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Zesty Cider Cold and Flu Formula

Zesty Cider Cold and Flu Formula

Here is a great natural formula—with a spicy, zesty, delicious flavor#—that offers relief from cold and flu symptoms, and is an effective natural antibiotic.

Several healing ingredients make this tasty formula one that you can drink at the first sign of a cold or flu to help open up your sinuses and bronchial passages. You can also gargle with it for relief from sore throats. We plan to print this out and keep it handy all fall and winter long; when the sniffles hit, this will help! Here’s the recipe:

INGREDIENTS (Try to use organic if at all possible)

25 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons dried or 3 tablespoons fresh Echinacea root, grated or chopped
1/3 cup fresh horseradish root, grated
1/4 cup fresh gingerroot, peeled and sliced
1 large white onion, diced
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper powder
Honey to sweeten, if desired
Raw apple cider vinegar, 1 quart or less

1. Place all dry ingredients in a 1-quart wide mouth jar. Fill to the top with vinegar. Cover the top of the jar with plastic wrap, then screw on the lid.

2. Refrigerate for six weeks so the flavor can develop and soften. Shake daily. There’s no need to strain and bottle it unless you want to. The flavor keeps getting better and bolder the longer the formula is allowed to steep.

3. At the first sign of a cold or flu, take 2 tablespoons of this formula with a warm water chaser. Rinse mouth out well after swallowing the cider. Repeat once or twice daily for the duration of the illness. You should feel your sinus and bronchial passages quickly open and your breathing become easier.

4. For a sore throat, gargle with the formula for 60 seconds, spit, then rinse out your mouth. You should feel immediate relief.

Makes about 1 quart.

Read more: Health, Natural Remedies

Adapted from 50 Simple Ways to Pamper Yourself, by Stephanie Tourles (Storey Books, 1999). Copyright (c) 1999 by Stephanie Tourles. Reprinted by permission of Storey Books.
Adapted from 50 Simple Ways to Pamper Yourself, by Stephanie Tourles (Storey Books, 1999).

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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8:27PM PDT on Mar 24, 2013

Noted, thanks. I would leave out the echinacea, as I am allergic to it.

1:58PM PDT on Mar 24, 2013

noted

12:40PM PDT on Mar 23, 2013

interesting.

11:32AM PST on Feb 13, 2010

Thanks.

10:56AM PST on Feb 6, 2010

Please excuse the run-on sentences and repetition as I did not proof read. Love you... PS..ThanX for the herb named Ti Tieng suggested from Mike M. Would you please introduce yourself to me with where I can purchase this? I have so many Political, Corporate Accountability, and other passions that I may not be able to track this. What does NYUK mean?

10:50AM PST on Feb 6, 2010

Noted with great thankX. I will make a batch for my daddy {excluding the cloves as to an article I receintly read that it is not good for diabetics} as he suffers from COPD...only 27% of his lung capacity along with many severe medical problems. I will keep this in my fridge, along with my acidolophius, etc and dozens of supplements that have only 6 years have, that have cured many of my several medical problems over the past 6 years. NON WESTERN MEDICINE...NOT...Service, organic gardening for the homeless and elderly, and many other ways that I'm quite sure you already know! With much appreciation and Love, Susanne

9:31PM PST on Feb 4, 2010

Thanks for this, Annie.

6:57PM PST on Feb 4, 2010

good post ty

7:34PM PST on Jan 27, 2008

Sick and tired of being sick and tired?? Try Nutriferon daily.. it will naturally boost your immune system, you will rarely get sick. Research has shown people to not get sinus infections anymore and for me I added alfalfa and I have been able to stop all of my allergy medications. Learn more at www.shaklee.net/owens.

12:48AM PST on Nov 27, 2007

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