ingredients. So we thought it would be helpful to share a few immune-boosting recipes that you can make right at home using easily available ingredients. Save this page for easy reference.


The curcumin in turmeric can make our cells more resistant to infection. It also has antioxidants that are able to neutralize free radicals. You may include turmeric in the dishes you prepare, or even take turmeric supplements — just make sure to ask your doctor about this first. 

Turmeric milk. Boil a teaspoon of turmeric powder in a cup of milk. You can also just add the turmeric to hot milk. Drink a glass once daily. 

Turmeric juice. Wash 250 grams fresh turmeric and 250 grams fresh ginger, then juice the turmeric, ginger, and three lemons. Mix 1/4 teaspoon black pepper powder into the juice then store in jars and keep in the refrigerator. You can add some honey before serving. The recommended daily dose is between 60 and 80 ml. An option would be to add one orange per shot/dose to make a special juice.

Turmeric shot. Wash three carrots thoroughly and mix with one peeled lemon, a one-inch piece of ginger, and a half teaspoon of turmeric in a blender. You may add a little water if you like. Once blended, pour it through a cheesecloth to drain before drinking. For best results, drink it as soon as it’s made. And don’t discard the pulp; add it to sauces, pie crusts, or dry it then pound to make a powder.


According to a 2011 study by the Oregon State University, green tea has components that play a key role in strengthening our body’s immunity and suppressing autoimmune disease. A simple way to enjoy green tea is to steep a teabag in a cup of hot water for five minutes. Remove the bag and add honey before drinking. You can take 2 to 3 cups of green tea every day.


Lemons are rich in vitamin C, which helps our blood fight off infections. Lemons are also great at removing toxins from the body and helping us maintain our ideal weight. Here are three simple ways to enjoy fresh lemons.

Pre-breakfast juice. Squeeze the juice from half a lemon into a glass of lukewarm water. Add a little honey and drink the juice on an empty stomach every morning. Wait thirty minutes before having breakfast.

Beetroot, apple, and lemon concoction. Wash one beetroot, an apple, and a lemon. Peel the lemon, remove the seeds from both the lemon and apple. Mix everything into a blender and add some water for easy blending. Pour the mixture through cheesecloth then drink the juice.

Lemony green smoothie. Wash a couple of sticks of celery, a handful of herbs (mint, parsley, etc.), a handful of greens (kale, spinach, etc.). Mix, add water and blend them together in a blender until smooth. Pour through a cheesecloth to drain then add some lemon juice before drinking.


Ginger warms the body and helps to break down the accumulated toxins. It can also help improve blood circulation and reduce the risk of infection. Try to incorporate ginger into the dishes you make, or take ginger tablets as a daily supplement. Just make sure to consult with your doctor before taking any supplements, even if they are natural ones.

Ginger tea. Boil a tablespoon of chopped ginger in two cups of water for ten minutes. Add some honey and lemon juice before drinking the tea.

Hot ginger shot. Boil the following ingredients and simmer for five minutes: 100 grams ginger, a cup of lemongrass stalks, six cloves, a 2-inch piece of cinnamon, two liters of water, and a cup of wild basil. Strain and keep the liquid in a pitcher. Add some honey and serve hot.

Lemon, pineapple, and ginger smoothie. Prepare the pineapple by washing, peeling, and removing its core. Blend it together with a peeled lemon, a pinch of Cayenne pepper, some water, and a 4-inch piece of ginger until smooth. Pour the mixture through a cheesecloth before drinking the juice.