A pill for this and pill for that we are inundated with over the counter and prescription drugs. We have ditched old school wisdom and natural remedies and instead of being healthier immune systems have become weaker. To prevent colds and the flu this winter get back to the basics…
My grandmother grew up sharecropping in Louisiana during a time when there was no money for doctors or medicine. When ever anyone in her family got a cold they went out and gathered Mullein to make tea. They used numerous natural herbal remedies and still do today. My grandmother is 79 and going strong.
Here’s a list of cold and flu remedies that work:
- Golden Seal
- Forsythia & Honeysuckle
- Black Cherries
- Garlic Onion Hot Red Pepper & Ginger Chicken Soup
4 cups chicken stock, home made or store bought
3/4 cup fresh diced onion
3/4 cup fresh diced celery
3/4 cup fresh minced garlic
1 tablespoon hot red pepper
2 ounces dried egg noodles
1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh tarragon leaves
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
Bring stock to boil for 2 minutes. Add onion, celery, garlic, and red pepper. Lower heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Add noodles and cook 5 more minutes. Remove from heat and add herbs and salt and pepper, to taste. Serve with lemon halves and add squeeze of lemon juice if desired.