Vitamin C is your main weapon in the prevention and treatment of the common cold. Take a cure of Vitamin C-rich foods like kiwis, citrus fruits, etc.

– Garlic is effective for curing all types of colds. Eat fresh garlic spread on some buttered toast, or crush a few cloves in some water, bring to a boil and inhale the vapour. If you don’t like the smell of fresh garlic take garlic capsules, which have no odour.

– Ginger is also very effective for preventing and curing common colds. Ginger:

– stimulates the oxygenation of blood;

– acts as a decongestant and disinfectant;

– stimulates the immune system;

– increases vitality.

Ginger recipes:

– Put a few ginger slices in some water and bring to a boil. Add honey to taste.

– Melt 500 grams (about 20 ounces) of butter in a double boiler; remove from heat and filter off the foam. Reheat and filter off the foam again. Mix the clarified butter with three heaped tablespoons of crushed or powdered ginger and the same amount of brown sugar. Spread the mixture on a plate and use a knife to cut into one inch squares. Put the plate in the freezer for about 15 minutes, then store in your fridge. Eat a square or two as a preventive measure, whenever you feel cold symptoms coming on.

Another anti-cold recipe

Mix the following ingredients:

– 1/8 of a teaspoon of Cayenne pepper

– the juice of one lemon

– one finely chopped clove of garlic

– 1 gram of Vitamin C

Add water or some chamomile infusion if the mixture is too strong. The remedy is effective because Cayenne pepper and garlic, both powerful anti-bacterial agents, promote perspiration, while lemon juice is rich in Vitamin C and bio-flavonoids.

Anti-cold salad

All the ingredients in this salad are rich in copper, which makes it effective for fighting infections:

– raw spinach

– thin slices of raw turnip

– thin slices of apple

– raisins

– lemon juice

– olive oil

Eat only this salad for lunch and dinner.

Hot thyme or lemon juice infusions, sweetened with honey, are both delicious cold-fighting remedies.

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