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Das Ass-Kicker

Das Ass-Kicker

Tis the season of flu and colds.  

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As hubby is being busy with photo shoots and trips around the country, along with a strict diet and exercise routine, he caught a bug late last week. So I started experimenting with old flu home remedies and that's how, The Ass Kicker, was born.

You might have already had this, and even made a version of it yourself, but here are three versions of our new favorite buds! 

Ass-kicker #1

Ass-kicker #1

Ass-kicker #1 - (The Original)

  • 2 lemons, fresh squeezed
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • One pinch of black pepper  

Ass-kicker #2 - (The Sweeter)

  • 2 lemons, fresh squeezed
  • 1 orange, fresh squeezed
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • One pinch of black pepper 

Ass-kicker #3 - (The Sweetest)

  • 2 lemons, fresh squeezed
  • 1 orange, fresh squeezed
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 1  tsp turmeric 

While lemons and oranges might be obvious reasons for a home remedy, some of the other ingredients might be a little less clear...

Why Ginger?
Ginger is anti-inflammatory, helps clear your sinus, and gets rid of throat and nose congestion.

Why Turmeric?
Turmeric contains a substance known as lipopolysaccharide, which helps stimulate the body’s immune system. Its antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal agents also help strengthen the immune system.

Why Black Pepper?
Helps clear congestion and is anti-inflammatory. Studies show that when taking turmeric, if adding black pepper the effectiveness increases with 2000%. Basically, black pepper helps the absorption of turmeric dramatically by raising the bioavailability in our bodies. 

Why Cayenne Pepper?
Eases sore throats, anti-cold and flu agent.

Why Raw Honey?
Boosts the immune system, cough suppressant, and treats bacterial infections.

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