Our combination of fresh ginger, turmeric, lemon and apple is the perfect way to keep colds at bay at any time of the year. It is particularly important during Autumn when we are more likely to pick up viruses and upper respiratory infections.
Ginger has been used in South and Southeast Asian medicine for over 5,000 years to treat a wide variety of diseases and conditions. Originally a flowering plant, the underground stem or rhizome is used extensively as a spice or condiment to flavor broths, stews, curries, stir-fries and even tea. As far its medical properties are concerned, the fibrous rhizome is rich in vitamin C, iron, calcium, phosphorus and riboflavin. It has multiple health benefits and should be an essential part of your regular diet.
In fact, a 2013 review published in the International Journal of Preventive Medicine attests to the anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties of ginger that make it an effective herbal remedy for a wide range of medical conditions including the common cold and flu.
Ginger contains a high quantity of antioxidants that fight free radicals and reduce oxidative stress in the body, thereby boosting your immune system against the common cold or flu.
Ginger has potent anti-inflammatory properties and can be used very effectively to get rid of a sore throat.
Ginger contains active ingredients, such as gingerol and shagelol, with strong antimicrobial properties that help your body fight cold-causing viruses.
Ginger has been used as an anti-nausea agent for centuries, due to its calming effect that helps break down trapped intestinal gas and aids its release from the body, thereby relieving gas and bloating.
Ginger has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine to improve cardiovascular health, as it stimulates the heart muscles along with improving blood circulation.
Ginger is believed to be beneficial for people who have diabetes, as it helps lower blood glucose levels naturally.
The common cold and flu are two of the most widespread viral infections that affect people all over the world. While they sound similar, there are important differences between the two.
The common cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract caused by rhinoviruses and corona viruses.
The flu is caused by A, B and C influenza viruses and occurs as a seasonal epidemic worldwide, especially during the winter months.
Both conditions are highly infectious and common symptoms include a cough, nasal congestion and a sore throat. However, in the case of influenza, the virus infects the entire body and also results in a fever, while the common cold infection is limited to the upper respiratory tract.
Turmeric is also anti-inflammatory, an anti-oxidant and antiseptic. Its active compound, curcumin, is responsible for inhibiting cancer tumor growth, treating arthritis and joint issues, decreasing liver cholesterol, clearing respiratory infections, easing coughs, and improving overall immunity.
A Barannes Flu Shot is an incredibly simple and effective remedy, with fresh ginger and turmeric, for cold and flu helping to get rid of their associated symptoms naturally.
If you don’t like the sharp, powerful flavours of the flu shot, then why not try one of our other regular juices that contain some of the same ingredients?
We have a range of turmeric and ginger based juices available in both our shops, or you can simply ask for a chuck of fresh ginger or turmeric to be added to your favourite juice.
Last, but by no means least, we have our Winter Warmers being served. These contain the same great tasting fresh ingredients as our juices, but we heat them them up to give you a fantastic healthy hot drink. Great at any time of the day!
Note: Although we call this juice shot a ‘flu shot’ it is not designed to cure or prevent the influenza virus. If you have any concerns about whether you should have the annual influenza vaccination you should consult a qualified medical practitioner.