I first used this when I was feeling congested, and it relieved the symptoms. I’m not sure if what I had was allergies, or whatever was going around. Still, this did provide relief. I should be more gentle on the stomach than some other similar natural remedies, too. Anyway, I’d like to share this recipe. If nothing else, it tastes pretty good and is full of detoxifying ingredients, but I whipped up another batch of this last week when I was down with some sort of bug (or something). I’m not sure what I had, but it was cold/flu like symptoms. The golden cure isn’t an instant cure that you drink once and are 100% cured, but it appears to provide relief from symptoms and I believe that it aids in the recovery process.
Blend (puree together):
- 3-4 lemons, peeled
- 1-2 tsp – 1 Tbsp ground ginger (or you can use fresh ginger)
- 1/2 onion
- 4-6 large cloves of garlic (or the equivalent or close to it in smaller cloves)
- 2-3 Tbsp raw honey
- A sprig of fresh mint
Actually, I’m not sure I remember so well how much raw honey I used. Maybe 1/3 or 1/4 of a cup? I was also growing something transplanted from someone’s flower bed. It was either mint or catnip or something similar, and I picked long sprig of it and added that, so I recommend blending up some fresh mint, too…
Drink about 1/4 of a cup every few hours, especially before bed (so that the symptoms will be relieved so that you can fall asleep and get much needed rest to get better) as soon as symptoms appear. I took some when the symptoms returned, for more relief. Packed full of vitamin C, raw honey, and with a little mint, it also seems to provide some energy, too.
Note: This is a home remedy, based off of some knowledge of foods that heal and based off of experience, and has no support from any medical professional. It is not meant to diagnose nor is it guaranteed to cure any illnesses or conditions, though it is packed full of healing power and may bring healing/cure.
When you are down with a cold/the flu or some other similar sickness, drink 1/4-1/2 a cup of the Golden Cure 2-3 times a day (at least morning and before bed), preferably on an empty stomach. Also take hot-and-cold treatments (2-3 times a day, at least), drink a lot of water (sip it slowly), and avoid processed sugar (raw honey should be OK, and maple syrup may also boost the immune system). Try to eat simple meals. If your throat is too sore/swollen for solid food, soups help. If you can eat comfortably, try to get down some raw fruits and veggies (but not in the same meal). Eat lightly and don’t snack. Get plenty of rest, lots of fresh air and a little exercise (if possible, something like a short walk). Get some sunlight, too. Keep warm. You can take hot foot baths with peppermint oil in the water and a cool, damp cloth on your forehead or the back of your neck. Herbal teas, such as peppermint, throat coat, and sleepy time varieties will be helpful as well, especially with some lemon and a little bit of raw honey.
Peppermint oil or other ointments with menthol or mint (such as vapor rub) should also provide relief.
For hot-and -cold treatments, I recommend focusing on your sinus area (the forehead and nose) with warm (not too hot) water and then cold and back and forth, then the jaw and throat area, and then the lungs.