The Cold Buster
At the first sign of the sniffles or when you start to feel achy, make this brew and get eight hours of sleep! Repeat as often as necessary.
This is sure to lessen the impact or even stop the cold in its tracks
Ginger – The anti-inflammatory gingerols and shaogals in ginger root will help to relieve your sore throat quickly, and they also kill rhinoviruses, which cause colds.
Oil of Oregano – The health benefits of oregano essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, digestive, emmenagogue and an anti-allergenic substance! Start with one or two drops. It is strong.
Cayenne is a detoxifier. It simulates your body’s circulation and mitigates the headache associated with a cold.
Lemon juice is a great source of vitamin C and it is good for digestion.
Honey is an antioxidant and anti-microbial. Use maple syrup if you are vegan.
Olivia Leaf Extract boosts the immune system (along with lowering blood pressure and improving brain function, it kills bacteria and fungi).
How to Buy
All the ingredients can be bought at your local grocery store.
Olive Leaf Extract and Oil of Oregano can be ordered from Vitacost if you cannot find them.
How to Store
How to Cook
Heat a cup of water and add the ingredients. Stir.