Immunity Power Tonic

Servings 8 cups


  • 8 cups water
  • 2 inch piece of fresh turmeric, peeled and sliced into rounds 
  • 3 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced into rounds 
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon 
  • 1/2 lemon, sliced into 1⁄2-inch circles 
  • 10 sprigs fresh parsley and/or fresh mint 
  • 2 dandelion tea bags 
  • 2 fennel tea bags, or 2 teaspoons fennel seeds 
  • 2-3 black peppercorns or a pinch of black pepper


  • In a medium saucepan over low heat, combine the turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, lemon slices, parsley, mint(if using), dandelion tea bags, fennel tea bags (or seeds, if using), black pepper, and 8 cups water. Bring to a simmer and let cook for 8 to 10 minutes until the spices are fragrant. 
  • Strain, if desired, and pour into mugs. The tea can also be stored in airtight containers in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can enjoy chilled or reheated before serving. 
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