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Disclaimer - The information provided in this article is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your health- care professional. You should not use the information in this article for self-diagnosis or to replace any prescriptive medication. You should consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem, suffer from allergies, are pregnant or nursing.

http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_9029.cfm

By Leslee Dru Browning
NewsTarget, December 12, 2007
Straight to the Source

Children's cough syrups are easy to make and much safer and more effective than over-the-counter cough and cold remedies that were just removed from store shelves. Coughs in children are quite common. Sometimes they are caused by colds and flu, other times; allergies and sinus congestion. A cough that lingers for days or weeks, or becomes severe, should be checked by your child's health care provider to rule out other illnesses.

Why use honey in cough syrups?

Honey has been used intuitively for hundreds of years as a wonderful natural antibiotic by many different cultures. Today, research undertaken by Dr. Shona Blair at Sydney University's School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences, has now shown the unusual antibacterial activity of honey, leading to a greater understanding of the ability of honey to kill pathogenic bacteria through several different mechanisms. In studies, honey was effective against many different drug resistant bacteria.

In one scientific test, Dr. Shona Blair used honey to treat E. coli. Dr. Shona Blair saw that honey "attacks" bacteria from several different angles; that the bacteria were overwhelmed and unable to develop resistance, and the bacteria died. In today's world where many antibiotics have become ineffective, honey was able to kill not only the E. coli, but many other types of bacteria.

Honey not only possesses significant antibacterial activity, it has also been shown to actively promote healing by directly stimulating human cells that are important in the immune response to help disease and wounds healing.

Note:

*Don't use honey for children under two years of age - there is a microorganism in honey, which is otherwise harmless for children age two and older, that can sometimes make infants ill because of their young digestive system. Alternatives include brown rice syrup, barley, and organic fruit syrups; as substitutions in the recipes use the same amount as honey.

*For longer preservation of cough syrups, you can add 2 tablespoons of vegetable glycerin to each recipe when not already listed as an ingredient in the recipe. Vegetable glycerin is a thick, clear, sweet substance derived from coconut and palm oils and olive oil. It has long been used as a lubricant and preservative. It is sweet tasting but does not affect blood sugar. American herbalist, Edward E. Shook, N.D., preferred vegetable glycerin instead of alcohol for most of his herbal medicines due to its natural preservative powers.

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Honey Lemon Cough Syrup

Lemon helps promote health by quickly alkalinizing the body and honey will kill any bacteria. This is a perfect choice for a quick cough remedy.

Put a pint of honey in a pan on the stove on low heat (Do not boil honey as this changes its medicinal properties) .

Take a whole lemon and boil in some water in a separate pan for 2-3 minutes to both soften the lemon and kill any bacteria that may be on the lemon skin. Let the lemon cool enough to handle then cut it in slices and add it to the pint of honey on the stove. Let mixture cook on warm heat for about an hour. Then strain the lemon from the honey making sure all lemon seeds are removed. Let cool, then bottle in a jar with a lid and store in the refrigerator. This syrup will keep for 2 months in the refrigerator.

To soothe a cough, take 1Ž2 teaspoon for a 25 lb. child and 1 teaspoon for a 50 lb. child, about 4 times a day or as often as needed. Adults can take 1 tablespoon doses.

Anise Seed Cough Syrup

Anise has been a traditional treatment for coughs, bronchitis and asthma and is now supported by science. The herb contains creosol and alpha-pinene that loosen bronchial secretions and make them easier to cough up. Gently crush 1 tablespoon of anise seed, cover with 1 1Ž2 cups of boiling water. Steep for 30 minutes then strain and simmer remaining liquid down to 1 cup then add 2 cups of honey. Let cool then bottle in a jar with a lid and store in the refrigerator. This syrup will keep for 2 months in the refrigerator.

To soothe a cough, take 1Ž2 teaspoon for a 25 lb. child and 1 teaspoon for a 50 lb. child, about 4 times a day

Horehound Cough Syrup

Horehound has been used for generations as a cure for children's cough, cold and croup. It has expectorant properties that loosen phlegm from the chest. One of horehound's compounds, marrubiin, stimulates bronchial secretions and helps break up congestion

Make an old-time cough remedy by mixing horehound tea with honey. Make a tea by steeping 1 ounce of dried horehound leaves in a pint of boiling water. Allow it to steep only 10 minutes. Strain off the leaves, then measure the quantity of the liquid remaining. Add twice as much honey as liquid, mix well, cool, bottle and refrigerate. This syrup will keep for 2 months in the refrigerator.

To soothe a cough, take 1Ž2 teaspoon for a 25 lb. child and 1 teaspoon for a 50 lb. child, about 4 times a day.

Taken from: Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs

Sinus Congestion and Headache Syrup (Also excellent for fevers and cough)

Steep 1 tablespoon of feverfew, 1Ž2 lemon cut up, 1 teaspoon of fenugreek seeds, 1 teaspoon of thyme leaves in 1 1Ž2 cups of water for 30 minutes. Strain the herbs from the liquid making sure you remove all lemon seeds. Simmer remaining liquid down to 1 cup of water then add 2 cups of honey plus 2 tablespoons of vegetable glycerin. Let cool then bottle in a jar with a lid and store in the refrigerator. This syrup will keep for 2 months in the refrigerator.

Give 1 teaspoon every 4 hours for a 50 lbs. child, 2 teaspoons for a 75 lb child and 1 tablespoon for a 100 lb. child or adult.

Combination Cough Syrup

Add 1 teaspoon each of licorice root, horehound, mullein leaves, thyme leaves, rose hips, marshmallow root and lemon balm leaves to 1 1Ž2 cups of water. Bring herbs and water to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from heat, cover and let steep for 30 minutes. Strain out herbs. Return liquid to heat and bring to a simmer to reduce liquid to 1 cup. While still warm add 1 cup honey, brown rice syrup or organic fruit syrup and 1Ž4 cup vegetable glycerin. Let cool, then bottle in a jar with a lid and store in the refrigerator. This syrup will keep for 2 months in the refrigerator.

Give 1 teaspoon every 4 hours for a 50 lbs. child, 2 teaspoons for a 75 lb child and 1 tablespoon for a 100 lb. child or adult.

Combination Dry Cough Syrup

When children have dry coughs, they need to be treated with moistening herbs with antiviral/antibacterial protection.

1 tablespoon each of cherry bark, thyme, mullein, pleurisy root and oregon grape root added to 1 quart of water.

Bring herbs and water to a boil in a saucepan. Turn heat down to warm, cover and let steep for 30 minutes. Strain out herbs. Return liquid to heat and bring to a simmer to reduce liquid to 1 pint. While still warm add 2 pints of honey. Once cool - bottle, cap, and refrigerate. This syrup will keep for 2 months in the refrigerator.

Give 1 teaspoon every 4 hours for a 50 lbs. child, 2 teaspoons for a 75 lb child and 1 tablespoon for a 100 lb. child or adult.

Combination Wet Cough Syrup

This cough syrup will gently encourage coughing to clear the lungs of mucus while providing antiviral/antibacterial properties to fight infection.

1 tablespoon each of astragalus, horehound, mullein, garden sage and oregon grape root added to 1 quart of water.

Bring herbs and water to a boil in a saucepan. Turn heat down to warm, cover, and let steep for 30 minutes. Strain out herbs. Return liquid to heat and bring to a simmer to reduce liquid to 1 pint. While still warm add 2 pints of honey. Once cool - bottle, cap, and refrigerate. This syrup will keep for 2 months in the refrigerator.

Give 1 teaspoon every 4 hours for a 50 lbs. child, 2 teaspoons for a 75 lb child and 1 tablespoon for a 100 lb. child or adult.

Give your child lots of fluids in the form of water or teas to help them expel mucus; also, to prevent dehydration from fever.

Antiviral Syrup

Mild tasting antiviral herbs for children include astragalus, hyssop, lemon balm, lemon thyme, lemongrass and ginger root.

Take 1 tablespoon each of astragalus, hyssop, lemon balm, lemon thyme, lemongrass plus 1 teaspoon of ginger and add to 1 quart of boiling water. Turn down heat to warm and cover with lid. Let steep for 30 minutes then strain herbs from liquid. Simmer remaining liquid down to 1 pint then add 1 pint of honey and 1Ž4 cup of vegetable glycerin. Once cooled - bottle, cap, and refrigerate. This syrup will keep for 2 months in the refrigerator

The whole family can use this formula for the prevention of viruses or when down with colds and the flu.

Give 1 teaspoon every 4 hours for a 50 lbs. child, 2 teaspoons for a 75 lb child and 1 tablespoon for a 100 lb. child or adult.

JCTVCBN
by Group Owner on Jan. 6, 2010 at 5:10 PM

Hyssop Tea

For cough or flu, steep two teaspoons of dried hyssop in one cup of boiling water, covered for ten minutes; strain and drink cool for an expectorant or hot to relieve congestion. Hyssop contains marrubiin, the same compound that makes horehound an excellent expectorant. Hyssop and horehound tea can usually be found in grocery or health food stores.

Lemon Balm Tea

For cough or flu, add two teaspoons of dried lemon balm leaves to one cup of boiling water, cover, and remove from heat. Steep for ten minutes then strain herb. Lemon Balm tea can be taken as often as needed.

Licorice Root Tea

Make a tea by putting 1Ž2 teaspoon of licorice root tea in a cup of hot water and steep for 10 minutes; strain. Drink three cups daily to relieve cough, congestion and asthma symptoms. Licorice has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties, and is an expectorant. Licorice root tea can usually be found in grocery or health food stores.

Whooping Cough Tea

1 tablespoon white horehound, 1 tablespoon mullein, 1 tablespoon thyme leaves. Mix all dried ingredients together and store in a jar with a lid. Put 1-2 teaspoons into 1 cup of boiling water. Remove from burner and steep 10 minutes.

Garden thyme has long been considered an effective treatment for whooping cough.

For a 25 lb. child 1Ž2 cup and a 50 lb. child 1 cup, 3 to 4 times a day.

Disclaimer - The information provided in this article is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your health- care professional. You should not use the information in this article for self-diagnosis or to replace any prescriptive medication. You should consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem, suffer from allergies, are pregnant or nursing.

JCTVCBN
by Group Owner on Dec. 15, 2012 at 8:14 AM

 

http://bearmedicineherbals.com/onions.html

Raw vs. Cooked

Research(1) indicates that the phenolic compounds in Onion (and many other aromatic plants) responsible for at least part of the antimicrobial properties of the plant are destroyed by heat. So, while I do use a cooked Onion poultice for spasmodic coughing and earaches (uses obviously having little to do with any anti-bacterial properties), I prefer the raw Onion poultices for stings, bites and for the Onion syrup.

Dosage: Syrup dosage is about 1 tsp ever 3-4 hours for a medium sized child of about 7-11 years of age or 1 tbs every 3-4 hours for a medium sized adult with normal Onion tolerance. Less for smaller people or those with delicate digestion, more for larger people. Tincture dosage depends on specific use but about 10-30 drops for most things in an adult.

Considerations: Onion is less appropriate where there's signs of overt heat (especially in childhood eruptive diseases) and large doses internally can cause digestive upset. Better to use small frequent doses than large, sporadic doses both for level of effectiveness and for one's belly health.

Recipes

Basic Onion Poultice

  • 2-3 medium sized onions (this is for an entire chest or back poultice on a medium sized human), finely diced. If you choose to roast or steam your Onions rather than saute them, you may prefer to leave them whole.
  • 1/4 C Flour or corn meal (optional, helps to more evenly distribute the poultice)
  • Muslin or similar cloth large enough to fold over poultice and cover chest or upper back
  • Hot water bottle
  • Medium sized towel
  1. You can either steam, roast or sauté your onions, depending on your preference. I've used all three methods but usually end up just sautéing them in some olive or coconut oil in cast iron frying pan on my woodstove. Cook until tender and somewhat transparent (we're not going for caramelized here).
  2. Stir in flour or corn meal until a gooey paste is achieved.
  3. Spread onto muslin and fold over to hold poultice and heat in.
  4. Place on chest, upper back or wherever needed. Use as hot as can be tolerated, but not hot enough to cause pain.
  5. Cover with hot water bottle. Again, as hot as is not painful.
  6. Cover area with towel.
  7. Let sit for 15-30 minutes before removing.
  8. When using because of coughs or congestion, it's great to follow this with a thorough application of some kind of chest rub. I like a salve made with a blend of Pine, Fir and Cottonwood infused oils.

Simple Onion Syrup

  • 1 Cup roughly chopped fresh onion
  • Small handful of fresh or dried Sage or Thyme or Monarda (or equal amount of fresh chopped White Fir, Abies concolor, needles). (Optional)
  • Juice of half a lemon (Optional)
  • 1 tsp freshly grated Ginger root (Optional)
  • Enough honey to cover herbs

Just place the onion and other herbs in a jar, cover with honey, stir to remove air bubbles and cover. Let sit overnight. The honey will very effectively suck all the juice out of the Onion. Use by the teaspoonful beginning the next morning. Some people like to eat the onion bits with the honey and some people prefer to strain the solids out. It's up to you.

Footnotes and References:

http://www.ispub.com/ostia/index.php?xmlFilePath=journals/ijtm/vol3n2/coli.xml

Felter, H.W. and J.U. Lloyd. 1985. King's American Dispensatory, Vols. 12. Portland, OR: Eclectic Medical Publications [reprint of 1898 original]. 146.

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JCTVCBN
by Group Owner on Mar. 25, 2013 at 11:39 AM

 

http://www.keeperofthehome.org/2012/11/natural-cold-remedies.html

By Erin Odom, Contributing Writer

We're smack in the middle of the "happiest" time of the year, but, whether we like it or not, we're also at that time of year when illness runs rampant. And perhaps one of the most annoying--yet frequent--illnesses to battle is the common cold.

Thankfully, there are a plethora of natural cold remedies that can help you beat this nasty little virus without ever having to enter a conventional drug store. I've never liked conventional cold medications anyway. Besides being full of some potentially dangerous ingredients, they just make me feel, well, loopy.

And if a medication makes you feel worse than the sickness it is trying to better, then something's not working!

So the next time that little virus rears its ugly head, pull out one of these natural cold remedies.

Image courtesy Intentional by Grace

1. Epsom Salt Baths

Besides helping you relax and sleep better at night, some believe epsom salts actually help detoxify your body, increase your white blood cell count and speed up the healing process (source)!

2. Raw Garlic

Raw garlic is full of amazing health benefits--including being anti-viral. Consuming it helps boost the immune system and fight infections (source). If eating it raw makes you squeamish, you can purchase odorless garlic capsules. But, first, check out these 7 ways to eat raw garlic. One of them might appeal to you!

3. Essential Oils

Essential oils have become my first line of defense against any ailment that has plagued our household over the past couple years. Some tests have shown that essential oils are so strong that viruses cannot live in their presence (source).

Our favorites to use for colds are eucalyptus, peppermint and thieves oils. You can dab a drop of eucalyptus on your pajamas, which helps decongest you throughout the night. Or, try making a homemade vapour rub with eucalyptus oil.

My little girls are actually fighting mild colds right now. Before they went to bed tonight, I rubbed some peppermint oil diluted 1:1 with a carrier oil on their feet and chests.

You can also diffuse the oils into the air or add some oils to a warm bath. We use a homemade disinfectant spray made with essential oils--as well as a homemade hand soap (peppermint is our favorite this time of the year!).

My resource for all things essential oils is the Gentle Babies book and my friend Mary's eBook on essential oil usage.

Image courtesy Whole New Mom

4. The Neti Pot

This natural cold remedy is probably my favorite--and I just discovered it last year!

The neti pot simply provides a way for you to easily and effectively clean out your nasal passages by pouring a warm saline solution in one nostril and allowing it to drain out the other. You can buy the saline solution at most drug stores, or you can try this recipe to make your own!

As a word of caution, be sure to use very sterile water in your neti pot.

5. Echinacea

Studies have shown that taking this herb can help boost your immune system, but the results have been mixed as to whether or not it actually prevents or shortens the life of a cold (source).

I previously took echinacea capsules daily during the cold and flu season until I discovered that it's really best to use echinacea at the first sign of illness.

From personal experience, I have seen that when I start taking echinacea capsules, my symptoms either disappear or are very, very weak as opposed to my experiences with the cold virus before I discovered this wonderful herb!

Image by SCA Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget

6. Elderberry Syrup

Elderberries are a natural immunity booster. You can find the berries made into a syrup at most health stores or online at such places as Vitacost (this link actually gives new customers a $10 credit!) and iherb.com (use code CEC426 for $5 free credit towards your order). Or, you can try making your own.

7. Good Nutrition

It sounds like a no-brainer, but it doesn't hurt to remind ourselves that optimal nutrition will generally produce better health. Are you still reeling in a sugar coma after all the pies and other treats from Thanksgiving dinner?

It might be time to make some homemade chicken soup, load up on some natural vitamin C via citrus fruits and drink some green smoothies. Last year this time, I joined up with some other bloggers to write about 5 "flu-fighting" foods--pumpkin, garlic, yogurt, breakfast and green tea.

8. Supplements

The very best vitamin and mineral sources come in real, whole foods. However...we all know that there are days, weeks and seasons when all we can do is hope to squeeze in a shower and keep the kids from killing each other. It's during these times that upping our supplement intake may be wise.

If I feel a cold coming on, I typically up my vitamin C and zinc intake. I also take 4-6,000 IUs of vitamin D throughout the winter months--in addition to fish oil and probiotics.

Image by kthread

9. Raw Honey

This super food is anti-viral and an immunity booster. Honey is especially effective in soothing a sore throat (always my first sign that a cold is coming).

You can also stir a little into a bowl of hot water and inhale the steam. Or, sweeten some hot herbal tea with it and enjoy both the taste and health benefits.

10. Natural Cold Kicker Tinctures/Drinks

I have yet to try one of these myself, but many attest to their fast effectiveness in kicking a cold. I may add this cold kicker remedy from the Keeper of the Home archives to my to-do list this winter. This one from Paula of Whole Intentions also looks pretty potent!

JCTVCBN
by Group Owner on Oct. 22, 2013 at 11:08 AM

 

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by Group Owner on Oct. 24, 2013 at 1:04 PM

 

Cómo curar la tos con flema

 

La tos es un mecanismo que usa el cuerpo para despejar nuestras vías respiratorias, sin embargo también suele aparecer cuando sufrimos un resfriado, asma, una infección pulmonar, alergias o sinusitis, además se manifiesta con frecuencia en personas fumadoras, activas y pasivas. Si la tos no es tratada se puede convertir en algo continuo, afectando nuestra garganta y pecho e impidiéndonos realizar de forma productiva nuestras actividades diarias, y cuando viene acompañada de flema incluso puede ser bastante embarazosa, por eso te mostramos cómo curar la tos con flema con algunos remedios caseros

Instrucciones
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Uno de los remedios más eficaces son los vapores de agua, consiste simplemente en hervir agua y respirar el vapor, se puede agregar sal al agua o también hiervas medicinales especiales para problemas respiratorios, que encuentras en los herbolarios, esto te ayudará a deshacerte de la flema y sentirte mucho mejor

2

Otra gran combinación eficaz por su poder expetorante es la de la miel con la pimienta blanca, prepara el té de tu preferencia y añade una cucharada de miel y una pizca de pimienta blanca, repite el proceso tres veces al día y verás como expulsas la flema de forma más rápida

3

La cebolla, conocida por sus propiedades antibióticas, ayuda a desinfectar y desinflamar, y puedes usarla de varias maneras, o respirar directamente su olor durante algunos minutos al día, repitiéndolo al menos tres veces, o hacer una infusión con agua de cebolla hervida, té, miel y un poco de jengibre, notarás sus efectos rápidamente

4

El ajo es también conocido como un poderoso antibiótico y es uno de los remedios caseros más recomendados para curar la tos con flema, puedes aspirar su olor durante varios minutos algunas veces al día o consumirlo directamente

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Si deseas leer más artículos parecidos a cómo curar la tos con flema, te recomendamos que entres en nuestra categoría de La gripe, resfriados sintomas y prevención.
Consejos
  • Si tras usar estos remedios caseros o consumir el medicamento que usas habitualmente la tos no mejora acude de inmediato al médico
  • Si observas que sangras al toser o que la frecuencia de la tos ha aumentado, visita a tu médico
  • Evita fumar y estar en lugares con mucho humo y polvo mientras te encuentras con tos
  • Protege tu cuello del frío con una bufanda y abrígate para no empeorar la tos
  • Evita consumir bebidas frías, opta más bien por las infusiones calientes



Sigue leyendo: http://salud.uncomo.com/articulo/como-curar-la-tos-con-flema-3052.html#ixzz2ieuqK7Lk

 

 

 

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by Group Owner on Nov. 12, 2013 at 9:02 AM

 

11/12/13

The five best home remedies for colds, coughs and the flu

Thursday, March 22, 2012 by: JB Bardot
Tags: home remedies, colds, coughs

(NaturalNews) From the pantry to the bedside, home remedies you can make in a snap help prevent seasonal colds or cure a stubborn case of the flu.

Garlic tea immune enhancer

A well-known immune system strengthener, garlic shines as an antibacterial and antiviral herb for fighting colds, coughs and the flu. One of the best ways to take advantage of garlic's healing properties is by drinking fresh garlic tea. Sweetened with a little raw honey, it's delicious and helps to heal what ails you. Peel 2 to 3 cloves of fresh garlic and lightly crush them with the side of a wide knife blade. Add them to 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for another 15 minutes. Strain the garlic and allow the tea to cool to mouth temperature. Add raw honey, a tiny pinch of cayenne pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice. Drink as much as desired.

Red onion and raw honey cough syrup

A wonderful home remedy for adults or kids suffering from a cough uses brown cane sugar, raw honey or stevia and red onions to make a soothing and tasty cough syrup. Wash, peel and slice the entire onion horizontally. Starting with the base of the onion, layer the slices in a bowl alternating with layers of raw honey or brown sugar. Stevia powder works well for this home remedy too; however, it is extremely sweet. Continue adding layers of onion and sweetener until the entire onion is reconstructed in the bowl. Cover and allow the sweetened onion to remain in the bowl on your counter for about 12-15 hours or overnight. The next day, there will be about a cup or more of sweet syrup in the bowl. The cough syrup contains a range of nutrients, vitamins and minerals from the onion and the honey to help fight infection and soothe sore throats and quiet a cough. Take a spoonful as needed. Has no onion-y taste.

Raw honey and lemon for sore throats

A mixture of fresh lemon juice and raw honey provides soothing relief for sore throats and helps stop the tickle that stimulates coughing. Raw honey -- with all its components including royal jelly, propolis and bee pollen -- is high in nutrients and enzymes which kill bacteria and viruses. The vitamin C and antioxidants found in fresh lemons boost the immune system, speeding healing. Together these two home remedies are a powerhouse for getting over a cold and sore throat. Mix the juice of 1/2 the lemon with 2 to 3 tablespoons of honey and sip throughout the day as needed.

Chicken soup antiviral

Chicken soup really does act to knock out a cold or the flu and hasten healing. As long ago as the 12th century, the Jewish physician Maimonides recommended consuming chicken soup to fight colds and flu. Take advantage of the high antioxidant properties and nutrients found in organic vegetables and chicken. Although non-organic chicken soup may relieve some cold symptoms, it also supplies the body with pesticides, growth hormones, herbicides and antibiotics that are not recommended for well being. Go organic all the way and get well quickly.

Mullein tea for coughs and congestion

Mullein tea is well-known for relieving chest congestion from coughs, colds and the flu. It acts as an expectorant, loosening trapped mucous and soothing sore throats. Make mullein tea by filling a tea ball or strainer with dried mullein herb and steeping in a cup of boiling water for 10 minutes. Sweeten with raw honey and drink as needed to relieve symptoms.

Sources for this article include:
University of Maryland Medical Center: Cough
http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/cough-000042.htm

Health911.com: Coughs
http://www.health911.com/remedies/rem_coughs.htm

Linus Pauling Institute: Garlic and Organosulfur Compounds
http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocenter/phytochemicals/garlic/

Office of Health Promotion University of Utah: Cold, Flu and Sore Throat
https://www.sa.utah.edu/ohp/top/ColdFluorSoreThroat.htm

HolisticOnline.com: Herbal Medicine for Flu
http://www.holisticonline.com/Remedies/Flu/Flu_herbal-medicine.htm

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/035323_home_remedies_colds_coughs.html#ixzz2kRJWl4Bg

 

 

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