How toSurvive the cold and flu season.
Simple cleanse for the Nasal Drip
Remove the outer skin and seeds from one large lemon (leave pith and pulp in tact), and blend with four cubes of ice, eight ounces of water, 2 tablespoons of honey, and one-eighth to one-quarter teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Make two cups and drink twice a day.
* Strong elixir for the Definitely Sick
Without peeling any of the fruit, cut these items in pieces, and blend until smooth: one grapefruit, one orange, two lemons, three garlic cloves, half of a large onion, three drops of peppermint oil, and enough water (added a little at a time) to ensure the blender turns.
* An in-depth look into the Elixir
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For an adult, take one cup a day; half a cup for a child. This amount should not be taken all at once. Take a spoonful at a time, periodically throughout the day. Pour the remainder in a glass jar, cover with a lid, and keep refrigerated. Warm in a saucepan before your next serving.
Medicinal value for each item used:
High in immune-boosting Vitamin C. Grapefruit aids the body in eliminating poisons. The rind of the grapefruit is a natural source of quanine and a good source of Vitamin P.
High in Vitamins C and A; also contains high amounts of potassium and a good amount of calcium and phosphorous; known to decrease excess mucus from the head and nose. Useful in cases of respiratory ailments such as bronchitis, asthma and pneumonia, as well as high blood pressure and rheumatism.
Contains Vitamins B and C, calcium, iron, potassium, and phosphorous. Lemons are a natural antiseptic and aid in the elimination of harmful bacteria from areas of infection. Lemon is especially beneficial to the liver, an important organ of elimination. Lemon also promotes an alkaline pH balance in the body. Why does that matter? Toxins cannot survive in high-alkaline environments.
Contains Vitamins B and C, calcium, potassium, and phosphorous. Garlic is enormously beneficial to the digestive system and has a positive effect on the lymph as it aids in the elimination of toxic waste matter from the body. Garlic cleanses the blood, and as a natural antibody, is very effective at strengthening the immune system.
Contains Vitamin A, thiamine, iron, niacin, and calcium. Onions have antiseptic qualities. They help drain mucus from the sinus cavities and loosen phlegm. They also help destroy worms and other parasites in the body. Onions are recommended in case of: asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, flu, and colds.
Peppermint Oil brings oxygen into the bloodstream. It cleanses, thus strengthens, the entire body. This should be added after all the other ingredients have finished blending, and stirred into the mixture by hand to preserve its potency.