Drinks to Heal the Immune System
Burdock and daikon drink
Burdock root has been used as both food and medicine in Asia and
for thousands of years. Recently, it has been used as a nourishing tonic for
cancer, liver disease, and rheumatism. Burdock root is a staple diet of the
Japanese, who are among the people with the longest lifespan in the world.
Fresh burdock root is available at many greengrocers, Asian supermarkets, and natural food stores in the
Daikon is Japanese radish. Its phytochemicals have well-recognized healing and anti-carcinogenic properties:
It cleanses the blood (the kidneys).
It promotes energy circulation.
It increases the metabolic rate (a weight-loss remedy in
It treats hangovers.
It decongests the lungs, clears sore throat, colds, and edema.
The burdock and daikon drink can be taken any time, and as much as you like.
One burdock root (about 24 inches long)
One daikon with green tops
One small carrot with green tops.
Cut all ingredients into small pieces.
Place them in a pot with water double the volume of the ingredients.
Bring to a boil.
Pour out the content, and drink it.
You can repeat the process one more time. This time, after bringing it to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer it for another 20 minutes. Let the ingredients steep in the hot water for another 20 minutes before drinking it.
Four greens drink
Bitter melon, a popular Asian vegetable, is well known for blood glucose control. It contains a substance similar to bovine insulin, which has been shown in experimental studies to achieve a positive sugar regulating effect by suppressing the neural response to sweet taste stimuli.
Celery is a good source of insoluble fiber as well as essential nutrients, including vitamin C, calcium, and potassium. In addition, it may reduce blood pressure, and block cancer cells.
Cucumber has been associated with healing properties in relation to diseases of the kidney, urinary bladder, liver, and pancreas. In addition, cucumber juice is an excellent skin tonic.
Green pepper is loaded with vitamin C (a potent antioxidant) and beta-carotene (to prevent cataracts).
Make the nutritious four greens drink by juicing them in approximately equal portions. Drink immediately.
Pine needles drink
Pine needle drink is a perfect drink made from evergreen pine needles. Select your pine needles by picking the newest green ones from a pine tree. Wash the pine needles thoroughly. Put them in a cloth bag, and steep it in a pot of boiling water—if you don’t use a cloth bag, then strain the needles before drinking. Cover and let it sit for 30 minutes.
Pine needle drink is loaded with vitamin C and other nutrients to offer the following benefits: eyesight; fatigue; heart disease; kidney ailments; sclerosis (inflammatory nerve disorder); and varicose veins.