Fluids for Immunity

Remedies for lingering colds and sore throats.

Still fighting the cold that is out there, use food to fight congestion and infection.  Traditional broth remedies have been used for years and help nourish and heal the body here are two favorites in our office.

Chili broth

This is a simple broth that combines nourishing broth, immune stimulating garlic, chili decongestant and thyme a known anti-bacterial/viral.

2 cups   Chicken or vegetable broth (organic is best)

3 cloves   Fresh garlic, crushed or minced

1/4– ½ tsp Red chili flakes

3   Sprigs of fresh thyme (remove before eating)

Sore Throat Drink

Drink warm or cold the honey and lemon can soothe a sore throat, while the ginger and cayenne will boost immunity and kill infection.

2 cups   Water

2” piece   Fresh ginger, sliced into ¼” pieces

½ -1 tsp   Honey

3 Tbsp   Fresh lemon juice

¼ – ½ tsp   Cayene pepper ( as much as you can stand)

Can add other tinctures to this mix if you need any more of a boost, just contact our office.