With the onset of colds and flu this year (as evidenced from the number of folks with this issue at the clinic) I thought this might be a good time to list a few tried and true remedies for combating these illnesses.
One remedy that has worked very in the past for strep and sore throat uses the product from our ever faithful honey bee. The formula is very simple:
1 Tablespoon of organic honey.
3 to 5 cloves of garlic (use a garlic press for best affects).
A pinch of cayenne.
Mix all the above and swallow the entire spoonful. Do not drink anything for about an hour so as to allow the formula to coat the throat.
We also have a wonderful recipe we call FLU STEW.
It has done wonders for patients with both the cold and flu. Below is the recipe:
8 to 10 medium size potatoes. (preferably organic).
1 entire bulb of organic garlic.
salt and black pepper and cayenne to taste,
2 Tablespoons of Earth Balance non butter.
Nutritional yeast to taste
Chop up potatoes and add to enough water to make a stew. The chunkiness of the potatoes is your choice.
Add butter to the mix along with salt to taste.
Cook until potatoes are soft.
Now take off the burner and add cayenne and black pepper. NEVER cook cayenne and black pepper. Always add when cooking is done.
Peel all the garlic cloves and run through a garlic press and add to the stew. Again, we are adding the garlic AFTER the cooking. Cooking garlic destroys the very sensitive Sulphur compounds which are so beneficial to healing.
Add the nutritional yeast to taste if you would like a cheesy flavor.
It's ready! Now eat a bowel every 3 hours or so until the entire stew is gone. This should be around three to four bowels.
Garlic is a wonderful broad spectrum anti-
One more method to help out with that croupy cough:
Take a few onions and chop them up for baking. Bake at 200 degrees for about 20 minutes, until they are slimy.
Now you can take them out and while hot but not scaling, place on the chest and cover the onions with saran wrap and a towel to hold in the heat. If this is going on a child then please coat the chest with olive oil first as their skin can be sensitive. Leave on for about an hour and repeat two or three times a day.
There you go, remedies from the grocery store. :)