To relieve a cough and chest congestion: Hot toddy
2 lemons (not lemon juice)
1/4 cup of honey
2 cloves of smashed garlic
2 tbs of sugar (optional)
1/2 tsp of mint or dried ginger
whiskey or rum (optional)
Squeeze the lemon juice from the 2 fresh lemons and put the juice in a saucepan. Add the honey and the rest of the ingredients to the saucepan and bring to boil. Set aside to cool for a few minutes and then add rum or brandy.
Well I don't think I need to write down the common and popular home made chicken or vegetable soup recipe :) My only advice is to use fresh herbs and to add lots vegetables.
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Gargle warm water mixed with salt. After you gargle, swallow the mix.
1 tbs of horseradish
1/2 cup of olive oil
Mix the two directions and then let it sit for about 30 minutes. Then use the mixture as a massage oil and get instant relief of achy muscles.
Clear sinuses: Neti pot
The neti pot is as old as dirt and successfully rinses out the sinuses. Just add warm water and salt inside.
What home remedies do you use? Are they family secrets? Please share your cold and flu remedies in the comment section!