As the cool Fall air turns beautifully cold and that Texas wind begins to whip around, we all begin to hear the familiar sounds of sneezing, coughing and sniffling. If not in our own home, in the grocery store, at school or church. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but less sun and lots of treats can depress the immune system and leave us cooped up inside with a cold or flu.
The Garlic Elixir (given this descriptive title by my sweet friend Anissa who has boys that have been brave enough to trust “Dr. Bateman’s anti-prescription medication”) is a tried and true home remedy. I have put it up against some major sicknesses and it always takes down the adversary with a Kung-fu kick! It knocked out strep throat in less than 48hrs (after my husband fearfully declared that, “People die from strep!”) and over the summer it took down a debilitating case of Mastitis in only 24hrs (which I was told could only be cured with antibiotics). It’s the World Campion of remedies! It has an undefeated record in my experience.
- 1 clove of fresh organic garlic, crushed (use a press)
- 1 tsp raw organic honey
- Juice of 1 organic lemon (or lime)
- A little bit of warm water
- Mix until the garlic is floating around and while it's still swirling take it down quick, like a shot of tequila. Which of course I only have seen in the movies