This time of year, the questions and emails start to trickle in about how to treat the flu, coughs, and colds with natural remedies. I thought I would link to some previous posts I have done regarding this subject.
One of my new favorite prevention brews is one I learned about this year from herbalist and physician Aviva Romm. It's called garlic lemonade. This might sound odd, but it's really quite yummy and my 3 year old loves it. To make, simply take 2 chopped cloves of garlic and add them to a quart sized jar. Fill the jar with boiling water and let sit for 30 minutes. Add the juice of one lemon and raw honey to taste. Enjoy! (Be sure not to give to children under the age of 2 due to the raw honey). This drink is great for kids and adults (I have my mug of it sitting next to me right now). I like it both hot and cold, but I think I like it best hot. You can find her recipe in here in Naturally Healthy Babies and Children, along with many other fabulous recipes and advice for treating sick children naturally. It's one of my go-to books for my toddler.
Here are some links to previous posts with some natural remedies.
|This is used in the sore throat gargle and works quite well!|
Preparing for Cold and Flu Season
Sore Throat Gargle
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