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Day 5: The power of onions, garlic and honey as herbal cough and sore throat remedies?

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Welcome to Day 5. We're on the home stretch now. Here’s a couple herbal cough and sore throat remedies, and more!

First, watch the video. It's the longest one, but it shows you how to make a simple herbal cough syrup as well as how to make garlic oil for coughs as well... REALLY great stuff...

OK... NOW... Here's some more useful information on these remedies...


More with garlic and the onion...

Remember WAY back in Day 2 when you read about all the amazing things ginger could do, but we focused on it’s immune enhancing properties?

Well, with garlic, it’s the same story. I think if I was forced to live with just one herb, it would be garlic. That’s how incredible it is.

You can read all about garlic here.

When you are getting a cold or flu, while you are sick, and after you are sick with a cold or flu, you want to make sure you are ingesting lots of garlic. I can’t stress enough how important this is.

You can read about different ways to use garlic in that link above, but for now, let’s make a simple soup.

The onion is also a very important medicinal herb. It is in the same plant family as garlic and also has immune enhancing properties.

Whether you are sick with a cold or flu now or not, this is a tasty addition to your dinner tonight.

  1. Peel and slice up 6 cloves of garlic and a medium size or large onion.
  2. Take out a sauce pan and light cover the bottom with olive oil.
  3. Turn it on to a low heat and simmer the onions and garlic.
  4. Simmer for a few minutes. Then add 4 cups of vegetable broth, chicken broth, or even water.
  5. At this point, you can add some greens like kale. You could even add a couple carrots.
  6. Simmer on a low heat for an hour or so.
  7. Add some salt if you like and enjoy.

Now, when you are sick, often you don’t feel like eating solids. I often stop at step 4. I then let it simmer for an hour. When I take it off the heat, I’ll add a little miso.

To read about miso, click here.

To read about another great immune system booster soup recipe, click here.


Sore throat and cough relief

honeyYes, once again, honey. It coats, soothes, and even heals. Now you see why it’s good to always make sure you have a jar of honey in the cupboard.




Another simple sore throat remedy...salt

When you have a sore throat or one coming on, pour a glass of hot tap water. Add a tea spoon of salt. Gargle.

ecninacea tinctureANOTHER one of the great herbal sore throat remedies is Echinacea tincture. You can make your own for pennies compared to buying it in the stores. I teach you how and give you all the supplies you need in The Herbal Medicine Making Kit.


Tomorrow… You get to relax!

 




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