Today's Quote

“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson

Monday, September 21, 2009

Cold and Flu Season Tinctures

Well, cold and flu season is here. Actually, it never left because of the H1N1 flu that has been going around all summer. So I have gathered some home remedies for warding off all those nasties that are heading our way. Thanks to the ladies at Homesteading Today.

Immune Support
2 parts Echinacea
1 part Tumeric
1 part Goldenseal

Cold & Fever Fighter
1 part Elderberry
1 part Peppermint
1 part Yarrow

Cough & Sore Throat
2 parts Mullein
1 part Licorice Root
1 part Wild Cherry Bark
1/2 to 1 part Ginger Root

Mix each of these with water and take 1-2 dropper fulls 2-4 times a day.

Super Tonic
1 cup onion
1 cup garlic
1 cup horseradish
1 cup ginger
1 cup hot peppers, jalapeno or your choice

Grind all of this fine and place in a gallon size jar. Cover it with apple cider vinegar (the real stuff with the mother and unpasteurized). Shake well each day for a month keeping refrigerated. Then strain off the juice, place it back in the jar and in the refrigerator. Take 1-2 oz. daily during cold and flu season. You can chase it with honey or mix it with water and honey to get it down.

Between all of these and some of the other tinctures that I have posted before we should all have a healthy happy flu season. God bless.


Kelle said...

Thanks for the reminder and recipes. I need to get our tintures going.

Elderberry is a good immune builder and don't forget natural Vitamin C( up to 1000mg daily)

I'd like to add that horehound added to your cough and sore throat tinture would be a plus. We harvest it, steep in very hot water( not boiling) and then simmer down to a concentrate and make throat losenges and freeze all the extra concentrate we can.

Blessing for your week,

Kat said...

Thanks Kelly, I am slowly working on our tinctures so I will definitely try the horehound. God bless. Kat