Ginger truly does top the list of effective natural home remedies. Used throughout history around the world, ginger harnesses incredible healing power: not only does it help settle upset tummies and soothe migraines, but numerous studies suggest it can protect against cancer. Opt for organic where possible.

Below are a few great ginger shot combos. Each of the following makes 1 shot.

Ingredients

Asian  pear drop 

  • 1 (¾-inch) piece fresh ginger
  • ¼ stalk  lemongrass
  • ½ pear

Sunshine ginger 

  • 1 (¾-inch) piece fresh ginger
  • 1 blood orange or 2 clementines
  • a dusting  of cinnamon

Blushing ginger 

  • 1 (¾-inch) piece fresh ginger
  • 2 cardamom pods (feed them whole through your juicer or grind the seeds and add after juicing), 1½-inch piece of rhubarb
  • 1 small or ½ medium beet

Winter ginger 

  • 1 (¾-inch) piece fresh ginger
  • 1 apple
  • 1 drop oregano essential oil  (add the oregano after juicing)

Persian ginger 

  • 1 (¾-inch) piece fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon fresh (unsprayed) rose petals or ¼ teaspoon rosewater
  • 15 pitted cherries

Solo ginger 

  • 1 (¾-inch) piece fresh  ginger
  • ¼ lemon (peel and all)
  • a dusting  of cayenne pepper

Additional Information

Instructions

Peel and juice the ginger first, then feed the herb or spice through the juicer and, finally, add the fruit.

Recipes are from Vital Tonics & Soothing Teas by Rachel de Thample, published by Kyle Books. Photography by Ali Allen.

by Aray Till

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