Colds and Flu
Echinacea – Echinacea activates the body’s immune system, increasing the change of fighting off any disease. Drink as a tea. Buy/view Echinacea
Fenugreek – Decoction: Take as a warming drink for menstrual pain, stomach upsets, and, if a nursing mother, to increase milk flow. Disguise the bitter taste with a little fennel. Buy/view Fenugreek
Garlic – Garlic is used both for chronic and acute diseases. It has both tonic and alterative properties. Take fresh cloves: 3-5 per day; taken raw in food, or in capsules.
Elder – Drink as a tea. Elder helps coughs, colic, sore throats, asthma and flu. A pinch of cinnamon makes the tea more warming.
Cumin - Hot cumin water is excellent for colds and fevers and is made by boiling a teaspoon of roasted seeds in 3 cups of water. Honey can be added to soothe a sore throat.