The best way to scare away a cold or flu is to nip it in the bud as soon as you start to experience symptoms. Everyone knows it’s a good idea to drink lots of water and take it easy when you feel like you’re getting sick, and this is great! But sometimes we need a little more for the fight.
Here are some quick, easy, and effective cures and preventative remedies for these wintertime bugs. As soon as I feel a little cold coming on, swollen lymph nodes, or a post -nasal drip, I go for these tough little fighters.
1. Raw garlic.
Garlic is a lovely natural antibiotic, and a wonderful immune system booster. To take garlic, simply peel and chop ½ large clove into small pieces. Now, gather up the pieces and swallow them whole, as if you were taking your vitamins for the day. If you’re brave, you can even chew the pieces and take them like that.
2. Oregano leaf extract.
Oregano is another powerful antibiotic, and boy, is it strong! You can buy tinctures of oregano leaf at your natural foods store. Simply take half to 1 full dropper of oregano liquid under the tongue. Hold it there as long as you can! It will sting, but you can handle it. Wash it down with a glass of fresh water.
3. Magic cold flu paste.
This one’s my favorite. This is something you can make right in your kitchen with a combination of a few healthy antimicrobial ingredients: