Nowadays, it is very simple to prepare our own medicines thanks to the multitude of foods and plants that will naturally fight against diseases. For example, the tincture recommended below combats flu and viral infections and it’s very simple to make at home.
Tincture for Cold and Flu – Recipe
The healing plants that you need for this recipe are:
– Licorice root
You can get these herbs from the healthy food store. In order to extract the healing properties of these plants, you must use high-quality alcohol, preferably vodka or homemade brandy.
Search for a jar of glass and wash it thoroughly with water. Use the plants in equal quantities, depending on how much tincture you wish to prepare.
Chop the plants (the root in particular) or crush them in a mortar and put 2 tablespoons of each plant in the jar.
Mix them well and pour just enough alcohol to cover them completely. Put on the lid, close tightly and stir. Keep the jar in a dark and cool place for 3 weeks. Shake the container daily.
After those 3 weeks have passed, you can strain the tincture using a piece of cheesecloth or a strainer. Press the plants with your hand to extract all the alcohol. You can also add 1 teaspoon of honey in the final product.
Take a few drops of tincture per day as such or mixed with tea, to prevent viral infections (flu and cold) and to accelerate the healing or recovery process after a mild or serious cold.
The plants presented above (Echinacea and thyme in particular) have antiviral and immune-boosting properties. Also, it is always great to have dried licorice root in your home, especially during the cold season. Various doctors at Texas University have discovered that the active ingredients in the licorice root is called glycyrrhizin and can combat the flu virus and increase the survival chances in more serious cases.
When you notice the first signs of flu, you should drink 1 cup of licorice root tea per day. You can consume this tea for a month or even more, to increase the body’s capacity of combating viruses and diseases.