The symptoms of cold and flu are very similar, typically including sneezing, coughing, and muscle pain. The difference between cold and flu is mainly in their duration, the first making you feel bad for a few days while the latter may last up to a week and more. Runny nose, cough, and congestion are the major symptoms of cold, while flu is typically manifested by sore throat, fever, headache, muscle aches and soreness, congestion, and cough.
The thing that they have in common is that their symptoms blend together to create a real mess! Although kids find it amusing to stay at home, enjoy a warm soup, and sit in front of the TV, adults have trouble going through cold or flu, as they are forced to stay and home and postpone their day-to-day activities. Simply put, adults don’t have the time to deal with these symptoms!
This article presents two DIY tonics which destroy cold and flu, without any side effects typically associated with prescribed antibiotics.
1. Antibiotic Tonic
This antibiotic tonic is a combination of foods and herbs with potent antifungal, antiviral, antiparasitic, and antibacterial properties as well as high enzyme, vitamin C, and probiotic content!
- 1 lemon
- 2 cloves garlic
- ½ small onion
- 1 piece ginger (½ inch or ¼ tsp ground)
- 1 piece horseradish (½ inch)
- 1 piece turmeric (1 inch or ½ tsp ground)
- Dash of cayenne pepper
- 1 oz apple cider vinegar
- Peel the lemon and garlic and add them in the juicer along with the onion, ginger, horseradish, and turmeric. Another option is to blend the ingredients and strain the blended mixture
- Add the cayenne pepper and the ACV
- Store in a glass container with a lid
Take an ounce of the tonic once the symptoms appear, up to three rimes daily.
2. Quick And Easy 4 Ingredient Flu Season Tonic
This recipe is packed with anti-inflammatory properties which soothe sore throat, alleviate cough, and help with nausea.
- 1-2 cinnamon sticks
- 2 inches fresh ginger (peeled and diced)
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 tbsp raw honey
- Put the water, cinnamon sticks, and fresh ginger in a pan
- Bring the water to boil and then reduce heat and simmer for a few minutes
- Strain the liquid
- Add lemon juice and honey
- Store in container and keep it refrigerated for up to 5 days
- Reheat when needed
Use it as needed.