Natural Remedies for Cold & Flu

 

 

 

Garlic Tea - Immune System Enhancer

Peel 2 to 3 cloves of fresh garlic and lightly crush them with the side of a wide knife blade. Add them to 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for another 15 minutes. Strain the garlic and allow the tea to cool to mouth temperature. Add raw honey, a tiny pinch of cayenne pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice. Drink as much as desired.

 

Red Onion & Raw Honey - Cough Syrup

Wash, peel and slice the entire onion horizontally. Starting with the base of the onion, layer the slices in a bowl alternating with layers of raw honey or brown sugar. Stevia powder works well for this home remedy too; however, it is extremely sweet. Continue adding layers of onion and sweetener until the entire onion is reconstructed in the bowl. Cover and allow the sweetened onion to remain in the bowl on your counter for about 12-15 hours or overnight. The next day, there will be about a cup or more of sweet syrup in the bowl. The cough syrup contains a range of nutrients, vitamins and minerals from the onion and the honey to help fight infection and soothe sore throats and quiet a cough. Take a spoonful as needed. Has no onion-y taste.

 

Raw Honey & Lemon – Sore throats

Mix the juice of 1/2 the lemon with 2 to 3 tablespoons of honey and sip throughout the day as needed.

 

Vitamin C

Take approx. 3-4000 mg about 4 times a day (you can’t overdose on Vitamin C, whatever your body doesn’t use, it will pass straight out).

 

Drink Echinacea Tea

Drinking echinacea as a tea throughout the day can help with colds. Echinacea can cut the chances of getting that dreaded cold by 58%, it also reduces the duration of the common cold by one and a half days, it sure is one powerful cold prevention and cold treatment that everybody should have stock of in their cupboard. Taking this as soon as you get wind of that cold you should feel fine in no time.