1- Warm lemon water– Taken on an empty stomach in the mornings, the vitamin C in lemon juice has a detoxifying effect. According to Ayurveda, warm water helps to keep the digestive fire burning—that’s a good thing. A warm drink can also be comforting after you’ve left your toasty bed!
2- Zinc lozenges or syrup, when taken at the first sign of a cold, can help reduce the length and severity of a cold. It’s good to keep them handy, and take only when needed.
3- Oscillococcinum (OSC) is a homeopathic remedy containing highly diluted extract of Muscovy duck liver and heart. Homeopathy, like vaccines, is founded on the concept of ‘like cures like’. In this instance, a virus is infinitesimally diluted to cure or prevent the flu. A small clinical study has shown OSC to significantly reduce or halt flu-like symptoms when compared to placebo. Best of all, it is totally safe and doesn’t interact with other medications.
4- Garlic– Chopped or crushed, the allicin in a fresh clove of garlic will keep viruses away. It will also keep most people away, so take your garlic when you don’t have to breathe on or near anyone who doesn’t already love you! Note: Eating a raw apple or drinking green tea might help with the breath—try it, and share below in the comments section!
5- Chinese Five Spice– The Star Anise found in this dee-licious blend of cinnamon, cloves, fennel seeds, and Szechuan peppercorns is the active ingredient in the flu medicine Tamiflu, used in the treatment and prevention of flu viruses A and B. The World Health Organization (WHO) lists Tamiflu as one of the most important medicines needed in a basic healthcare system.
6- Wash your hands– Last, but definitely not least… scrub your hands clean to prevent viruses from spreading in the first place! Here’s a quick how-to:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s