Dec 22 2021 - 10:00am

Brujas of Brooklyn's IMMUNITEA

Griselda Rodriguez-Solomon of Brooklyn Brujas, PhD

Boost Immunity With This Dominican Red Onion Tea


  • 4 cups filtered or bottled water
  • 2 red apples (diced in 4 pieces each)
  • 1 red onion (diced in 4 pieces)
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • Ginger to taste (usually an inch)
  • 1 lime
  • Honey to taste
  • Dash of cayenne pepper (optional)


  1. Place water, apples, onion, cinnamon, crushed ginger, and juice of half the lime in a saucepan over high heat.
  2. Once boiling, allow to cook over high heat uncovered for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  3. Then cover and simmer on low heat for another 10 minutes.
  4. While tea simmers, add honey and the juice from the other half of lime into a mug.
  5. Once done, the tea should be a pinkish/amber color. Sift the tea into the mug with honey and lime juice.
  6. Add a pinch of cayenne pepper.
  7. Stir, and enjoy.

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