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How to get rid of a cold - the best natural remedy

Updated on March 12, 2013

Best Cold and Flu Remedy

We’ve all been there: we have something important to do, and just then, we start catching a cold. Oh no! What to do now? How to get rid of a cold? Instead of rushing to the pharmacy, you should rush to the supermarket. Nature has the best remedies for that cold that’s bugging you.

Here is the recipe:

This is what you will need:

  • 1 Red Onion
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1 inch of Rosemary still attached to the stem
  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 2 Lemons

***These ingredients make about 4 cups***

  1. Cut the red onion in half.
  2. Place all ingredients in a pot, except the lemons. Bring them to a boil.
  3. Let it stand for half an hour
  4. Remove the cinnamon stick and the rosemary
  5. Blend everything else together in a blender
  6. Store in a glass container

Add the juice of 2 lemons and honey to every cup you drink. Adding the juice turns the mixture to a pink color.

If you already sick, drink at least 4 cups a day. If you are just trying to prevent a cold or flu, drink 1 cup a day. This mixture makes a wonderful immune system booster!


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      Silver Q 3 years ago

      Hi thefedorows:

      Yes, I have tried it and it tastes way better than it sounds! I know it sounds disgusting, but it's actually kind of good. It's very sweet and you can barely taste the onion or the garlic. It is also great for getting rid of stubborn colds and for keeping your immune system strong. The only downside is the smell. You might have strong, garlic-y smell after you take this. But in my opinion, it's better than having boogers running down my nose. Give it a try :). Thank you for reading!

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      thefedorows 3 years ago from the Midwest

      Silver Q, have you tried this? I am wondering how it tastes...and what your experience has been with it. If you're able to share that would be great! Thanks.