Simple Cold and Flu Remedies

With cold and flu season right around the corner, I’m sharing my favorite home remedies to help get rid of nasty bugs before they take hold. Both garlic and ginger have antimicrobial and antiviral properties making them perfect for whatever is going around. Get plenty of rest, take a fast from sugar, and you’ll be back to health in no time.

Fresh Ginger Tea
4-5 slices of fresh ginger
2-3 cups water
Honey *optional

Place ginger and water in a pot, cover and bring to low boil then simmer for 5 minutes. Drink 2-3 cups/day. If you have a sore throat add some honey after the tea has cooled slightly.

Raw Garlic Kicker
1 medium to large garlic clove (preferably organic)

Chop garlic finely and let sit for 5 minutes. Put garlic on a spoon, close your eyes and swallow with water.*

*do NOT chew the garlic, this will create crazy garlic breath – swallow it like you would swallow a pill. Do this away from food 1-3x/day, especially before bed.
***If you experience heartburn, use caution with this remedy as it may trigger heartburn. Try taking the garlic with food.

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