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Immunity Simmer Pot

Discover my viral Immunity Simmer Pot in two comforting versions, each brimming with health-boosting ingredients. Perfect for cold days, these drinks combine fruits, spices, and honey to nurture your body and soul.

I’m sharing with you a remedy that has saved my life more times than I can count. I posted this recently in a blog and everyone was very intrigued.

Making myself an Immunity Simmer Pot is my new favourite love language and I strongly encourage you to give it a try.

As we embrace the approach of the chilliest months of the year, I’m excited to share not one, but two versions of my Immunity Simmer Pot. They are exceptionally fantastic at this time of the year when cold and flu are buzzing all over the place! This soothing remedy emerged from a time of discomfort and turned into a source of warmth and wellness for me.

Last November, I found myself grappling with Covid for the second time. As many of you know, it’s not a walk in the park. During those tough days, my kitchen transformed into a sanctuary where I concocted a special tea – an ‘immunitea’, if you will – that not only soothed my weary body but also resonated with so many of you on Instagram. To my surprise, this humble brew I created for some personal relief went viral!

Since then, I’ve been experimenting with different variations of this comforting tea and I’m eager to share these creations with you. As we venture into the coldest months of the year, I hope these versions bring you as much comfort as they brought me.

The ingredients you’ll need for both of these Immunity Simmer Pots are listed below; as are all of their health benefits!

Simmer Pot #1

  • Clementines: A great source of vitamin C, vital for immune function and skin health. They also contain antioxidants that protect the body from oxidative stress.
  • Apples: Rich in fiber, which aids in digestion, and contain various vitamins and minerals that contribute to overall health. They also have antioxidants like quercetin, which can support the immune system.
  • Cranberries: Known for their high nutrient and antioxidant content. They are particularly beneficial for urinary tract health and also contain vitamin C and fiber.
  • Pomegranate seeds: Packed with antioxidants, including punicalagins and punicic acid, known for their heart health and anti-inflammatory benefits.
  • Cinnamon: Known for its medicinal properties, including anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant effects. It can help regulate blood sugar levels and has been linked to heart health benefits.
  • Cloves: They contain compounds that have been shown to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. They also provide eugenol, a natural antiseptic, which can help in pain relief and fighting infections.
  • Ginger: Well what can be said about ginger that hasn’t already been said? Its ability to soothe digestive upset and nausea. It has potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects and can be beneficial in reducing symptoms of osteoarthritis and menstrual pain.
  • Turmeric: Contains curcumin, a compound with strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. It’s known to boost brain function, lower the risk of brain and heart diseases, and may help in alleviating symptoms of arthritis and depression.
  • Raw white honey: Raw honey, particularly in its unprocessed form, retains more of its natural vitamins, enzymes, and antioxidants. It’s a healthier alternative to refined sugar and can soothe sore throats and coughs. Honey has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and can aid in wound healing. It’s also a humectant, meaning it helps retain moisture, which can be beneficial for skin health.

Simmer Pot #2

  • Orange: Rich in vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that boosts the immune system. They also contain flavonoids, which have anti-inflammatory properties; and they smell amazing.
  • Lemon: Like oranges, lemons are high in vitamin C. They also aid in digestion and can help detoxify the body. The citric acid in lemons has been shown to boost mineral absorption and has antimicrobial properties.
  • Turmeric: Contains curcumin, a compound with strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. It’s known to boost brain function, lower the risk of brain and heart diseases, and may help in alleviating symptoms of arthritis and depression.
  • Ginger: Ginger is famous for its anti-nausea properties and its ability to settle the stomach. It also has anti-inflammatory effects and can help soothe sore throats and assist in fighting off colds.
  • Peppercorns: Peppercorns can improve digestion and have antioxidant properties. They also contain piperine, which has been shown to enhance the absorption of certain nutrients, including curcumin from turmeric.
  • Cinnamon: Known for its medicinal properties, including anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant effects. It can help regulate blood sugar levels and has been linked to heart health benefits.
  • Star anise: Rich in antioxidants and vitamin A and C. It’s known for its antiviral properties and can be helpful in treating coughs and flu.
  • Rosemary: Not only aromatic to the max, but also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It can aid in digestion and enhance concentration and memory.
  • Raw white honey: Raw honey, particularly in its unprocessed form, retains more of its natural vitamins, enzymes, and antioxidants. It’s a healthier alternative to refined sugar and can soothe sore throats and coughs. 

 

Now, before you all come at me; let’s talk about a hot topic that sparked numerous comments on my posts – the combination of honey and hot water. 

I’ve seen countless discussions and concerns about whether this blend is beneficial or harmful. While I’m no Ayurvedic practitioner or nutritionist, I stand by the age-old remedy that millions have trusted for years. A simple mixture of hot water and honey has been a soothing balm across cultures and generations, especially when battling a cold or flu.

However, there’s wisdom in being cautious about how we mix these two. I learned that pouring boiling water directly over honey can break down its beneficial properties. That’s why I now let the water cool for about five minutes before adding the honey, ensuring that its healing essence is preserved.

For those who’ve been asking about where to find the ingredients or specific types of honey I use, I’ve got you covered. This is the brand that I use specifically for my simmer pots.

Benefits of a Simmer Pot

Simmer Pots the perfect addition to any kitchen especially for those looking to infuse their home with natural aromas and drinking an elixir of health benefits. These pots are often filled with a blend of fruits, spices, and herbs, that gently release their fragrance into the air as they simmer, creating a welcoming and therapeutic atmosphere. The ingredients used in simmer pots, like cinnamon, ginger, and citrus fruits, not only emit a comforting fragrance but also bring with them an array of health benefits, such as improved digestion, enhanced immune function, and anti-inflammatory properties. The pot in particular that I have been using is this one from Kinto many of you asked about it and it’s without a doubt the cutest and most functional one I’ve found!

These simmer pots are my go-to remedy for staying healthy during the cold season. Each ingredient plays a crucial role in boosting my immunity and providing comfort. The first version is a harmonious blend of autumnal fruits with warming spices, while the second pot introduces a citrusy twist with the zest of orange and lemon, coupled with the distinct flavours of star anise and mint. So regardless of your reasons; if you’re feeling under the weather or just looking for a natural health boost, I highly recommend giving one of my Immunity Simmer Pots a go. They are a delightful way to nurture your body and a true testament to the power of natural ingredients and their healing properties. 

Let’s get simmering and enjoy these comforting, healthful drinks!

Immunity Simmer Pot

Teri-Ann Carty
My Immunity Simmer Pot is filled with vitamins and is perfect for cold days. This drink combines fruits, spices, and honey to nurture your body and soul.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Beverages & Drinks
Cuisine Canadian
Servings 2

Equipment

  • tea pot, kettle

Ingredients
  

  • 3 slices clementine
  • 3 slices apple
  • ¼ cup cranberries
  • 1 tbsp pomegranate seeds
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 cloves
  • knob ginger thinly sliced
  • knob turmeric thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp raw white honey

Instructions
 

  • Add all the ingredients to your tea post and cover with boiling water. Put the lid on the pot and wait 5 minutes before stirring in honey.
  • Pour into cup and enjoy.

Notes

You can refresh your pot as often as you like until the ingredients are no longer flavourful. Add more honey if desired.
Keyword health boosting, healthy drinks, hot drink, simmer pot, tea

Immunity Simmer Pot

Teri-Ann Carty
This Immunity Simmer Pot has saved my life in more ways than you can imagine! From it's tantalizing smell to the way it makes my body feel rejuvenated and cared for. I highly recommend!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Beverages & Drinks
Cuisine Canadian
Servings 2

Equipment

  • tea pot, kettle

Ingredients
  

  • 3 slices orange
  • 3 slices lemon
  • 1 small knob turmeric sliced
  • 1 small knob ginger sliced
  • 5 peppercorns
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1 tsp raw white honey

Instructions
 

  • Add all the ingredients to your tea post and cover with boiling water. Put the lid on the pot and wait 5 minutes before stirring in honey.
  • Pour into cup and enjoy.

Notes

You can refresh your pot as often as you like until the ingredients are no longer flavourful. Add more honey if desired.
Keyword health boosting, healthy drinks, simmer pot, tea, vitamins

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