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The “booster paste” – healthy mix of vegetables and spices

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Based on my own relevant experience, I now “swear” by an adventurous-looking mix of different types of vegetables and spices. This “booster paste” easily helped me get over some colds or even prevented them. A simple recipe, completed in no time.

This mix is ​​not a new stuff

ginger powder

Ginger is the main ingredient in the booster paste

The recipe for the “miracle cure” I call “booster paste” is not new. Some descriptions and compilations of this “miracle mush” can be found in the vastness of the Internet. I’ll highlight this again separately, because I’m completely convinced of the “booster paste” from my own experience.
This remedy is nothing more than a combination of foods that alone have excellent health properties. So why not tie it up as a complete package and with a certain degree of flexibility. Admittedly, taste is not for everyone, but the rule “healthy must taste bitter” does not necessarily apply to the “booster paste”.

My recipe for this “booster paste” usually consists of garlic, ginger, turmeric, onion, chili (cayenne pepper), lemon, apple, nettle and honey. There is no strict specification in the respective amount. There’s even some spectrum for personal taste at this point, but that’s secondary anyway given the health benefits.

The possible ingredients for the “booster paste”

ChiliChili / Cayenne

My composition used

My “booster paste” usually consists of the following:
2 bulbs of garlic
150g (organic) ginger
50g turmeric or a quarter can of powder
1 large or 2 small onions
10 chili peppers or half a can of powder
1 medium lemon
1 apple (optional)
20g nettle powder (option)
250g honey (half a glass, liquid)

There is no strict recipe

“Throwing together” this healthy variety is very easy. It is actually quite sufficient to wash ginger, turmeric, lemon, apple, onion with water. With garlic, only the individual cloves are removed from the bulb. I don’t peel any of the ingredients because the best ingredients are often found between the skin and the inside.

While garlic and ginger are available in pretty much every supermarket, turmeric and chili are a little different. However, it can also be turmeric powder and this can also be found in almost every spice corner of a supermarket. Chili can also be added as a powder, but it should be a really hot variety. These “hot rose” varieties or mild types do have a certain taste, but they don’t really contain the active ingredients capsaicin and dihydrocapsaicin in significant quantities, and it is precisely in these substances that the “desired spice” is found.

While lemon should actually be included, apple remains an option. This can be cut in halves or quarters to remove the seeds. The lemon, ginger and turmeric (if not powdered) are also just broken up into smaller pieces. Chili and garlic can just be in there.

Nettles are actually a topic in themselves. This completely underestimated and mostly misunderstood plant is a real marvel of nature. The amounts of certain vitamins and minerals, especially protein, reach peak values. If word got out about how phenomenal this “weed” actually is, many collectors would be at each other’s throats. The stinging nettle can be used in powder form or freshly collected (leaves, stalks, roots).

If an intolerance to one of these ingredients is known, simply omit it.

Mix – honey – done


Mixer would be great – grater works too

Anyone who has a mixer has a clear advantage. Except for the honey, all the ingredients can now be properly chopped up in the blender. Otherwise, the “reverent” rasping remains. Once crushed to a pulp, the honey is added in a separate bowl. Mix everything together well, done. Pour into a jar with a lid and into the fridge. My “booster paste” even lasted at least 2 weeks at room temperature. But then the glass was already completely plastered.

Usage is flexible

How and in what way this paste is eaten is completely open. Some prefer one or two tablespoons a day, others discover an adventurous spread in this “booster paste”. For me, the second option usually came into question. Since you are in a (pharmaceutical) minefield in this area, there are no specific “health tips” here either. The health benefits can be estimated from the sum of the individual ingredients alone. There is e.g. for Ginger recognized medicinal properties, which appear rather limited for “pharmaceutical-technical” reasons.

My own experiences

In my experience, a cold is over after just a few days, without fever or major symptoms. While it’s difficult to predict whether a cold would have developed if I hadn’t taken this “booster paste” preventively, colds like this are pretty rare overall. Should the “cheek swell” again because of a root canal treatment that got out of joint, then the issue was settled for me after 2-3 days. In such cases, there was also an activated charcoal tablet that was simply “clamped” in the swollen area in the “cheek” and stayed there until it dissolved. In any case, what is important to me is the absence of E numbers as well as side effects. I last visited the pharmacy in 2020 and only because of an FFP2 mask, due to a lack of alternatives on site.

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