Cold Killer

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Introduction: Cold Killer

This is what my grandmother gave her 9 grandkids when we had colds and sinus problems.

It is a cheap, effective and holistic approach to surviving the annoyances of the common cold.
Make this fresh and take is as needed. 

 Half of 1 lime
1 large garlic clove
1 tablespoon of honey

Mince the garlic and add it to a bowl, squeeze in the lime and add the honey. Using a knife handle, smoosh it all together.
Let it sit for 5 minutes. You can drink it with the pieces of garlic or strain it and take just the syrup. If your sinuses are full, sprinkle a little cayenne pepper on top. Beware, you'll need some breath mints afterwords. 

On the power of garlic:
http://livininthegreen.blogspot.com/2013/01/raw-garlic-cold-and-flu-fighter.html


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    Raw sliced garlic is very tasty on artisan bread and real butter. But if you eat too much you could get thrush.

    Someone once told me that eating an entire bulb of garlic would cure a cold. So, on a Friday I toasted a bulb in the oven for a short while, and squeezed the cloves on to a piece of toast and ate the whole thing. I was cured by Monday, but the time in between was pretty horrible in regard to my digestion and my odor. Even though I have proof that garlic will kill a cold, I'm not sure I could take the medicine again! Maybe one clove would be enough! Thanks for sharing this.

    Garlic is great for helping your cold end faster. It really helps a sore throat because the antimicrobial qualities in garlic kill bacteria lurking in there. I'm hypoglycemic, and for some reason eating garlic on an empty stomach makes me feel weak & queasy. When I have a cold, I always nibble on raw garlic after eating a meal to prevent that side effect. I also drink 2 tbs apple cider vinegar mixed with 1/2 cup water 3x a day at the first sign of a cold. In most cases, all the symptoms will subside within 24 hours.

    Garlic ? Hmmmm, I'm aware of the advantages of it, but not entirely sure I would drink it, but that's just me. If we had a cold when kids, my grandma used to give us hot water, a little brandy, honey and lemon. before we went to bed. That just may be that she wanted a night without us waking up though ;o) Thanks for sharing !

    You sure had a smart grandma! I'm not sure of why the garlic works, but it does. Trying to get my kids to take it is whole different deal ;)

    Garlic strengthens your immune system. If you're feeling weak it's advised to eat a whole garlic clove (you can cut it in half and swallow the pieces) in the morning with your stomach still empty. Not so good for the breath though, but it's a great remedy

    I have to try thos

    Drinking milk helps with garlic breath. Also lemons and parsley!

    I was given the same thing as a kid!!