I’m touching my husband’s head as I say this (touching wood…. Ha! Ha!) but I never seem to catch colds. Don’t get me wrong, I do sometimes feel like one is coming on.
I drink my lemon water just about every morning and I eat garlic like there’s no tomorrow. I’ve read that garlic is an immunity- enhancing food that apparently fights bacteria and cholesterol. That’s good enough for me. I also feed it to my horse as it’s a great insect repellant (note to dads to feed lots of garlic to their daughters!).
Back to the matter at hand. When I feel a cold coming on, I will drink (at least 3 times a day) a large glass of warm water with the following mixed in:
– juice of half a lemon
– 1 tablespoon of raw honey (not the runny processed stuff)
– 1 teaspoon of crushed fresh ginger
– a pinch of cayenne powder
– 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
You’ll definitely feel the sweats but in a soothing way 🙂
If it doesn’t work, there’s always my dad’s remedy……hot whiskey. If nothing else, that will make you sleep.
Oh….the fig is in the picture because I saw it in the fridge when I was looking for the ginger and I thought it would look good on my chopping board.